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    JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    As I was going though some of my boxes, I decided to pull out the old Dagobah playset and give it a good once over. Of course, the swamp piece had disintegrated so that needed to be replaced right away. I decided against using a similar foam and went with a thick piece of scrapbooking foam in a nice, matching tan colour. I really didn't see any need to "sink" something in the swamp so I just basically filled in the hole.

    The big and fun part of the project was to add a nice paint wash to the base. I used a flat olive green and a flat brown. I then used a different flat brown for the tree roots. I used a flat grey on the rocks and also coloured them with the olive to give it a more mossy and textured look. I painted Yoda's hut with the grey, dry-brushed it is a flat tan and the olive. I put a bright flat yellow in the "window".

    The floor of the hut was dry-brushed with the grey and the "stump" table inside was painted with the flat brown on the outside and did a "wash" with the flat tan for the exposed wood rings, avoiding the spoon and the bowl.

    I added some olive, flat green, tan and grey to the tree portion.

    My next project is going to be the Ewok village once that arrives from my eBay seller.

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    Tree cave and camp
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    **Steven Sterlekar (1969-2001)**

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    That looks great! I did the same thing to a Dagaobah for my son. Except, I also painted the snakes orange and the lizards green. I also painted the vines, gave the whole thing a wash in thinned out black, and then a final coat of testors dull coat to knock out any gloss sheen. I made the mistake of using a blue sponge to fill in the bog. It looked good for a day or two then it dried out. I'll use your idea of scrapbooking foam.

    I've also done the same to the ewok village, check it out at my website.

    http://cantinacustoms.tripod.com

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    Thanks much! What sort of paint are you using for the base washes? Due to the type of plastic involved, I've had luck with the flat model paints. Would love to hear your input on the matter. I'm looking for something durable that won't chip or flake. Thanks!!!
    OK... I BLOG. YOU READ. at http://jedipartner1967.livejournal.com
    **Steven Sterlekar (1969-2001)**

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    Very nice touches JP. I like it alot.

    I have an Ewok village I am planning on displying, look foward to seeing your touch ups for some ideas.
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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    I use "Apple Barrel" acrylic water based paints. The work well on action figures also. Then I always top it off with a coat of Testor's dull coat.

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    Wow JP, that is incredible. Good job ! I wish I had your talents.

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by kidhuman
    Very nice touches JP. I like it alot.

    I have an Ewok village I am planning on displying, look foward to seeing your touch ups for some ideas.
    You should see the ones JLW did!!! Fantastic!

    Thanks for the advice, JLW. I'll look into it. Thanks!!!
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    **Steven Sterlekar (1969-2001)**

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    JWL's dagobah link wont come up on his site.

    I did check the Ewok Village and really nice work. I have never tried to repiant it, but I will soon and hope it comes out looking 1/2 as good as JWL's.
    thanks Chux Turbo LBC Bobafrett Mtriv73 Rjarvis JF96 JT JMG FB Rogue2 Tycho Slicker Deoxy Caesar JontheJedi JJReason Brandon Solo JMS UK for great deals.
    SSG Pro Football Pick em and Bowl Pick em Champ 2006. 2007 NCAA Bracket Champ
    #24 - Gone but not forgotten

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    Re: JEDIpartner's "Vintage to Modern" modifications

    The Dagobah link isn't active yet, apparently. I was referring to the Ewok Village.
    OK... I BLOG. YOU READ. at http://jedipartner1967.livejournal.com
    **Steven Sterlekar (1969-2001)**

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