JANUARY 01 2001 - MONDAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

I want to wish a Happy New Year to all of my loyal visitors who have been so surportive in 2000. I never expected to get so many visitors so fast!!! And such kind and wonderfull e-mails about my work. And who would have thought that Rebelscum would invite me to join their team? I can tell you for sure that 2001 will be filled with even more creative dioramas. I just hope that I can live up to all your expectations. I even have some new sections planed and a few more surprises behind my sleeves. heh heh.

As for my fellow Canadians, Let us pray that 2001 will finally give us some new action figures. We've been desperately waiting since Captain Tarpals !!!!

 

Extending Votes for Favourite and Most Wanted Dioramas

The end of December just passed, and because of the holidays, you can still vote in the Top 6 Dioramas until mid week. I love to see what you guys think so please take the 5 minutes to send an email. Just go to the Top Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted Dioramas Sections to send in your votes NOW.

 

JANUARY 03 2001 - Wednesday

Vacations are over :( - Niubniub back up to speed

Yes, It's terrible, Today I have to go back to work like the rest of you all. It's unbelievable how fast 10 days pass by. Especially when you play Banjo Tooie and watch DVD's all day long. Oh and a ski holiday doesn't help either - ha ha. So no more slacking, I have much catching up to do :) And for the curious I have finished Zelda majora's Mask. it was a cool game. If you got a N64 for Xmas you should give it a try.

 

New year - New Change - well small change - LOL

I have so many cool things I want to make for you guys this year. I think I will make a lot of collectors happy. But that is still a little down the road. To mark the New Year I made a small change. Can you tell me what it is? hee hee. I think this one is less tricky then finding the secret page - LOL

 

Character VR Wednesday

They're Ba-ack :) Now that I got a new Tripod for Christmas I won't have to borrow the one at work every week. So The first NEW C:VR of the year is really one I wanted to give you before Christmas, but we will pretend I made it special for 2001 - LOL. And the winner is REE-YEES. You can see him and other figures in a stop motion 360 degree movent in the Character:Virtual Reality section.

 

New Power Of The Jedi Character Reviews

A HUGE thank you to my wonderfull friend Shannon for sending me a bunch of NEW POTJ figures. You can read my thoughts on them in the Choose A Character section. The New reviews have a NEW before the figures name.

 

New Visitor Pictures

It's been a while but I have gotten some new pictures from visitors just before the holidays. You can now see M.Tanguy's amazing Carbon Freeze diorama with Lights in Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas section. If you have made dioramas and want to share them with the rest of us PLEASE send me them. I LOVE to see what others do with their creativity.

 

JANUARY 04 2001 - Thursday

Vader's Secret Catwalk Textures now online

Due to popular demand, I have added the photoshop textures for the Catwalk structure of the Vader's Secret Diorama. I don't have the blueprints to cut the shapes of the foamcore but you can get a general idea after you print the patterns. You can see what's available in Niubniub's Texture Download section.

 

JANUARY 08 2001 - MONDAY

BIG thanks to Eric Plummer :)

I can't thank Eric enough to have found me a Mega Destroyer Droid. Now if only I was smart enough to understand Hasbro's instructions in how to curl it into a ball. - LOL - I think only brain surgeons can understand the instructions :)

 

Lots of pictures in Sneak Previews Section !

Well I have finished my Gungan Sacred City head and placed all the pictures in the Sneak Previews Dioramas section. Let me know what you think of them. The trouble with making another diorama is I think I am gonna like this one more then Vader's Secret :)

 

New Visitors Pics Now online

I love seeing what you guys create and I am happy to add Lars Intemann to Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas section. If you want to share your Star Wars diorama pictures with the entire planet why not send me some pictures. Don't be scared - LOL - I'm sure others would love to see them also.

 

Vader's Secret Now in Making Of Section

Now that it is complete, I have moved the Sneak Preview Pictures of Vader's Secret into his permanent home in Niubniub's Making Of Dioramas section.

 

JANUARY 09 2001 - TUESDAY

Top 6 Results for December 2000

Thanks to everyone who voted. You can see if your choice made #1 in both the Top 6 Favourite dioramas and the Top 6 Most Wanted Dioramas Sections. You will notice that begining this month, I have added extra information showing previous rankings and how many months the diorama have been in the Top 6. This will make it easier to see how your votes have changed the rankings.New Top 6 Archives Section.

With the new improved system, I added a page for the Top 6 Favourite dioramas Archive and the Top 6 Most Wanted Dioramas Archive. As months go by, you will be able to see how all the votes evolved.

 

New Vader's Secret Quicktime:VR

You've seen the Pictures in the Diorama Section now you can get a close up look at Vader's Secret QT:VR in the Quicktime:VR Dioramas Section. You will need Quicktime to view the diorama.


JANUARY 10 2001 - WEDNESDAY

Character VR Wednesday

You asked for him and the winner is Mas Amedda. You can see him and other figures in a stop motion 360 degree movent in the Character:Virtual Reality section. Please send me suggestions as to which figure you want to see next week.

 

More Visitors Pics added

I have received some NEW pictures of Bill Cox's cool Jabba's Palace diorama and added them to Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas section. If you have made a Star Wars diorama why not send me some pictures. I'm sure others would love to see them also.

 

Did you get an Ultarama for Christmas?

I don't know if you have noticed the Ultarama button on the right side, but Rebelscum and I have created a Ultarama section where you can download and print extra backgrounds scaled exclusively to fit in your Ultarama Display. Some of my patterns can be found here as well. Plus if you care to make your own, we can add them to the page and share them with the rest of the world. Plus I am working on something cool that I hope to put up real soon. Check it out.

 

Niubniub's Character:VR Poll Results

Thanks for all who voted. But I must confess that the Poll Software I used is kinda crappy since the same person can vote 50 times if he wants to - LOL. If I trust the Poll 71% of you Love the C:VR's as they are. So I guess they are here to stay :) I have fun making them and I am glad to see you enjoy checking them out.

 

JANUARY 13 2001 - SATURDAY

DVD Reviews are back

Many of you have told me you got DVD players as a gift during the hollidays (even some lucky playstation 2's) and were asking me if I would give tips as to what movies are good buys. So I have decided to put back my DVD Catalog and Reviews in the Home Cinema Section. I will try and add reviews on a regular basis. I have a lot of catching up to do. My first reviews are Titan AE a movie I think most of you will really like and the classic Planet Of The Apes. If you have a DVD you would like me to comment on just send me an e-mail. Perhaps it is a title that others are interested in also.

 

Star Wars Action Figure Archive Book


If you bought the Star Wars Action Figure Archives in 1998, Then you already know it is the BEST action figure book ever made. However it is now outdated and Yakface.com is organising a letter campaign to get a reprint including all figures released 1998 to present. Please Click here and sign the petiton. Remember that when enough voices are heard, we CAN make a difference.

 

Nouveau site pour tous nos amis francophone

J'ai ajouter un lien pour Star Wars OnLine - Le premier Portail Star Wars en Francais sur le web dans la section Niubniub's Favourite Websites. Dites a David que Niubniub vous a pointe la direction :)

 

New English site added to Fan Sites

I have added Chebacca99's Loose Figures in Niubniub's Favourite Websites Section. Tell Mike, Niubniub sent you :)

 

Secret page found again

Congratulations Randy Falk is the only one who found the Secret page this week. Way to go Randy !

 

 

JANUARY 15 2001 - MONDAY

Niubniub is in MAJOR pain - LOL

Well I went and did Snowboarding for the first time ever and I feel like a Rancor kicked me in the butt 200 times :) - I don't think this sport is good for Niubniub - LOL. I think I will stick to skating and Skiing ;)

 

5 new Force File Cards now online

For those of you who don't open your figures and want to see what is on the Force files, I have added Battle Droid Boomer Damage, Obi-Wan Jedi (episode 4), Scout Trooper, Princess Leia General and Darth vader Dagobah to the Jedi Force File Cards Section.

 

Gungan Sacred city

I started making the mold of my Sacred Head. I ran out of silicon to make the other half. But I managed to take some pictures and will post them tomorrow. Right now I need a long hot bath - eechawanna.

 

Very Funny Star Wars Cameo

I watched Scream 3 this weekend on DVD - not for little kids, please - but for you older guys, there is a very very funny Star Wars Surprise. I won't tell you what it is but I thought it was a Scream!!!! - ha ha, sorry I just couln't help myself.

 

Wednesday's Character:VR

Send me a e-mail with the figure you'd like to see. i am not quite sure who to make this week. I hope to get lots of suggestions. Most votes wins. Maybe your pick will win?

 

JANUARY 17 2001 - WEDNESDAY

Character VR Wednesday

The most asked figure for this week was Boomer Battle Droid. You can see him and other figures in a stop motion 360 degree movent in the Character:Virtual Reality section. Please send me suggestions as to which figure you want to see next week.

 

Niubniub addicted to The Mole - LOL

Yes I am addicted to the new show The Mole :) I was very sad tonight to see one of the persons I liked best get kicked off. Why not that ugly blond lady - I really hate her - LOL. Okay okay, I promise to go get therapy - ha ha. Just wait till 2 weeks when Survivor starts again. I wonder if it will be as good as the original?

 

JANUARY 16 2001 - TUESDAY

New Sneak Previews pictures

As promised I added 8 more pictures of the Gungan Sacred Place Diorama in the Sneak Previews Diorama section. Go to Page 8 and Page 9 for the latest pics.

 

NiubNiub's DVD Ratings

I added a New ratings system that I will give to the DVD's I review. You will now be able to see how many Niubniub heads a movie is rated :) 5 Niubniub's is the best score. Just look for my face under the posters of each DVD review.


JANUARY 20 2001 - SATURDAY

NiubNiub in severe pain :(

How was your week? I hope better then mine ;) I had severe pain attacks monday and wednesday and ended up Thursday in the hospital Emergency and my doctor's tests confirmed I have a Kidney Stone. Here is just a small quote from a medical text book on kidney stones... "the most agonizing pain in the lower back just below the ribs spreading around to the front of the abdomen and often extending into the groin area. Nausea, fever and chills, and vomiting acompany the pain. This pain is often described as the worst pain a human suffers. It is reported to be more painful than gun shots, surgery, broken bones, burns and even by women who have given birth "

I can tell you first hand they are not kidding about the intensity of the pain! I would never wish this on anyone - well maybe Jean Michel Ravon - LOL. (no one outside my work will understand but I couln't resist - hee hee) So please understand if updates are a little fewer in between in the coming days. I have more appointments at the doctors through next week. If however the pain medication works (please make it work) and my attacks go away, I will try an upload as much as possible the new pictures I have taken.

All the best, NiubNiub.

 

JANUARY 22 2001 - MONDAY

New Sneak Previews pictures

Well I am glad I had no attacks yesterday so I was able to put together the new pictures of the Gungan Sacred Place Diorama in the Sneak Previews Diorama section. I rearanged the pages so that all the mold making would be together. Go to Page 8, Page 9 and Page 10 for the latest pictures.

 

Secret Page Finders

Congratulations to Matt, Jamie and Shane who found my secret page. Way to go guys.

 

Tip for eliminating error pages

I notice in my Daily Site Statistics report that several of you get common error "no page found" messages to sections I have slightly modified. Remember to CLEAR the CACHE in your browsers preferences from time to time. If not, you might have in your computers memory, pages that have changed names and thus will appear as broken links.

 

JANUARY 23 2001 - TUESDAY

4 more POTJ Character Pictures and reviews

Thanks to my new best friend Brian C - LOL - I have received and posted Fode and Beed, Gungan Warrior, Boss Nass Sacred Temple and Jek Porkins in the Choose A Character section. Maybe my thoughts are the same as yours ;)

 

4 More new Force File Cards now online

For those of you who don't open your figures and want to see what is on the Force files, I have added Fode and Beed, Gungan Warrior, Boss Nass Sacred Place and Jek Porkins to the Jedi Force File Cards Section.

 

JANUARY 24 2001 - WEDNESDAY

So be it...Jedi ;) - Character VR Wednesday

This weeks Character VR is my favourite so far. I thought I would do a test and take it a bit further then usual. Today's C:VR has 2 figures interacting with each other. And they are Emperor Palpatine Flashback Card AND Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight. You can see them and other figures in a stop motion 360 degree movent in the Character:Virtual Reality section. If you really like this test I think you will LOVE what I have planed for next month. meanwhile, Please send me your suggestions as to which figure you want to see next week. I really want you guys to email me!!!!

 

Niubniub's Top 6 Votes

Speaking of emails, It is almost the end of the month. Please send in your votes. Just go to the Top Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted Dioramas Sections to send in your votes NOW.

 

JANUARY 25 2001 - THURSDAY

Gungan Sacred Head on EBAY

Here is your chance to bring a little bit of Niubniub Home :) I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me asking if I could make them a copy. I am flattered that you enjoy my sculpt so much that you want one in your own home. I thought this would be a fair way to let someone have one NOW since I cannot make one for everbody at this time. If you want to see what it looks like up close Just Click Here. If you want to place a bid Click Here. Good Luck to those in the running.

 


JANUARY 26 2001 - FRIDAY

DVD Picks of the week

I am sure a lot of you have already bought or rented it already :) but you can read myreviews for X-Men as well as one of my favourite comedies Muriel's Wedding in the Home Cinema DVD Reviews Section. You can now participate in the DVD reviews!

I have added a new feature in all my review that now let you participate. If you have a DVD player and you have watched a movie that I have reviewed, you can e-mail your opinion to me from the actual review page and help others decide if they should add the title to their collection.

 

Today is my Kidney Ultra-sound

As you have read, I have evil Kidney Stones. This morning I am going for tests and will find out exactly what I have . Hopefully I won't be stuck in the hospital all weekend and be able to work on the Sacred place diorama instead. ;) Thank you again for everyone who sent me kind e-mails. And special thanks to my fellow sufferors who shared their evil stories with me :)

 

JANUARY 29 2001 - MONDAY

New Sneak Previews pictures

Well I spent the weekend making Plaster of paris casts and they take forever to dry. like 3 days, so I have only 1 new picture of the Gungan Sacred Place in the Sneak Previews Diorama section. Go to the last photo on Page 10 for the latest picture.

 

More Sneak Previews pictures

Since the Plaster of paris heads were taking forever to dry, I decided to start Sculpting an accurate Death Star Console. I am creating this item for my dioramas but also for a NEW Section I am hoping will be ready before the end of February. More about that very soon. Here is a tease...You will be able to take Niubniub's work Home :) You can see it in the Sneak Previews Diorama section. Just Click on the Death Star Console Picture.

 

Niubniub's Secret Page

Congratulations to Vader419, he's the only one who found my secret page this week. I guess there are some advantages to being on the Dark Side ;) - LOL

 

Last week to vote for Niubniub's Top 6

Please send in your votes. I need your input to keep this section alive! Just go to the Top Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted Dioramas Sections to send in your votes NOW. It only takes 2 minutes, I am counting on you guys! and girls!

 

Oh No! Niubniub is hooked on Survivor 2

Ok, Admit it, who watched Survivor 2 last night? It was fun to watch and not just because I have been to Australia's outback myself, but I got an imediate sense of deja vue :) This weeks chalenge was a good one and hard to boot. I laughed when the boat tipped over - oh dear - LOL. And I am glad they kicked off that anoying woman who nagged everyone. Looks like Niubniub won't be makind dioramas on Thursday nights - LOL.

 

JANUARY 30 2001 - TUESDAY

New Download pictures of Coruscant

Okay all you diorama makers, I've often been asked where I got my background for my Jedi Council Diorama. So look no further, I have added 2 very large scans for you to download and print. Just click on Coruscant Left and Coruscant Right in Niubniub's Download Textures Section.

 

Gungan Sacred Head on EBAY

There is still time to bring a little bit of Niubniub Home :) If you haven't heard of the auction, you can see what my Gungan Head looks like up close by Clicking Here. If you want to place a bid Click Here. Good Luck to those in the running.

 

JANUARY 31 2001 - WEDNESDAY

Character VR Wednesday

While I was animating this weeks Figure my batteries died in my camera and as of 12.33 am are still not recharged. So I will have to have him on tomorrow. Since I know you are all sooooo dissapointed ;) I will at least tell you who he is. It is Boba Fett 300th Edition Figure.

 

Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas Blowout

Since I could not work on the VR, I organised a ton of new visitors pics for you guys. We have 3 visitors today who were kind enough to send in pictures. Please go and check out Dave Harris's Ord Mantell Dioramas, New Cantina Pictures of Daniel Elmore and Tim Dunlap's various dioramas. I have more Visitors pictures that I am preparing for later on. If you have pictures of your Star Wars Dioramas that you want to share with the rest of the world, send them over. I will be just too happy to make a section for you. To see how others use their creativity just head on over to Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas Section.

 

Last day to vote for Niubniub's Top 6

I am dissapointed that I didn't get ANY votes this week. I need your input to keep this section alive! Please go to the Top Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted Dioramas Sections to send in your votes NOW. You will make me soooo happy. Niubniub really likes to get e-mail - heh heh.

 

 

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