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BZG Model: Megiddo by sadwonderland BZG Model: Megiddo by sadwonderland
This is a model I made last weekend for book 5 of Bizenghast. It's about three feet long and two feet high and is one of my largest models.

It took about three days total to make, and was one of the more complicated models I've made. I had an idea for a treehouse temple, so I first got a large piece of thick styrofoam for the base, then hunted around outdoors for the perfect small branches to make the trees. After securing them in the foam, I put down a layer of undergrowth, using some craft reindeer moss that reminded me of bonzai trees. I then constructed cardboard platforms for the little houses and covered them in balsa wood planks. Most of the rest of the structures are made of various balsa pieces...I ended up using over 100 separate pieces of balsa, cut up with an exacto and model-glued together. The red lanterns are made of translucent red paper on small stick frames, and I used small chandelier bulbs and copper wiring to wire the whole model so that all the lanterns light up! I love wiring things to light up cuz it's cool.

The other red sections are a kind of fabric that is red on the outside and gold on the inside, stretched over tiny wooden frames and secured upright to made dividers and awnings.

The roof of the main building is made of paper and balsa, covered in sequins to represent roof tiles and painted with a metal-based paint that I then brushed a chemical paint over. The chemical layer reacts with the metal paint to create a patina, which is that greenish-rust that metal gets when it's outside for a long time. I then used model craft snow, powdered over the whole model to simulate a frost on the ground and roof.

The little rock garden on the left is made of rocks I gathered from behind my house in the parking lot, and covered in craft snow.

This model took a long time, especially gluing the sequin-tiles onto the roof one by one (over 800), but it was totally worth it and was a lot of fun to make!

This is one of three major models I'm using for reference while I work on book 5. Models save me a lot of time because they help me think of the scenery and sets in three dimensions, and help me set up more dynamic shots!
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student
wow!
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MewZakuro123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Shame upon all the people who say that you don't try hard at "Bizenghast," because it's obvious you do. :D
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FOOLS12IFY Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW THATS AWWWWWWESOME
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FakerFakerLuvPower Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
awsome.
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MochiBoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
I'm very fond of the detail of the roof
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Bally-Lally Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I in shock. Very,very realistic
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Resident-chicklol Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i want one Dx
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decomposerdoll Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
just wondering, where did you get the metal-based paint and chemical-based paint from? and what kind of materials can you use the paint on?
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xXsexiZexiXx Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
oh i just love the on demand tv remote in the back ground. why didn't that show up in volume five? lol jk jk
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Tenshi112 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
w, woah. I don't really know what to say. You just rule.

now I wanna paint something like it >_<
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