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JediKnightBai
10-30-2001, 10:11 AM
Does anyone know how get a star backround for a Diorama?

Currently,I get a big sheet of black heavy paper,and take an
old toothbrush with white paint on it and "paint" on the stars.
It gets really messy speckling on stars with a toothbrush,Does
anyone have any suggestions for this?

ACPin
10-30-2001, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by JediKnightBai
Does anyone know how get a star backround for a Diorama?

Currently,I get a big sheet of black heavy paper,and take an
old toothbrush with white paint on it and "paint" on the stars.
It gets really messy speckling on stars with a toothbrush,Does
anyone have any suggestions for this?
You could print the stars and paste them on instead of painting them. Another alternative is to digitally create the background and then have it printed at Kinko's or any other store that have the capability to print it (expensive though). Or go to a fabric store and check out their selection of night sky prints. I've seen some that would be good enough to use as backgrounds. Some hobby shops for model trains also have similar backgrounds (they use the term backdrops more so than backgrounds).

I've used a poster that I found in a frames store for my inflight dioramas. Check these out. :D

A-Wing in flight (http://www.figures.com/Features/index.html?show_article=22842&domain=sirstevesguide.com&dom=ss&domain_id=5)

B-Wing in flight (http://www.figures.com/Features/index.html?show_article=22398&domain=sirstevesguide.com&dom=ss&domain_id=5)

Outrider in flight (http://www.figures.com/Features/index.html?show_article=22922&domain=sirstevesguide.com&dom=ss&domain_id=5)

Y-Wing in flight (http://www.figures.com/Features/index.html?show_article=22076&domain=sirstevesguide.com&dom=ss&domain_id=5)

Give us word and possibly some pics of how your work turns out! :)

JediKnightBai
10-30-2001, 11:22 AM
Thanks ACPin,I'll check around our city and see if I can find anything that you mentioned.I'll try posting the pictures when I am finished with the Diorama.

JediTricks
10-31-2001, 11:32 AM
You could take the lazy route and simply fling white paint from a brush at a large black piece of paper from a few angles. You'd get a nice selection of random sizes and it'd be quite disposable. :D

JediKnightBai
11-15-2001, 01:19 PM
For my Space diorama I found these backrounds at the link below.They are for UltraRama Dioramas but with a little
improvement on my part,I got them to fit in my diorama.The best
thing about them is that its free!:greedy:

http://www.rebelscum.com/ultaback.asp


Have fun
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