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Title: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:38:42
 :sparkle:  Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...   :sparkle:

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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:42:46
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:49:37
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:52:25
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:54:02
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 12:58:59
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 13:01:57
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 13:04:26
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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 29, 2014, 13:13:21
That was it   :house:

A special thanks goes out to Tahra, for making the amazing centaur customs, and to Playmovictorian, for sending me the beautiful accessories such as the purple flowers on the green house, the Delft style flower pots and the garden gnomes.  :love: 

As Tiermann rightly pointed out, the dragon is probably welcoming mister centaur inside for a friendly pot of tea (which the ghost in the tower is supposed to serve, instead of gazing out the window!).
And Zita, the woman centaur, and the lady of the forest are discussing organic hair dye. 
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Rhalius on December 29, 2014, 13:24:41
Many great scenes and characters there! Somehow the old guy drinking a big mug of beer in his house made me laugh.  :lol:
Many details in the houses, they look beautifull and really gives the idea that the clickies are living there. Really like the picture of the woman making the bed too.
That witch cottage is also brilliant, so many little details!

And I like all the various magical residents of the forest.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: conniefrere on December 29, 2014, 15:44:34
Great diorama! Lot of things happening there. Wonderfull.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Rasputin on December 29, 2014, 15:57:34
Great pictures of a beautiful diorama.

I found the picture of the two boys cute. One with his fancy outfit and carved sword while the other shoeless ragy clothed adversary attacks with a stick.

That dragon does not look like he is interested in tea time, more like lunch time.

The one picture angle of the female centurion makes her look like she has only two very long lean legs. An interesting look.

Thanks again for more pictures.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: tahra on December 29, 2014, 17:22:41
:wow: That looks sooo AWESOME :)  :love:

The ground is just perfect.

And the houses, all full of details :love:  The use of those log cabins (I think) roofs makes for great variety, and beautiful houses.

Great looking klickys too... I also love the boy swordfighting with a stick - that was a brilliant idea!

The guy having a mug of beer while relaxing at home is very well done too.


The cat on the bed and the one peeking at the chicken are very nice details :love:

I did notice the roses over the door, the pots of flowers, the pot on the stove (it is not playmo, right?) and the bunch of... something, from Sylvanian, I think, hanging in the witch's lair... 

I'm repeating myself, but the witch house is brilliant as well...

The forest dwellers all look great (what is the ogre looking at? he looks curious!)

Loved Hade.. I mean that wizard with the ghost from the tower - how ORIGINAL! :) And the other talking to the raven, with the cluttered workshop.

All the trees, vegetation and rocks look great, and make a very believable forest.

Also really like the dwarves by their cabin (and interesting roof!)

And Zita, the woman centaur, and the lady of the forest are discussing organic hair dye.

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: leefert on December 29, 2014, 19:04:33
I love all of the little details involved in the creation of this scene.  You've done a wonderful job!  Love it!!!!
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on December 30, 2014, 09:04:58
Thank you so very much  :deco:

I should take it all down tomorrow, but I feel reluctant.

I did notice the roses over the door, the pots of flowers, the pot on the stove (it is not playmo, right?) and the bunch of... something, from Sylvanian, I think, hanging in the witch's lair... 

Yep the pot and the stuff hanging from the ceiling is Sylvanian, along with some of the brightly coloured jam jars.

The forest dwellers all look great (what is the ogre looking at? he looks curious!)

When I was taking that picture, he seemed to be staring straight into the lens  ;D
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Pynedor on December 30, 2014, 15:16:50
Great display, Birdie! It looks awesome. <*)

And Zita, the woman centaur, and the lady of the forest are discussing organic hair dye.

Ha, that is great. :lol:
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: tahra on December 30, 2014, 16:05:25
When I was taking that picture, he seemed to be staring straight into the lens  ;D

Ah.. "By the gods, what sort of creature is that?! And what's it pointing at ME?"
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Giorginetto on December 30, 2014, 18:39:24
Wow ! that is one superb diorama !! The attention to detail as well as the photo angles and quality are price winning !!! Super steck stuff , what else would it be , only with steck !!!!  :xmascheer:
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Daniela on December 30, 2014, 20:49:45
Pure Magic!  :love:

I love the little details inside the houses. And the colors, the trees, everything!  :inlove:

Thank you!

Daniela
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: DrDalek6 on December 30, 2014, 22:21:01
Very nice love those different stories (trees and plants type stories although the other kind would work well I feel  ;)) it all looks so natural and a lovely blend of different colours. I really liked the shots of the Wizards Tower, the house in the tree stump/Hobbits hole, the flower fairies in their glade, the two little boys sword fighting and the flowers and Gnome  ;D. Plus of course can't forget the Dwarves, Dragons, brave Centaur and the curious Ogre.

As Tiermann rightly pointed out, the dragon is probably welcoming mister centaur inside for a friendly pot of tea (which the ghost in the tower is supposed to serve, instead of gazing out the window!).
And Zita, the woman centaur, and the lady of the forest are discussing organic hair dye.

 :lol: This last paragraph made me laugh you've got a great perspective on what's going on although the Dragon might have other ideas 
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Tiermann on December 31, 2014, 18:14:56
A gorgeous diorama, and wonderful photography of it. So many things I love. The placement of the buildings all seems very natural, and the paths through the forest are perfect. Everything just seems to fit as if it's been there for years. Very impressive.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: hauden_lukas on January 01, 2015, 07:23:56
Wonderful!

And what is even more exciting: almost everything is original Playmobil!
I am concerned about where the "collector community" is heading (with all the resin and 3D printing). But your diorama is a nice example what can be done with only minimal external parts.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

HDL
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: kaethe on January 01, 2015, 13:07:20
What a beautiful diorama, love the way you have tucked so many things into the forest, and how they are hiding when you look down from above.  All of the little details that you have squeezed in to every scene, add to the feeling that they have been living there for a very long time.  Love the purple flower vine detail.  It is a pity that you need to take it down, but I remember how large the platform was in your "making of" thread. 
kaethe
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Rasputin on January 01, 2015, 13:22:19
Wonderful!

And what is even more exciting: almost everything is original Playmobil!
I am concerned about where the "collector community" is heading (with all the resin and 3D printing). But your diorama is a nice example what can be done with only minimal external parts.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

HDL

Only some are headed there. There will always be the purists. 3D for us is just going to be a way to make replacement discontinued parts that are very rare.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: leefert on January 01, 2015, 23:51:14
Only some are headed there. There will always be the purists. 3D for us is just going to be a way to make replacement discontinued parts that are very rare.

I agree.  There are still very many purists.  I find myself in that group. 
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: sunflower on January 02, 2015, 15:56:28
Such a great diorama. I love each picture. I think the one with the little girl petting the squirrel is my favourite. Thank you for sharing this lovely place in playmoworld!
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Junker Jörg on January 07, 2015, 20:21:38
Cute! All those details! Goldig mit all den Details!

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Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on January 08, 2015, 08:10:57
Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments  :)  They make me very happy!
I really like this one too, it worked out better than I expected. And now I've got all the trees I'll ever need, I guess  ;D

I actually didn't take it down yet. I haven't decided on my next project, and it's not in the way really. Oh, and I didn't feel like sorting and dragging around boxes for a whole day  :-[

Wonderful!

And what is even more exciting: almost everything is original Playmobil!
I am concerned about where the "collector community" is heading (with all the resin and 3D printing). But your diorama is a nice example what can be done with only minimal external parts.

Well I have used Sylvanian furniture (the double bed and some cupboards and accessories), and I don't really mind using non-PM stuff, as long as it blends in well. That's my main concern.
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: MandyJ on January 08, 2015, 12:39:35
I only just saw this, I'm still learning to navigate the forum.

Everything is just wonderful, so much detail and color. There is something wonderful to see in every picture from magicians, ogre's and centaurs to every day life in a medieval village and that beautiful waterfall, it must have taken you ages to do.

I loved the tree's, the buildings, the animals, the tree dwelling and the enchanted forest, everything.

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your pictures and now I'm going to go back again   :)
Mandy

Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: skypurr on January 08, 2015, 16:26:17
What a lovely diorama, and so much detail there.  I love so many things, especially the cat on the bed!
The use of the roof from the sportsman's hut on a steck house is a great idea.
I can sympathise with how you feel about having to dismantle it; when you have spent so long working on and setting up something it is very sad to have to put it all away as you can never recreate it exactly the same.
Luckily you have some great photos to look back on and share with others.

Elaine (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac300/skypurr/mgqueen.gif)
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: playmovictorian on January 26, 2015, 16:39:45
What delightful & enchanted fairytale  :love: :love: :love:

I love all the wonderful little détails you put together !

Beautiful  :cloud9:
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Giorginetto on December 15, 2018, 20:10:35
..such a lovely Diorama. Its given me some ideas for setting up my next diorama , the forest and the small village i will create with a steck outpost nearby ..... :wave:
Title: Re: The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Birdie on April 17, 2019, 20:01:52
..such a lovely Diorama. Its given me some ideas for setting up my next diorama , the forest and the small village i will create with a steck outpost nearby ..... :wave:

Late reply, so my late reply to you won't matter much I suppose. Thanks Giorginetto!  ;D
Have you finished the dio you mention, can I find it on the forum here somewhere?