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[WIP] Clark Kent (1978) transforming into Superman (Man of Steel) mini-Diorama using the new TALL M36 Phicen

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So the new Phicen M36 I preordered 3 months ago is finally here, and so are many other key components to this diorama.

This is a really, really tall figure and the downside is, all the clothes you will find won't fit it, so you'll have to do many tricks to hide that fact. In this case, the pants had to be pulled real low to cover the ankles, so I covered the waist with the coat. The shirt can barely be closed, so I kept it open to show the Superman crest.

I'll be adding a secondary light in the near future but I thought I'd share this for now.
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I lined the interior of the cabinet in black velvet and blocked it from the back.





I added a laminated ID Badge:



A cleaner look for the newspapers till my custom part arrives








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I made tiny sixth scale Superman newspapers for my diorama from every headline that appeared in every Superman movie I've seen. I'll have them blowing in the wind when the last two pieces for the diorama arrive... for now, I haphazardly placed them on the ground:






EDIT: A little sneak peak to the new diorama... a few items missing...



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I couldn't find a proper 1978 Superman costume but the closest I found online after a long search was the slightly paler evil Superman costume, which didn't matter much since almost the entire costume won't be seen under the suit (I used Stark's grey suit):




And this is the small secondary light I'll be installing opposite the booth close to his head:



I love it.




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That's pretty damn cool.

Well done, indeed.

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That’s an excellent rendition of an iconic image.  


The fit of the suit’s certainly a predicament - although your smoke-and-mirrors photography and posing techniques make decisively decent improvisation...  

Great Scott! Take out the hem!  

Or, perhaps, put a Met’s cap on him and turn the bill way to one side?  Razz


Nicely done, sir.


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I saw this movie again on TV recently. The above scene is very well executed.


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This is very cool. Am I the only one having a visual of Clark stuffing himself into that phone booth, trying to change into Superman while not bringing attention to himself? Shocked

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Looks very good to me, and I even love the little light you are preparing to complete the scene.


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Really cool dio and a great rendition of such a classic image. I am curious, what made you choose to use the M36 body for this. It really is tall! The M32 has such a similar, lean muscle build, but you would probably have a much easier time getting everything to fit, as well as him being closer to the same height as the phone booth. Just a thought, and welcome to take it or leave it. The lighting looks really cool, and give it a great comic cover quality.

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Mr. Razz wrote:This is very cool. Am I the only one having a visual of Clark stuffing himself into that phone booth, trying to change into Superman while not bringing attention to himself? Shocked



Well, no, you are not alone...  Clark is busting out of that - but he’s far too fast to have been seen by the bobbies!  

Also unseen perhaps are the emulsified remains of the poor Dr. Who - inadvertently stomped into the grid amidst the blur; his last word: an abruptly truncated, weakly uttered, “Occupied...”


But this is simply classic, and given all the awkward complications encountered along the way, it’s very well done.  

I also happen to approve of your choice for the tall M36 body, Tare; quite literally, larger than life - which brings to fore the requisite suspension of disbelief that such a fellow could ever effectively pass as “normal” - although perhaps it is somewhere therein that we may find some quintessence of comic superhero lore.  

The factors of appropriate props and their variable proportions seem quite par for the course of this craft, but I suspect that you’ll eventually find and / or cobble and introduce tweaks of odd ends in order to further compliment the scene, and make it match perhaps yet closer with regard to some certain specifications.  

Meanwhile, I say again...  I dig it.  Smile


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ReverendSpooky wrote:I am curious, what made you choose to use the M36 body for this.  It really is tall!  The M32 has such a similar, lean muscle build, but you would probably have a much easier time getting everything to fit, as well as him being closer to the same height as the phone booth.

I originally had bought the M32, but Clark Kent looked really... short in it. Nothing like Christopher Reeve. And when I put him next to Henry Cavill's figure, he was actually a bit shorter and that's when it felt real wrong. I agree that M36A is taller than it should be, but I'd rather have him taller than he should be than shorter than he should be!

Yes, the clothes will be a BIG struggle for this figure, but TBH it's well, well worth it!


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whoa..now that looks like the towering Reeves we know him to be !
very very cool !


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Mr. Razz wrote:This is very cool. Am I the only one having a visual of Clark stuffing himself into that phone booth, trying to change into Superman while not bringing attention to himself? Shocked



Well, no, you are not alone...  Clark is busting out of that - but he’s far too fast to have been seen by the bobbies!  

Ok, but what about the Harrys, Larrys, Suzies, Peggys, Billys, Frankies, Tonys, Daveys, Jimmys, Georgies, Pugsleys and that one annoying bloke, Carl?

I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...

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Mr. Razz wrote: I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...

I already am, so much that I regret sharing it now. It's gonna be extremely epic.

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Mr. Razz wrote: I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...

I already am, so much that I regret sharing it now. It's gonna be extremely epic.

Regret? Screw that, just make this a "work in progress" thread...

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Mr. Razz wrote:Ok, but what about the Harrys, Larrys, Suzies, Peggys, Billys, Frankies, Tonys, Daveys, Jimmys, Georgies, Pugsleys and that one annoying bloke, Carl?

I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...


Well, that’s just tosh...  

With the exception of Harry (who had been out of country at the time), those are just the names of the local bobbies...  So, no...
 
There's been a dodgy lorry in the nearby car park for the past fortnight; however, lacking a good butchers, it were - due to vantages being proper obstructed by an opened bonnet.  


Nevertheless, I expect the Yard to be sending their aces around to investigate the unfortunate demise of the good Dr. Whom.  (One yank reporter, a Ms. Lane, I believe, had had the wherewithal to correct the poor chap’s appellation for the obit section of the morning pages)...  

Razz  



But in all seriousness, Tarexmd, I stand by my original compliments, most sincerely.  It's excellent, truly.  Be happy and be proud.


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A little sneak peak to the new diorama... a few items missing that will take it to new levels of epicness...

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Mr. Razz wrote:Ok, but what about the Harrys, Larrys, Suzies, Peggys, Billys, Frankies, Tonys, Daveys, Jimmys, Georgies, Pugsleys and that one annoying bloke, Carl?

I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...


Well, that’s just tosh...  

With the exception of Harry (who had been out of country at the time), those are just the names of the local bobbies...  So, no...
 
There's been a dodgy lorry in the nearby car park for the past fortnight; however, lacking a good butchers, it were - due to vantages being proper obstructed by an opened bonnet.  


Nevertheless, I expect the Yard to be sending their aces around to investigate the unfortunate demise of the good Dr. Whom.  (One yank reporter, a Ms. Lane, I believe, had had the wherewithal to correct the poor chap’s appellation for the obit section of the morning pages)...  

Razz  



But in all seriousness, Tarexmd, I stand by my original compliments, most sincerely.  It's excellent, truly.  Be happy and be proud.

So Peter is into 1/6th?

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Great update, Tarexmd.  A fantastic diorama that continues] to improve...  

I do indeed dig the “action” of the transformation.  

Very nicely, sir.


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Mr. Razz wrote:
PureEnergy wrote:
Mr. Razz wrote:Ok, but what about the Harrys, Larrys, Suzies, Peggys, Billys, Frankies, Tonys, Daveys, Jimmys, Georgies, Pugsleys and that one annoying bloke, Carl?

I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...


Well, that’s just tosh...  

With the exception of Harry (who had been out of country at the time), those are just the names of the local bobbies...  So, no...
 
There's been a dodgy lorry in the nearby car park for the past fortnight; however, lacking a good butchers, it were - due to vantages being proper obstructed by an opened bonnet.  


Nevertheless, I expect the Yard to be sending their aces around to investigate the unfortunate demise of the good Dr. Whom.  (One yank reporter, a Ms. Lane, I believe, had had the wherewithal to correct the poor chap’s appellation for the obit section of the morning pages)...  

Razz  



But in all seriousness, Tarexmd, I stand by my original compliments, most sincerely.  It's excellent, truly.  Be happy and be proud.

So Peter is into 1/6th?



But what insufferable nincompoopage is this?


Peter Parker is not pertinent.  Nor is Peter Piper, who is also probably quite preoccupied picking pecks of pickled peppers, I’d presume…


So that leaves Mr. Lorre...  Which is homonymous (a euphemism for incorrect).  

And I really wouldn’t know the answer to such a question, but I’d say it’s rather dubious at best - since he is, somewhat - well - actually, quite deceased!

 
Not being keen to current events is one thing, Mr. Razz; but that man’s been gone for several decades now; let him rest in peace.  

At the very least - if ever your Peter did tinker with some sort of ancient form of 1/6 scale figures; not unlike the fellow, himself - your tense is certainly well expired…  



PS: Clearly, your “Peter” isn’t into much of anything these days, is he?

Razz


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Mr. Razz wrote:
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Mr. Razz wrote:Ok, but what about the Harrys, Larrys, Suzies, Peggys, Billys, Frankies, Tonys, Daveys, Jimmys, Georgies, Pugsleys and that one annoying bloke, Carl?

I have no doubt that Tarexmd will fine tune this dio into something great over time...


Well, that’s just tosh...  

With the exception of Harry (who had been out of country at the time), those are just the names of the local bobbies...  So, no...
 
There's been a dodgy lorry in the nearby car park for the past fortnight; however, lacking a good butchers, it were - due to vantages being proper obstructed by an opened bonnet.  


Nevertheless, I expect the Yard to be sending their aces around to investigate the unfortunate demise of the good Dr. Whom.  (One yank reporter, a Ms. Lane, I believe, had had the wherewithal to correct the poor chap’s appellation for the obit section of the morning pages)...  

Razz  



But in all seriousness, Tarexmd, I stand by my original compliments, most sincerely.  It's excellent, truly.  Be happy and be proud.

So Peter is into 1/6th?



But what insufferable nincompoopage is this?


Peter Parker is not pertinent.  Nor is Peter Piper, who is also probably quite preoccupied picking pecks of pickled peppers, I’d presume…


So that leaves Mr. Lorre...  Which is homonymous (a euphemism for incorrect).  

And I really wouldn’t know the answer to such a question, but I’d say it’s rather dubious at best - since he is, somewhat - well - actually, quite deceased!

 
Not being keen to current events is one thing, Mr. Razz; but that man’s been gone for several decades now; let him rest in peace.  

At the very least - if ever your Peter did tinker with some sort of ancient form of 1/6 scale figures; not unlike the fellow, himself - your tense is certainly well expired…  



PS: Clearly, your “Peter” isn’t into much of anything these days, is he?

Razz

I knew you wouldn't get it...that's ok...we all can't be as smart as we pretend to be...but, think about what you posted and then what I posted about Peter...You'll figure it out...if you know anything about music...

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Mr. Razz wrote:I knew you wouldn't get it...that's ok...we all can't be as smart as we pretend to be...but, think about what you posted and then what I posted about Peter...You'll figure it out...if you know anything about music...


Oh, of course!  The Peter!  

Peter Townshend!  Duh!


Who?

Yes.

Who?

Yep.

Who?

That’s right…


What…?


Yes, my inability to decrypt your obtuseness certainly makes me the obtuse one...  

Embarassed



PS:  Incidentally, however does one go about pretending to be smarter than they actually are?  Seriously, just how would that work exactly?  

And do you now feel that you’ve successfully exposed me for attempting such deception...?   Why, you sleuth, you...


Perhaps we should just get this over with and whip them out right now onto the measuring stick…  You know, for Peter’s sake...  

Razz


Apologies to Tarexmd... Wink


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I made tiny sixth scale Superman newspapers for my diorama from every headline that appeared in every Superman movie I've seen. I'll have them blowing in the wind when the last two pieces for the diorama arrive... for now, I haphazardly placed them on the ground:



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Amazing build. Are the newspapers made out of card stock, the texture and color look terrific.

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MerylAkiba wrote:Amazing build. Are the newspapers made out of card stock, the texture and color look terrific.

Nah, that's regular A4 print paper... I edited the exposure in Photoshop, as well as the contrast and brightness to give it a genuine newspaper look!

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Great work on those newspapers. They look just right!


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A cleaner look for the newspapers till my custom part arrives



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Splendid idea, and well done.

The newspapers are exquisite detail, and will also certainly further effect that captivating motion of the scene.  

Very nicely.


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PureEnergy wrote:
Mr. Razz wrote:I knew you wouldn't get it...that's ok...we all can't be as smart as we pretend to be...but, think about what you posted and then what I posted about Peter...You'll figure it out...if you know anything about music...


Oh, of course!  The Peter!  

Peter Townshend!  Duh!


Who?

Yes.

Who?

Yep.

Who?

That’s right…


What…?


Yes, my inability to decrypt your obtuseness certainly makes me the obtuse one...  

Embarassed



PS:  Incidentally, however does one go about pretending to be smarter than they actually are?  Seriously, just how would that work exactly?  

And do you now feel that you’ve successfully exposed me for attempting such deception...?   Why, you sleuth, you...


Perhaps we should just get this over with and whip them out right now onto the measuring stick…  You know, for Peter’s sake...  

Razz


Apologies to Tarexmd...  Wink

No need for either to get crabby. Let’s play nice, fellas.


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This diorama is really coming along nicely. Pretty awesome the tiny newspapers.


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Stryker2011 wrote: No need for either to get crabby...




“Well, I really wouldn’t know, sir…”



In sincerity, your point is well received, and my most earnest apologies to each and all…


(Let’s not get algae now, either…)  

Laughing


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Excellent progress with this scene...  

Quite honestly, I don't know that the suit issue would have been noticeable had you not mentioned it.  

Again, fine work, Tarexmnd.


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What a great diorama! It's obvious you are a fan of Superman and this version of the movie as well. You have created something of envy for any 1/6 enthusiast, this is what we do this for. Keep building your passion, it really shows!

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Pontiacivan wrote:What a great diorama! It's obvious you are a fan of Superman and this version of the movie as well. You have created something of envy for any 1/6 enthusiast, this is what we do this for. Keep building your passion, it really shows!

Thank you for your kind words! I love both 1978 and Man of Steel versions and can't wait to finish this diorama and pay tribute to both!

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Added a few missing headlines that showed up in the movie!


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Added a laminated ID Badge...

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Love that diorama, awesome work!!! Such an iconic rendition of the Sup, very well done! I especially like the newspapers and that press badge, the kind of detail that brings a dio to life! Brilliant!

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I also love the new newspapers and the little badge. They all look just right and add to the realism of the look you are aiming at.


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Excellent work. Loving all the little details and new touches. Have you gotten the 4K Blu-Ray that just recently came out? I have it, but haven’t had the time to watch it yet.


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Coming along nicely,

Lots of great little touches too.

CHEERS!

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Stryker2011 wrote:Have you gotten the 4K Blu-Ray that just recently came out?.

Well I don't have it, but I watched the remaster at the movies during the 3-day Thanksgiving run. Me and my gf had a blast.

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I lined the interior of the cabinet in black velvet and blocked it from the back.

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