Now I have a great many hobbies, I'm a tattoo artist by profession so generally I love drawing, painting and generally getting creative in my spare time which brings me to the other reason i wanted to post this topic.
I love collecting figures e.g the mattel 6" ghostbuster figures, also stuff like necas movie line figures, ninja turtles stuff etc i could go on as my collection is huge and spans 2 display cases and 3 dioramas i have built along with a 4th on the way.
Sorry if this seems long winded, I will try and get to the point! Ok as youve prob guessed with collecting figs and what I've just mentioned i love building display sets/dioramas for them. I'm not sure if i can upload pics of my prev dio's here as i think i need to pay a membership fee?
Anyway I've seen a couple of guys post links here to certain albums on facebook so if you'd like to see some of the ones Ive done so far plz feel free to check them out here and please let me know if you have trouble getting a look at the album, I'm not sure if I've got a privacy setting on it. the link is https://www.facebook.com/ant.odonnell.7 ... 512&type=3
Ok so ill try and cut the rambling now lol. I want to make a ghostbusters firehouse, interior and exterior and i am confident i can do it reasonably well to display my mattel line, I've seen some fantastic pieces on here of the gozer temple and one of the outside firestation and credit to you guys, they really are amazing!
Anyway because i want to do interior and exterior i wanted to try something a little different to the kind of dios I've made before, i intend to make this based on the same principle as a dolls house, so the roof will be hinged to open from the top and also on wall too, prob the right hand side one that doesn't look like it has much in the line of furniture or obstacles stacked against it i.e the stairs, the lockers etc.
I will be using the ghostbusters video game for reference as its basically an interactive guide as to everything i need to include plus there are some cool additions like slimers "tank" which i think would be worth adding etc. One of my main questions id like to ask would be what ecto 1 model would look the best sat inside the firehouse without looking silly next to the figures?
I believe mattel were due to bring a 1/12 scale model out for the actual figures but due to poor pre order numbers they dropped it so ive been looking at the 1/25 scale that you have to build up yourself from a kit, would anybody be able to shed some light on this? im terrible with the scale refs lol so would this size look ok or stupid with my figures?
Haha ok i think ive rambled on enough so if anyone can give me the heads up on this that would be great, also im going to look at paying the membership so i can upload pics and get your opinions, i do welcome constructive criticism and I'm pretty new to this type of hobby so please do feel free to say if you think there's something i can do better thanks to all of you who took the time to read this and hope to hear from one of you guys soon