Blade Runner 2049 Final Scene

Commission the Idea

I have commissioned to build a scene from the recent Blade Runner 2049 film, I opted to go for the final scene where the two Blade Runners approach the steps leading into the building where Decker’s daughter is placed.

Build

With this diorama build I will be constructing it out of foam insulation board  using widths 5 mm and 10 mm.  For the overall base I am using 10 mm foam board 23″ width by 10″ depth.  Each of the steps are 16″ width by a decreasing inch depth for every step.

I cut four pieces of 10 mm foam board, which were used for the sides of the steps.  I cut another piece of 10 mm board, this is used for the back wall behind the steps.

 

 

 

All the pieces where sanded down and glued together.  The next step is make the banisters for the steps.

Before I start work on the banisters I filled in some of the imperfections of the build using Green Stuff.

To create the banisters I cut thin 0.25 of an inch width foam board strips to run up the center of each banister and along the wall at the top of the each.  I then cut six small posts of foam then using the hot end of my glue gun,

(WARNING wear protective gloves in case you burn your fingers!) 

to burn two holes, equal distance apart in the foam to fit the banister rails through.  Then taking two straws of equal length, adding a drop of hot glue inside one end of each straw, placing a cocktail stick in between and push the glued end together.  Repeat this process to make the second handrail of the same length.  Glued the first post at the bottom of the banister, another one at the top of the slope and then slide the hand rails through the holes.  I took a third post, glued the end of the railings to the post and then glued the post to the top of the banister.  I then glued the last two posts of either end of the small then glued two straws into place.

 

 

I repeated the same process with the opposite side hand rails, thus completing this diorama build.  Next step is to start painting this.

A base acrylic coat of paint made up from white, black and a touch of burnt umber mixed with water was applied with a sponge coating the entire model.

Second base coat added, once this is dry I can start layering this.

With the base coat dried, I could start weathering this piece using my airbrush.  Using a fine spray I went over all the edges with a dark brown, with that dry I gently sprayed over the entire model.

 

 

Using Games Workshop’s Longbearbeard Grey, I dry brushed the all stone work to pick out the detail

 

At the request of my client, I painted the hand rails white. When they are dried I will weather down and dry brush them using GW’s Necron compound.

 

I weathered the handrails with a dark brown wash using my airbrush, once that had dried I dry brushed both handrails using GW’s Necron compound.

 

Final Pictures

With this diorama completed here are my final pictures.  Sorry I do not own any Blade Runner figures, I’ve had to substitute them for 1966 Batman, which works just as well I think.