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Dark Crystal custom figure diorama

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Mystic Master, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Mystic Master

    Mystic Master Member

    I've been working on a Dark Crystal custom figure diorama, that contains 2 Mystics and a base (so far) - and I wanted some feedback as to whether I should paint the figures or leave it as-is. I am planning on adding more to the base, and painting the "great conjunction" in the center...heres a preview picture:

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  2. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Yeah, looks good so far!
    I would paint the figures... :)
  3. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    Wow! How do you guys get such detail? So much like that would make me become farsighted and go crazy from sitting so still the entire time.
  4. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    Very impressive! Maybe they should hire you to help design the action figures(If they ever make them!:rolleyes: :attitude: :crazy: )
  5. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member


    LOL! Those are the figures from the DIE CAST Set (made by Pinnacle Products, 1983). So he did not sculpt them :)
  6. Mystic Master

    Mystic Master Member

    The figures are recasts of the metal originals, as Laszlo described - but made of resin this time and painted in a rust color. I'm working on a different paint scheme for each figure, based on the various Mystic characters; I might add a hood and a new staff to one of the figures to make them unique...
  7. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Active Member

    These are really good Mystic Master! I just noticed, you only live an hour away from me! I live near Wooster.
  8. amyfun

    amyfun New Member

    I think painting it would bring out the statues. Right now they are beautiful but at first glance they look more like antiqued book ends with the gold.
    Good luck! They are my girls favorite characters in the movie.
  9. amyfun

    amyfun New Member

    what other merchandise is out for the Dark Crystal?
  10. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    I saw some t-shirts on the Jim Henson web-site store.
  11. amyfun

    amyfun New Member

    Thanks for the info...my daughters have the sideshow dolls, and I stress the word "dolls". They were a gift to them from their uncle who picked them up in germany of all places. He thought they would keep them in the boxes as collectibles pieces, but none the luck...they were out in 3.2 seconds.
    They are cute but I think they did a rotten job on Kiera's little pet.

    I wish I could find real figures or figurines that could be displayed. The sideshow toys were just too big and looked too much like a toy.
    Hopes for another fantasy movie from Henson workshop!!!!
    My girls love labarynth and the dark crystal.
  12. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead New Member

    Have you seen the Dark Crystal busts? They are a bit expensive, but they are pretty nice. You can usually find some on ebay. Here are a few examples:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Crystal-4-...oryZ1340QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Crystal-Sk...oryZ1340QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Crystal-Ur...oryZ1340QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Crystal-Au...oryZ1340QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  13. Verona

    Verona New Member

    Bah, only United States, no Europe. Unfortunately the figure of SkekTek is not available yet. :(
  14. Mystic Master

    Mystic Master Member

    I finally got around to painting these last year, but forgot to update this thread, so I thought I'd share a picture of my custom Dark Crystal diorama - the Mystics are based off the pewter miniatures, but these are done in resin and painted. I also painted the 'great conjunction' on the base - as seen in the Mystics camp.

    http://www.jaredchalfant.com/dc-mystics.jpg
  15. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    It turned out nice. I like the idea with the great conjunctuion symbol. Well done!
  16. Really cool!

    I agree, the 'sand painting' of the symbol on the base ads a nice authentic touch.

    Awesome job! Thanks for taking the time to share this project here with us!

    :scary:


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