The diorama itself will depict a scene on the Protoss homeworld of Aiur. I will be building a Zerg Hydralisk and a pair of Zerglings, possibly an Overlord, as well as a Protoss Zealot with a pylon. Features of the diorama that I plan to or would like to incorporate are as follows:
Rotating (i.e. motor-driven) pylon
Realistic Zerg Creep
An Overlord producing Creep
A Bengalaas struggling to escape the Creep
Zealot Psi-blade LED's
Flora discoloration (i.e. wilting) as the Creep advances over it
Base figures that I sourced for this build are as follows:
DC Universe Classic sGreen Latern G'Hu (Zealot head)
World of Warcraft Lady Vasj (Hydralisk lower body)
World of Warcraft Succubus Demon (Hydralisk arms, Zergling horns and tail)
Halo: Reach Elite Officer (Zealot body, Hydralisk head)
Warhammer Chaos Warhounds (Zergling body)
You can see more of the supplies that I have bought for this diorama in my Photobucket folder. These were purchased at hobby stores such as Michael's, Lowe's, and HobbyTown USA.
For those of you interested in trying something like this for yourself, I highly recommend two books that I picked up before diving into this project: Games Workshop's 'How to Make Wargames Terrain' and Fine Scale Modeler's 'How to Build Dioramas'.
Be sure to let me know what you think!