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Diorama-Rama - November 6th, 2007

Sit back and be amazed by the following:

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QUESTS CHESS! Made by BioJ, one of my readers/personal heroes.

Edit: You may also know him from the Adventure Gamers forums as “The Mutajon.”

Here are the good guys:

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And the forces of evil:

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All painstakingly rendered in Fimo clay. Speaking as someone who wasted their childhood both playing adventure games and making tiny things out of clay, I totally wish I’d thought of this. Instead I just put my talent to use making dioramas.

Segue!

I did these a couple years ago for a science fair held in a local bar. Like how grade 5 should have been.

The first diorama I did was about the dangers of “global cooling.” Think murderous penguins.

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I made the hill out of a Tim Horton’s cup. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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Oh ho…so politically incorrect.

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In case you can’t tell that’s a hapless victim sprawled on some “ice.”

I ended up winning almost $100 in gift certificates, certainly not because I sold the penguins for audience votes. Nope.

This was the one I made the next year. I apologize for the webcam-quality photos. It’s a diorama…of a science fair!

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Last but not least, here are the original Nanobots that led to the game idea. They were a birthday gift for my friend Kevbot, just like the game was supposed to be his Christmas present last year. Heh…oops.

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Notice the quarter.

6 Responses to “Diorama-Rama”

  1. www.hikingforyou.info » Diorama-Rama Says:

    [...] Ivy added an interesting post today on Diorama-Rama.Here’s a small reading:Speaking as someone who wasted their childhood playing both adventure games and making tiny things out of clay, I totally wish I’d thought of this. Instead I just put my talent to use making dioramas. … [...]

  2. Ambine Says:

    Loved the clay dudes. You guys are pretty good with it!

  3. Checkmate Says:

    [...] found these cool chess pieces over at Lively Ivy, aka Erin “The Ivy” Robinson. Erin is well known (famous really) for her adventure [...]

  4. Ivy Says:

    Thank you kindly, Ambine. :D

  5. Il momento della commozione: Quest Chess Says:

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  6. Peet Brits Says:

    I want the chess set!!!