Friday, December 10, 2010

Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...

I wish I could blog about all the new goodies I got since the Tron Legacy review but unfortunately I am currently in the Dominican Republic for one of my many cousins wedding, best man no less too, but luckily for you I have some pics stashed of one of my many diorama/ action figure projects.

If you go through my blog or have been keeping up since day one, you notice I blog alot about Marvel Universe out of all the 3.75"/ 1:18 figures but that's not all I collect. I also collect Star Wars, GI Joe and DC Universe: Infinite Heroes. Infinite Heroes is good, notice good, not great but good, line from Mattel that I managed to acquire alot of by buying group lots on eBay. Having such population growth of figures prompted me to build something since I didn't  have a case or box to put them in and they were just hanging around on a shelf. The shelf itself was rather square so I came up with the idea to build a diorama of the Hall of Justice from the Superfriends cartoons. It also helped that I was in the middle of a Superfriends watching kick.

So after some research (watching the Superfriends) I came out with plans to build the first part of the Hall; the TroublAlert computer. This is the computer, that just about every episode would feature because this was how they found out what was going on in the world. Heck, it was even featured in the new Young Justice cartoon.

I started out by cutting out the sides and base out of foamcore, which is cheap and light but not as thin as styrene sheets, which I cut out for the console and monitor areas. I also used foamcore because if I made a mistake it wouldn't bother me as much as styrene. Taped them all together to make sure I cut them out well and viola, the beginnings of a TroublAlert Computer.

Unfortunately this is as far as I got with this project. More work has to be done such as planning the console's layout and etching in details for underneath the console area. I also have to glue in some slotted styrene for the monitor. I'm making it so you can switch what is showing on the screen. All in all a good start and Superman seems to agree.