Didn't I comment on this yet? Perfect rendition of the subject matter. I just finished reading my son "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" - I'd like to see what Tim Burton would make of that! Well done on another fine win.
Quoting Caleb Lang
...but man you went with some less than stellar Tim Burton films. XD
I don't know! I quite enjoyed Charlie & The Chocolate Factory! Granted I'm not a huge Burton fan, so I haven't seen much of his work. I just knew the glass elevator would be a fun build, so build trumped content I guess!
Quoting Magma !
Extremely well done! Although Charlie's got something weird between his legs... Good luck!
Hah, thanks Magma! Yeah...on hindsight that isn't the most flattering angle. I might have to do some touch-up editing after the round. ;)
Quoting Matthew Oh
Hey! Maybe that will stick! Or minIANland scale, haha.
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I might be borrowing some of those wonderful nose techniques.
Be my guest! I don't think I can take full credit for any of them though. I'm sure they've been used somewhere before. The clip eyes on the other hand... ;)
Quoting Finn tegotash
I love the clips as eyes!
Thanks Finn! I was happy with that discovery.
Quoting Tim C I especially like your forming of Willie's outfit...Your utilization of the available parts to recreate the glass elevator is also a highlight.
Thank you Tim! For me, Willy is the crown jewel of the build, so I'm thrilled that you like him! The other characters were fairly speed built (especially Grandpa Joe—I whipped him up on Sunday afternoon), so I'm not completely satisfied with them. Also the elevator was fairly tricky (given the limited nature of trans-clear parts), so thank you for going out of your way to share that encouraging word too!
Quoting Vladimir van Hoek
...there are so many clever things going on, like the eyes and the shoes...
I was particularly satisfied with those two techniques (especially the clip eyes), so I'm very glad you liked them!
Quoting Nick Barrett
Some of the best built figures I've ever seen. You have my vote. Good luck with the other judges.
Thank you, Nick. I appreciate it.
Quoting Quinn Beeson
This one has to win.
Well I certainly won't complain if it does! Thanks for your vote of confidence.
Quoting Marin Stipkovic
Using trans baseplates for the numbers tops it off!
Kudos for recognizing that detail! I wasn't sure if people would pick up on it.
Quoting David .
These might just be the best midiscale (miniscale?) figs you've ever done!
I devised my own scale for this entry. It has several distinct features that I look forward to further experimenting with.
I also just realised how genius it was to use the transparent baseplate for the elvator walls. Because it has studs - buttons!
I like it
November 10, 2014
Willy's expression and Charlie's pants. Two little details that put you just barely over a fantastically built Cheshire Cat. I considered this a very close race and had Magma included a bit more tree, he may have pulled it off. You get my vote.
I like it
November 10, 2014
Wow! Amazing 'figs and cool elevator! Good luck, Ian!!!
Wow! That's incredible! The characters are brilliant! Willy Wonka looks fantastic! The likeness is uncanny. Love the hair. Charlie and Grandpa Joe both look fantastic as well. Stunning work on the glass elevator!
Well, Ian. I totally love this piece. The figures are surprisingly accurate. I especially like your forming of Willie's outfit and Charlie's face. Your utilization of the available parts to recreate the glass elevator is also a highlight. Really nice work, good sir.
That's a fantastic use of those Mosaic Baseplates. I never knew exactly what time period we were in, but once we were in the factory, I really enjoyed the movie. That elevator was crazy, it went all sorts-a-ways.
I never really liked the new Willy Wonka, (He acts like a girl :P ) I prefer the old one any day. That doesn't prevent me from liking this awesome build though. ;) These might just be the best midiscale (miniscale?) figs you've ever done! Good luck ol' boy!