Diorama Revell Scenery Showcase Star Wars


A change is as good as a rest, so with a few days to spare I set about building a diorama using only spare parts and some imagination...

The idea here was to quickly build a diorama, using only spare parts, in this case, everything that is not needed in Revell’s new ‘Outland TIE’ kit

Morning everyone – I hope you are well!

I had a few days at the end of last week in-between work commissions, so thought I’d have a go at something a little different – and here’s the result: my new diorama entitled “TIEs Died”.

The idea here was to quickly build a diorama, using only spare parts, in this case, everything that is not needed in Revell’s new ‘Outland TIE‘ kit (or in this case, kits, because I had two to use!). I also used a few bits and pieces from the spares’ box, and then scratched a tower that adds height at the back of the scene.

The whole thing was really a proof of concept project: could I build it from spares and still capture the look of the Star Wars Universe and the artwork on which the idea was based. I didn’t worry too much about the lore that surrounds the stories (so there will be a ton of liberties!). I also didn’t really micro-paint each item, concentrating more on the idea than its execution. Instead, I just had fun during the few days it took to build.

I really hope that you like it! 🙂

I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!


  1. Andy King

    Wow Spencer! I absolutely love it!!


  2. baker24earthlinknet

    That is a very clever scene, and shows that not every model project has to take weeks or months to finish to be brilliant. This is very evocative of military aircraft junkyards we have all seen in pictures, and carries that association for me, which makes it, in its own terms, very realistic. Congratulations!


  3. What a great idea! I also have two of them, admittedly one of them by accident having forgotten that I had pre-ordered one months earlier ….. I must say the scale is a bit of a headf**k. 1:65 on the box but the size of the TIE pilot looks more like 1:48.


  4. Mustafa Aziz

    Excellent result. I really like the Me-262 parts thrown in.


  5. Brilliant. As a total Star Wars geek I love this. Very vert cool.


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