TS118 is pretty much the premier Philippine G.I. Joe on the web, and for good reason. They regularly participate in some awesome diorama projects and the latest one, Operation Grayia Seize-r [DMD = Dynamic Modular Diorama], is absolutely no exception. This is some very cool stuff! Here are the details:
OPERATION: GRAYIA SEIZE-R
Some quick notes..
– Inspired by real-life VBSS (Vessel, Board, Search, and Seizure) missions and some scenes from the ARAH cartoons.
– Culled from Grayia Caesar, an African water snake. The premise is that a GI Joe off-shore platform (used by Piranhas, WHALEs, and the like) has been held captive by Cobra, and Navy SEALs will be sent in to do retrieval ops for captured crew members. Instead of spelling “Caesar”, we instead used “SEIZE-r” (which sounds similar) as a direct reference to seizure.
– Displayed last February 27-28, 2009 at the Robinson’s Place Manila Mall (Philippines) in celebration of 4th TAGCOM (Toys, Anime Gaming, Cosplay, Movies/Maquettes), event organized by Hobbiworx and PinoyToyKolektors (PTK).
– Brought to you by the same team that came up with O:Shock and Awe, O: Killzone, O: Forced Entry, O: Gothic Serpent, and O: Sidewinder Verde…the Philippines only local 3 3/4 (1:18) Joe online community.. TS118
– This diorama changes display every four-five hours. It is the first of its kind in the Philippines for action figures (regardless of scale). We dubbed it as a “dynamic modular diorama” or DMD.
– Took only 2 weekends of preparation and actual dio-work to complete (figures/structures/vehicles).
– Collaboration done by at least 10-18 members (builders, pledgers/financiers, consultants, etc.)
– Simulated actual body of water (ocean) by using silicone (patted down to look wave-like) poured over a bed of illustration board.
You can also check out their great Photobucket account right here! I’ve also mirrored a bunch of the images below. A huge thanks as always for the guys over at ToySoldier118 for sharing their great projects with us! I love checking this stuff out.
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