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Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 22:50:53 »
Amazing diorama!
Love the full seated arena  :love: :love: :love:

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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 01:07:30 »
This is amazing,

By far though this is my favourite picture





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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 09:22:00 »
Amazing photos! Lovely backdrops, lighting, posing. A real treat!
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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 18:48:44 »
ASTOUNDING WORK! Very well done, I enjoyed every pixel.

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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 21:28:31 »
Cool dio  :love: amazing shots 8}

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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 06:59:02 »
Thanks, glad you enjoy the pics! I had a lot of fun making them (and building the diorama of course).

Iím still amazed that Playmobil actually made a Roman theme because of itís barbaric qualitities. It enables children to (re)create some pretty horrific scenery. But at least it also tells them about history wich is only to be applauded, although I feel there arenít enough Roman sets yet. Where for example are the temples?

And I was very pleased to be able to customize the arena with spare parts that were easy to obtain online. Too bad the holders for the candles werenít available anymore. Anyone any idea were to obtain them?

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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 07:03:21 »
ASTOUNDING WORK! Very well done, I enjoyed every pixel.

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And your sneaky time traveller did not go unnoticed!  ;D

Well spotted! He pops up in every diorama I build, canít stop him ;)

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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 18:50:19 »
Great dio, and lovely photos (I really like tha first one!)

And your sneaky time traveller did not go unnoticed!  ;D

Missed him..   :-[

Iím still amazed that Playmobil actually made a Roman theme because of itís barbaric qualitities. It enables children to (re)create some pretty horrific scenery. But at least it also tells them about history wich is only to be applauded, although I feel there arenít enough Roman sets yet. Where for example are the temples?

Peanuts (or "peaners", in the language of a football coach here) compared to some others... imo. 

These days, I believe there is little chance of other sets - they tend to make sets "for boys" and "for girls" - a stupid concept to begin with, and then made worse by assuming the first are violent idiots, and the second pink-loving idiots. But I digress.

And I was very pleased to be able to customize the arena with spare parts that were easy to obtain online.

Yes, it looks great - though I made the mistake of purchasing the full seats from playmobil  :-\  Anyways, I still find it.. small. I think it should be taller. Deeper, actually, which is virtually impossible to manage for me..

Too bad the holders for the candles werenít available anymore. Anyone any idea were to obtain them?

The "bronze" stuff is very fragile - apparently an issue with other parts as well - I had a bracer shatter when I put it on - that NEVER happened before in .. hundreds, surely...
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Re: Corso's Roman / Egyptian Diorama
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 21:07:15 »
Iím still amazed that Playmobil actually made a Roman theme because of itís barbaric qualitities. It enables children to (re)create some pretty horrific scenery.

It's funny when you think about it, isn't it? Just think, 2000 years from now, things we think are horrible will be games for children...

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But at least it also tells them about history wich is only to be applauded, although I feel there arenít enough Roman sets yet. Where for example are the temples?

Yes it's a tragedy they didn't expand the civilian side of Roman life. Temples, farms, city apartments, imperial palace, they could have done so much. The recent expansion of the Greek gods is a glimmer of hope to which I cling desperately.

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And I was very pleased to be able to customize the arena with spare parts that were easy to obtain online. Too bad the holders for the candles werenít available anymore. Anyone any idea were to obtain them?

As tahra says those "bronze" bits are fragile, I've lost a couple to breakage...keep scouring the 'bay is the best we can do at this point.

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