Welcome to my site offering a selection of dioramas and custom action figures inspired by Bethesda's wonderful games,
The Elder Scrolls Series, specifically Morrowind. Here I tried in my humble artistic way to flesh out the various peoples
and domiciles that I enjoyed when playing Morrowind.
A little about the hobby and the scales. When creating dioramas and terrain, I used to enjoy many different scales,
from 1 inch metal fantasy gaming figures (and their plastic Historical equivalents in HO/25mm/1:72 scale), and the much larger
1:18 scale, ranging between 3 3/4 to 4 inches. The 1:18 scale, affectionately known to many of us as 'Joe Scale', due
to the customization of the Hasbro Real American Hero line of G.I.Joe figures, is the scale that I had a greater history and
enjoyment with. Though I can no longer effectively see and enjoy the 1 inch figures, I have stepped up to what I can
see, which are 1:24 scale (approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches), and the 1:18 scale that I am used to. So when you see these
pieces, I will be using those two terms to give you an idea of which scale figures are being used and how large they are.
Morrowind was the game that I had always wanted and waited for. While not a "gamer" by any stretch of the imagination
or term, I did enjoy fantasy and role playing games where I, as the character, was immersed into an exciting game world.
Sadly, many games were and are linear. They have a beginning, and they end with rolling credits. Morrowind came
along and purported a truly, "open ended" gaming experience, and they lived up to that tremendously. That the game came
with a Construction Set where customizing and modding was encouraged, opened countless avenues for creative adventure and
like Prometheus and fire, it changed the Morrowind world.
I'm a toy person. What that means in a creative sense is that I appreciate the Art of the Toy. From design
stages, to sculpting, to articulation, and eventually, play. Like those that collect and enjoy coins, stamps, gems,
or other paraphernalia, the hobby of Toy collecting and appreciation is no different, save for one facet...customization and
creation. Many of us have taken the love of the toy and the newer nomenclature of "action figure", and redefined it
as its own art form. Creative people everywhere will design, cast, sculpt, or more commonly "repurpose" (another new
term used in our hobby) an existing toy figure because it possesses the raw foundation that we see can be changed into either
something we want that never existed, or something better suited to our vision of what the toy could have been.
The Elders Scrolls is a gaming universe that is so ripe with creativity and imaginative inspiration, that it is a shame
really that unlike most game genres and universes, it never benefited from its own franchising line or toy line. Nearly
all others from Everquest to HALO have some sort of tactile representation that extends the gaming experience to another play
level entirely. What I try to do with my humble offerings is show that their world is just as inspiring in a tactile
sense as it is in a digital sense.
I thank you for visiting my website and hope you enjoy what is shown.
Why We Do It
Sometimes, some of us flesh out our respective figures and universes to create the "photo novel", also known
as a "diostory".
What that entails is using sets, lighting, special effects, and the figures, to tell a story in a series of consecutive
action sequences. Much like a comic book or graphic novel, but the items in the panels are tactile.
Below is a sample action sequence featuring the figure inspired by Westly and Prinicess Stomper's Mods; The Markynaz
and Companion Gatanas: