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Hi

I don't build dioramas (OK I don't build much nowadays!) but I really enjoy looking at them.

But here's a thought - is a diorama ever 'completed' in the same way as a car or truck build?

Seems like by their very nature they are constantly evolving in the telling of a story, so like the Forth Bridge they are always 'In Progress'.

Maybe that's why there aren't any in 'Under Glass'?

What are your thoughts?

Cheers,

-Don.

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There are some that are complete or photos of 'old' dioramas.

I haven't moved any threads over there yet. Working my way through other categories.

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ūüėŹFools and children shouldn't see things half done!.

Thanks for your answer, Mike - keep up the great work!

Cheers,

-Don.

 

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2 hours ago, DonW said:

Hi

I don't build dioramas (OK I don't build much nowadays!) but I really enjoy looking at them.

But here's a thought - is a diorama ever 'completed' in the same way as a car or truck build?

Seems like by their very nature they are constantly evolving in the telling of a story, so like the Forth Bridge they are always 'In Progress'.

Maybe that's why there aren't any in 'Under Glass'?

What are your thoughts?

Cheers,

-Don.

You are absolutely right, Don...... most dioramas are constantly evolving, and therefore ' Never Finished '...... I do have three dioramas that seem to be in a ' finished ' state, but whenever I am setting up a photo shoot, or as now a video presentation for YouTube, I see something that can be added, or improved.......

David

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With vehicles, everything is pretty much attached. With dioramas, there are a lot of moving parts (unless they are glued) so that gives the freedom to change the scene. Another advantage is it can showcase various finished builds and/or builds-in-progress to give it more variety.

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I've built a few dios over the last few years to be used as photo ops for my own models. Several times when I have displaced them other builders have asked if they can photograph their models on them so I guess their original purpose has been realized.

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They are a bit like real-life boats and model railroads. There's always something you could do to them. 

I think if the diorama feels done to you, you can put some pictures into the Under Glass section. 

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I have four dioramas that I've done over the past 30 years. Even though I haven't added anything to the two oldest ones, I have never considered them to be completely finished. I can't even remember if I've posted any of them here. The latest one can be used for photo shots of finished builds, or even works-in-progress, so it can be changed around as needed. In that regard, I guess it will never be finished! LoL

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12 hours ago, Dave Ambrose said:

They are a bit like real-life boats and model railroads. There's always something you could do to them. 

I think if the diorama feels done to you, you can put some pictures into the Under Glass section. 

Makes sense, thanks Dave!

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