The BASE for the ground was made from a 3x6 sheet of foam
board that was encased in a wooden frame made from 1x4 pine then
stained. When you use foam board for your diorama's base, you can
make your figures look more life like when you take small brass
cup hooks and cut the ring off then place the cut end into the bottom
of your figure so that the screw is pointing from the figures foot.
Once that is done you can stand your figures in any pose you have
in mind for your scene in your diorama.
I used three different colors of extra fine sand for the arenas
floor then added small rocks that I chipped into smaller pieces
to make look as if they were boulders that the figures would have
to step over or around. The larger rocks were made from papier-mâché
and wire framing. To help the larger rocks look more real I took
sand and sprinkled it over the wet papier-mâché then
painted them when they where dry.
I custom made the Gunships with white lace then spray painted them
black for the cargo netting as well as repainted curtain areas like
rockets and the ship's floor board and added I.D. numbers to
the wings and belly of each ships. I repainted a few red
clones completely white, white clones yellow and green and I had
to cut & re-sculpt them, then added holstered blasters
(which I made from an eye glasses cleaning cloth ) to each
clone trooper to get the right look. I added small wires to the
downed Battledroids to give them more of a "guttedd" droid