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pharr7226

Dusty Dios

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I'm interested in building a diorama.  But I have no idea about how to keep dust off of it.  I'm curious about what you guys do to prevent dust accumulation in your dioramas.

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Hello Rick..... I use a one inch household paintbrush to ' sweep ' the roadways / streets of any dust that has accumulated, and a cosmetic blusher brush to clean dust off scale model cars. A compressed air duster is a bit too drastic and would cause bits of the buildings to fly off!

David

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I have some large dios that are too large to fit into any of my five display cases. I have them on top of the cases covered with pieces of bed sheets to keep as much dust  as possible from accumulating. I also use a very soft bristle brush for dusting them off before displaying them in public.

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All of the dioramas i have done for myself are stored in boxes between shows . I build mine so as to allow the base separate away from the building . This latest diorama , The Crossroads Coffee house is really going to need a separate storage room

Basement detail 5.JPG

back of building 2.JPG

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As an alternative, depending on the size of your diorama, you may be able to find an empty aquarium that you can put over it.

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Or you can use computer key board spray duster.That usually works pretty well for me.

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I'm doing a shadowbox dio. With a plexigrass front cover, there will be no dust issues. Plus, it's wall mountable so shelf space is not an issue. PLUS, it's a finite amount of space so it's doesn't take on a life of it's own and continue to grow like some dio's I have seen over the years.

 

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I build acrylic display cases sized to fit the base. I do have a table saw to cut with, but before that acquisition the lumber yard was paid to cut the sheets for me.

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Brian Kroon

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