The j3h action figure photography, collection, display and whatever thread

j3h

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Ok, here are the first batch of shots of my Muppet Theater diorama, empty of figures...

the view of the whole shelf:


The Balcony box seats


Working stage trap door


Stage right leading to back stage


back stage


upper backstage wall


Backstage high view


Pizza arrived


The crew will star arriving next post...:embarrassed:
 

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Thank You Gonzolover85! that was a fast reply to my posting:big_grin:

Here come the figure shots:

Bo brings in the scenery


Beaker handles the harness rigging


Who says penguins are a flightless species of birds?


Crazy Harry in charge od special effects


Backstage full of life


Kermit has a "discussion" with Rizzo


Next, on with the show...
(Thanks for checking these out everyone!)
 

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Muppet Theater Display

The stage production:

Boo! Hiss!


Opening number "Uncle Deadly's house of deadly doom"


with guest star Vincent Price


ooooh, spooky deadly doom indeed!


"How do you like the number?"
"The only thing deadly is the Bear's jokes! Ho-ha-ha"


que the band for the exit music


Full diorama view from "the cheap seats"


final full view display shot from slightly below


Again, thank you for checking this out!
if you have any questions or specific angle picture requests, please let me know.
 

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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?
 

j3h

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Thank you Mupzzd and Narrator!

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:cool:
-j3h
 

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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.

Keep up the good work.

Dearth
 

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I have to agree! I LOVE the pictures! Very creative!
 
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