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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Seeing stars: the Observatory of Meliador... lots of pictures!
This project dates back to the "Golden Era" of dioramas, circa 2004-2005. As I progressed with my various dioramas, the miniatures themselves became more elaborate. For instance, the Planesphere which I created for Meliador's calculations.
Since I have been a huge fan of astronomy for as long as I can remember, this might just be my favorite diorama of all time. :-)
The overall structure was done with sculpey. Here are a few overall shots with the minis:
Now a shot of Meliador himself:
And for some close ups on the Planesphere, which was also made from Sculpey:
I have some exterior images that show the copper roof, the column, stairway and alcoves:
These images show the floor design, which was inspired by a very old section of the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago. There is a giant pendulum that hangs from the ceiling, and it keeps time as it swings over a large sun dialesque design on the floor.
Here are a few more close ups of Meliador inside the Observatory: