Hello, and welcome to yet another boring version of the Jungle Patrol diorama (this one's v3, and I promise it'll be the last one, mainly because I've torn the AT-AP, the ruins and the Jungle apart trying to divert my LEGO MOC-building to other themes). As you can see, the main (probably the only) big difference is the quality of the pictures... Anyway, enjoy!
About this creation
01. Jungle Patrol, Version No. 3. I present you the battlefield (damn, I have very few green baseplates and palm tree pieces!), in which a fierce battle between a handful of surrounded Separatist bounty hunters and some clones fighting along side the few remaining members of a tribe doomed by Separatist military aggression is raging amid the boundaries of a jungle. Notice how the scenario for this rather simple diorama is the same as for the crazy, messy LegoBrawl one.
02. Another view of the battlefield, this time without the AT-AP around.
03. Ground view, from behind one of the Separatist bounty hunters, of the half-barren battlefield.
04. Side view of the section the Separatists still have under their power… not for long, I guess.
05. Aerial view of the few Separatist survivors and some of their last weapons.
06. One of the Separatists, a custom minifig. It’s very simple to make, and I will not give the instructions for the head because I believe you can make them out from this very picture.
07. Here’s how things are looking for the Separatist bounty hunters.
08. A direct view on the battlefield.
09. Same pic as before, only a bit further away.
10. A close-up on the brave tribesmen fighting alongside the clones.
11. From behind the bravest (and probably shortest-lived) Separatist bounty-hunters, a view of how the Jedi Generals, the tribesmen and the clonetroopers are attacking.
12. A side view of the Republican forces deployed.
13. A close-up on the sharpshooters, one armed with a long-range sniper rifle, the other with a missile launcher.
14. Aerial view on the sharpshooters, and on the ruins they’ve barricaded themselves in.
15. A general pic on the whole battlefield (I need more green baseplates!)… and, yes, the shadow projected by the lighting on the ceiling of my room corresponds to mine.
16. Another (and better) photograph of the battlefield, taken using the flash-lighting device to illuminate the desk and suppress the projection of my shadow.
17. A closer, and darker, view of the battlefield, yet my shadow doesn’t hide part of the field.
18. A view on one of the first clones to attack, with the small double-laser cannon far behind.
19. A view of the ruins the Separatists are defending themselves in.
20. Some of their last weapons, and a (more or less) detailed close-up on the ruins.
21. A dark view of the ruins.
22. A clearer picture of the same ruins.
23. The best section—the jungle, hardly modified ever since I made V1—of the whole diorama.
24. Some of the vegetation, and the critters moving around the jungle… beware of those Indiana Jones clone-eating ants! Also, a clever clone has chosen to install a double-laser cannon near the jungle, partially hidden under the shade of the palm trees.
25. Same pic as before, a bit further away, and better defined (i.e., less blurry).
26. Another close-up on the sharpshooter clonetroopers, and how one is having difficulties to shoot down the remaining Separatists…
27. A small palm tree, the remnants of a dense jungle forest that has been bombed down and nearly burnt to ashes in previous military clashes.
28. A column of an ancient temple, the only one left after decades of fierce battles.
29. The temple column, some ruins and the sharpshooters.
30. The two Jedi attack, followed closely by their (loyal?) clones and the committed—and formerly outnumbered—tribesmen!
31. Hmmm, all jungles have bigger animals, and this was the only one that really went well with this jungle.
32. The lovely croc, from a bit further away (still not too safe, indeed!).
33. A general view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
34. The deserted battlefield, only the AT-AP remains.
35. A clearer, aerial view of the deserted battlefield, where the lonely AT-AP reigns as sole king of the ruins.
36. The AT-AP, and the empty ruins where the sharpshooters barricaded themselves in.
37. A ground view of the deserted sniper-ruins and the AT-AP.
38. A ‘not too nice’ view of the AT-AP, from the tip of its cannon straight down!
39. A blurry pic of the ruins and the totally empty battlefield.
40. The empty sniper-ruins, in their lonely corner.
41. Side-view of the sniper-ruins, still deserted…
42. A neat aerial view of the sniper-ruins and the ‘dense jungle section’.
43. A very neat view of the ruins and the elevations of the terrain (a new feature which I couldn’t extend for lack of green pieces).
44. Some detail of the rubble the destruction of the temple left behind.
45. This is part of what once was a low side-entrance to the temple.
46. As you can see, vegetation has started claiming ownership over these quarters…
47. A neat general view of almost all the ruins.
48. The deserted battlefield as seen from behind the sniper-ruins (notice the ladder? How else could the troopers have gone up there?), still no armies have been deployed for the carnage…
49. An aerial view of the area held and dominated by the Republic at the outbreak of the battle.
50. And now, an aerial view of the area the Republic will have to fight for.
51. I’m sorry I’m posting mostly the same pics all over again and again, but I really love the outcome of these improvised, simple ruin structures.
52. The sniper-ruins, where the Republic troopers have lit up two old temple-lamps in order to allow the night spies to find their way back to camp.
53. The empty sniper-ruins as seen from the side.
54. The empty section of the ruins that the Separatists will resist in for as long as they can.
55. The ‘dense jungle section’ without the double-laser cannon.
56. A rather dark side view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
57. A rather dark front view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
58. Another view, this time taken rotating the baseplate (using the previous pic as a reference) some 90º to the left (notice how you can see the tail of the croc, not the jaws).
59. And, finally, this is what the rear of the ‘dense jungle section’ baseplate looks like.
60. An angled view, from the right-side corner as seen from behind (i.e., taking the previous pic as a reference).
61. A lighted-up version of the previous pic, where you can see all the details much better.
62. A lighted-up, neat side view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
63. A lighted-up, front view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
64. Same pic as before.
65. I had to include this pic, just for the glare coming from the little crystal pieces on the ‘rocks’ at mid-height as these pieces are reflecting the light coming from the camera (I took all these pics in half-darkness, after many unsuccessful attempts at getting the right lighting effect).
66. And back to darkness, in this half-angled, half-front view of the ‘dense jungle section’.
67. A lighted-up version of the previous image, so that you can see all the vegetation pieces I used here (I have very few, and I ran out of them indeed in making this diorama).
68. A lighted-up right-side view, with the tail of the crocodile serving as a reference for the orientation of the ‘dense jungle section’ baseplate.
69. A half-angled, half-rear view, all lighted up as many of the previous pics.
70. Lighted-up partial rear view.
71. A blurry close-up on the ant (from the Indiana Jones LEGO series Jungle Duel set).
72. Another side-view close-up on the other two ants (as you can imagine, I have only three of these lovely critters).
73. A lovely, blurry close-up on those nice jaws and the nice little man-eating ant waiting to take bits off the remnants, if remnants there are after the crocodile has had its fill.