What do you do before building a Diorama ????
Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:47 PM
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I only do light weathering to indicate use. I never could get excited about a pile of rust.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:34 PM
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:28 PM
I have built a few dioramas over the years. I've been lurking arouond this forum for a while but didn't have a great deal to offer until the dioramas showed up. My model building is primarily construction, emergency, agricultural or commercial. All are 1/25 scale.
This is one of my dioramas that I built a few years ago as a means of displaying the Ertl IH 1466 tractor and plough kit.
The ground work is drywall compound, tinted with acrylic paint and covered with model railroad ground covers. Most of the equipment in the truck bed is scratch built and the figures have been repoised.
Thanks for looking
Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:24 PM
Posted 04 February 2007 - 06:54 AM
I usually have a building or a focal point that is not one of my models. The ideas for this focal point is usually gotten from a book, magazine, website, old picture or from my off-beat mind. Once the focal point is decided on, I get an idea for its size and will draw it out on a base. I place the cars/trucks around it and start building. I will figure out my "filler" as I go. My base is usually wood and I wil use moulding around the edges. Here is one I started recently:
The focal point is a tanker shaped gas station. It is squared on the base with the cars I will be using around it.
Here is where I am at today:
The building was removed to build the slab of concrete that it will be resting on.
This is the idea I got from a book:
Check out my photobucket album for more in-progress pics.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:04 AM
I try to sketch it out in my mind first and then put it to paper. Figure out what materials I will need to make it happen. Getting older so I just go right to the paper now! lol...
Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:39 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:49 AM
i did nothing , just started building with no real fixed plan ..
sure here and there you change stuff you previously build and put time in but so far this wat works for me ..
in between when i wnt to make stuff i just look on google images ...
Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:10 AM