Episode 6 - ENDOR - Bunker Attack
By Thomas Riedel - December 2002
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February 2002
Here is the Hasbro Playset. Since it is not as wide as the movie version I had a little idea.

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February 2002
First, I cut, the bunker into equal parts and made it wider for 5 cm, then I surfaced it, abraded it and finally painted it. The colour now fits more to the colour of the bunker, which we saw in Episode 6.



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February 2002
Let's start with a wooden box frame large enough to fit the Bunker and 2 AT-ST.

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February 2002
In the empty box, I stuck a forest poster, consisting of 3 parts. Actually, it is a picture of an european forest, not the californian Redwoods with their thick and giant sequoias. But it looks astonishing good!

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February 2002
Then, I stuck on the base a 4 cm thick styrofoam plate. On that, I modelled a hill from polyurethane foam and also cut holes, mainly, where later the trees will be "planted". Then, I made the trees from 5 cm thick roundwood. I wrapped the wood with a window screen mesh and nailed it. Then I surfaced the screen with a wet-room-surfacer. Next, I screwed the trees in the right places, I covered the landscape also with wet-room-surfacer

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February 2002
Next I painted the whole landscape brown. Finally, I brushed the entire floor with glue and sprinkled model-grass on the landscape. Like I did it on my first diorama, the Ewok Village, I used a gadget which electrisizes the grass with 20000 Volt, so each single grass flies exactly vertical on the polarisized surface.
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February 2002
I added the "flora" through tiny bushes which grow on trees in Northern Italy (Dolomiti Mountains), also I added ferns and Irish Moss, etc. Then, finally, the Diorama was fitted out with the figures and two AT-ST's.

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