Those are fantastic, j3h! Love the textures and angles--doesn't even feel like you're dealing with toys, it's like those are stills from the show or something. And what an amazing stage, too! Did you build it?
Out of curiosity, what kind of camera are you using?
Yes, I did build the stage and the rest of the display around the existing Palisades Backstage playset. I honestly was very inspired by Dearth's creations over in his Diorama and custom figures thread which led me to really want to do this project.
Most of the diorama's structure is made with foamcore covered with dollhouse sheets of brickwork or such. The balcony is a thin wood round craft box found at AC Moore.
On the photography side, I used an (currently tempermental) older model of Omplyus camera to take the shots of the display. Right now it randomly decides to not accept any of the memory cards I have for it (hence why the earlier pictures in this thread are taken with my Iphone)...My wife keeps offering me to use her new Powershot, but I'd rather play with what I'm familiar with (for now anyway...I'm sure I'll be on the market for an upgrade at somepoint this year)
Again, Thanks for checking this out and thanks for the questions
Just dropping in to let you know that your shots of the Vincent Price alongside the Uncle Deadly helped me decide to finally purchase one. He just arrived, and is very cool.
Hey, here's a question... how big were the sheets of brick that you were using? I always hate the seam in my upstage brick wall, but I didn't see one on yours. If that's several small pieces attached to each other, you did a great job blending out the seam.