I've been creating 3 dimensional art since I was in elementary school , with a particular fondness for dioramas . When I began collecting 1:6 scale action figures I found that creating unique display bases for them is as much fun as doing traditional illustrations - a way for me to combine my love of illustration and sculpture . I created this sci fi inspired display base for a friend who manufactures 1:6 action figures . Due to my full time job I was not able to work on it with any regularity but the construction of it spanned a period of six months . I think I likely used every technique I've learned in my 30 years of creating art within this piece .