Mad Hatter & Alice in Wonderland / scale 1/20(?)

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    Mad Hatter is a character of the stories of Alice in Wonderland. He's such a bad singer that the Queen as a punishment for making her wasting her time, doomed him to live eternally the same hour, tea time.
    In this version, Mad Hatter is a steampunk robot serving cup of after cup of tea to a mesmerised Alice that hardly sees where she's heading. The huge hat has a mask with a narrow field of vision.
    I see it as an allegory to the present times were we are active "doing things", but no clue about the purpose of them. Alice just goes after the tea pot, others go after another pot....

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    The resin kit of Alice/Mad Hatter is straight forward. I used Vallejo acrylics.
    The mushrooms and the tree house were made of modelling caly Das Pronto. The tatched roof is made with linseed strands still to water tight joints in plumbing, old style.
    The base is polyurethane foam covered by a mix of real dirt and coffee powder (used, dried coffee powder...).
    The foliage is a home brewed concoction of oreganos, lichens, synthetic foliage and some tiny branches.

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    The mushrooms and the tree house were made of modelling caly Das Pronto.

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    The resin kit of Alice/Mad Hatter is straight forward. I used Vallejo acrylics.
    The mushrooms and the tree house were made of modelling caly Das Pronto.
    The shape of the base tries to give a sense of duality, 2what's up and what's under?

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    The details in the mushrooms were made with insulation foam.

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    After sealing the details in foam with a general amount of PVA glue, the mushrooms were airbrushed

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    md (29).JPG
    The tree house was a last minute addition. Used some old N scale windows and made a roof of heavy cardstock and
    linseed strands - those used to waterproof plumbing joints, old style.

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    To make things more surreal, I built a tiled pavement.
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    The foliage is a home concoction of dried oreganos, lichens, several types of commercial foliage and tiny broken branches

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    I have to say that this is a most interesting project! You did a fantastic job on it. The details are AMAZING! I like the look of the mushrooms and how you were able to paint the tops with the fading colours. They look like "real" mushrooms.
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    Fantastic Carlos! This is worthy of Hollywood set design!
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    Wow! Excellent build and execution. Great work! :)
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    Thank you guys!
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    Woe, genial.
    This is really great, I 'm enthusiastic
    HGJ
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    thank you Cylongirl.
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    These Resin kits are nothing unless an artists brings them to life. That Carlos, you have done! :)
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    Thank you Zathros.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I find it amazing you can post pictures "bigger than life", and the models/diorama looks flawless. Not easy to pull off. That is talent and experience in a rhythm of visual splendor, a frozen piece of time! :)
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    Well Zathros, let's hope the juri in Montijo / Portugal, next September feels the same;). I'm going to participate in a competition, something I'm not doing in at least 8 years...
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    Best of luck in the competition. I hope that you will do well!
    Please let us know how it was!
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