Ant Attack! (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Diorama)
Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:39 PM
One of the most disgusting scenes in Indiana Jones' history, in my opinon. I don't have a stomach for ants. Snakes, yes. Ants, no.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:47 PM
I love seeing all of those ants together. It looks like a sea of ants!
Nice SNOT also, The jeep is really cool. I haven't seen the movie yet but I can imagine what happens here...
Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:51 PM
Anyway, very nice MOC SirNadroj, I saw this scene just 5 hours ago, it's very fresh in my mind. I was thinking about making an Oxley myself, I never thought about the Hermione hairpiece. May I ask what face you used for him?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:53 PM
I think you captured this excellent scene very well! Everything is pretty accurate!
How many ants?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:58 PM
Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:59 PM
Edited by darthperson8, 29 May 2008 - 09:00 PM.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:42 PM
Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:48 PM
Really nice job and very accurate (for what I can remember) detail.
PS Can we get a close up of that Ox fig?
Edited by Faramir, 29 May 2008 - 09:50 PM.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:04 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Snakes
Temple of Doom: Bugs
Last Crusade: Rats
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Killer Ants
I know many of you know that already, but just wanted to make a list...
On topic, very nice! you keep making these excellent indy dioramas! Very accurate! i like the part when Irina squshes the ant with her knees . Ill look foward to your future indy creations.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:10 PM
You really captured the scene! There are a lot of nice elements, like the tree, the car and of course the circle the ants do around the skull...
By the way, how do you have so many giant ants? LOL
Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:06 AM
And on a semi-related note: the ants in the movie are the siafu (AKA: driver ants), there have been recorded instance of them attacking people, but nothing like the film. They should have been coming out of a hollowed-out tree, siafu migrate every weak to new hunting grounds, they don't have the time to even dig out huge mounds. I only knew about the stuff in the last scentence from a Discovery channel documentary on the siafu, complain to them, not me
And personally, I think ants are the 3rd coolest insect (2nd being the Praying mantis, 1st being bees)
Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:39 AM
Man, looks like you really captured the scene well, even though I haven't actually seen the movie yet. My younger brother did though, and he said it looked good.
Only.... how did you get all those ants? There must be over 50 of them there!
Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:41 AM
The plants are great, too- I don't think I've seen the carrot top used like that before, good job. You also made a really cool tree. The curved elements are really slick, and the green-ish bricks under the tree add some depth.
The ants! The ant are wonderfully disgusting. You must have taken a lot of time to position them all, and I like how the ants are swarming around the skull, it just pulls your eye in to that middle detail.
Can't have been fun to position all those ants, though. You probably had to be really, really careful when moving it, they must have been falling all over the place. How many sets did you buy, by the way?
I don't like ants either. I love snakes, I work with them, but ants... When I need to feed the lizards at work, I have to use my bare hand to pick up mealworms, they're just as bad.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:19 AM
Edited by cyclone501, 30 May 2008 - 01:21 AM.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:11 AM
Really want to see a picture of whoever is on the floor. Great job anyway! keep these coming!
Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:31 AM
Anyway, this scene looks really nice, meeting your usual high standard and giving us something new and unique each time. The anthill with the man being dragged in is awesome! The jeep is a very nice representation too.
Great work, well done!
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:19 AM
You've captured the scene superbly, a very accurate reenactment of the scene. I love how you've made the vegetation and the anthill is nice. The jeep is fantastic, the bodyis very well crafted and looks very sleek.
As for the minifigs, Oxley looks great from what I can see. However, concerning Dovchenko, I agree that he would look better with no hair piece. Also, I believe that all of the Soviets were wearing dark tan rather than green in this scene. It's a shame we didn't get any generic dark tan Russians in the Indy 4 sets. Other than those two minor gripes, very well done!
Great work, I hope to see more Indy MOCs from you in the future.
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