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    Hello everyone,

    I'm doing a memorial diorama for the parents of a young gamer who recently died of heart disease. The plan is to have a Dreadnought in stasis, lit by candlelight, perhaps being attended (not sure yet,) with a banner on the wall behind/above it depicting the gamer in question clad in powered armor in a heroic pose.

    The project'll be a big stretch for me, but one thing I absolutely will not be able to get right (and I have grave doubts about the rest as it is!) is the banner. Would anyone be willing to take this on as a charity commission?

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    Just a thing to consider: Would the parents be able to understand/apreciate such an endeavour? Don`t get me wrong, I like the idea, but I guess if it was me who died, a mini of a giant war-robot sarcophagus would be among the things my mum would care least about...
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    I appreciate the thought but I doubt the parents would be crazy about it. That said, what is the time frame for this? PM me some details about the when, size, and such.

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    The kid was very fond of Space Marines, and he spent a lot of time with his dad on the hobby. I'm hoping it'll work, but now that you mention it...

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    I think, honestly, that the family will appreciate any kind of gesture. And if it was a hobby he shared with his father, even more so! If you are uncertain that it is a "war/death" symbol, I'd put some sort of plaque at the bottom with a "poem" or other kind of suitable words to describe what the diorama represent.

    I say go for it! I know I would appreciate the gesture greatly.

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    Now that I know it was a shared hobby, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    The project'll be a big stretch for me, but one thing I absolutely will not be able to get right (and I have grave doubts about the rest as it is!) is the banner. Would anyone be willing to take this on as a charity commission?
    I'd suggest Tommie Soule on this.
    But a question do you have a Good Clear High Quality Picture of the Gamer.
    Because it'd be pointless trying to do a representation of someone without a good photo reference, especially in this circumstance.

    Given that you think that this might be a struggle for you, why not simplify the diorama down to the banner on a wall and a Marine Helmet on "Shrine Plinth" with Candles.
    If needs be the Banner could even be simplified down to Biographical details and a short verse.
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