Mini Spacemen – Pot of Gold at the end of a Rainbow

Mini Spacemen – Pot of Gold

I fell in love with these mini spacemen when I saw them on Instagram on Roman Lappart’s page. At just 15mm high, they are part of the Massive Voodoo Challenge 2020. You just need to create a diorama with a mini spaceman on it. The spacemen are resin casts from Mr Lee’s Minis. I bought a set of 3 and started planning. I came up with 3 dioramas and this is the first to be finished. It’s based on a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The main decision was how to make the rainbow…

Materials

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3D Print Files

I designed the pot of gold in Fusion 360 then Blender. You can download it from Thingiverse here.

Paint

First I primed with Halfords Black Matt Automotive Spray Paint.

I used Vallejo model colour paints to paint the pot:
Light Turquoise 70840 https://amzn.to/2UzFUzp
Intense Blue 70925 https://amzn.to/3kFA8a7
Followed by Tamiya Clear Varnish X-22 https://amzn.to/35EW3db

I painted the coins with Alclad Pale Gold https://amzn.to/3lFkxsp

Any brown paint will do for the base as it doesn’t show by the end.

Grass

I used Noch products as I had them on hand but there are many brands that would work as well.
Grass Glue https://amzn.to/33CU2Ma
Grasmaster applicator https://amzn.to/35BFmPF
2.5mm Summer Meadow https://amzn.to/3ixuRB4
6mm Wild Grass https://amzn.to/2UDzHlO

Rainbow

UV curing resin from Green Stuff World. No affiliate, just satisfied.

Fluorescent pigments for nails from eBay as I only needed small amounts. Green Stuff World sell them too.
Acetate sheet https://amzn.to/2IJSSns

I also got the UV torch from Green Stuff World and you can check out my UV curing station build here.




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