For inspiration, here is a thread for all to share their diorama ideas you would like to build.
Simply provide an image, or a description, of the diorama scene that inspires you.
Please, NO images of dioramas already built.
To start with, I would love to build this scene.
It is dramatic, especially with having survivors in the foreground, and all those lights on the boat, water reflections, and stars.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Marder38, Woadism
Andrew wrote: This would be good, not sure how you would do it though...]
I think the simplest version would be to create a collage of the background, including plane and ejected pilot. The foreground is the model part of the diorama.
Otherwise its foreshortening of modelled objects.
I’ve always wanted to build a diorama ofvthe squad of SS guys marching in line across a huge step in Russia. It is a very famous photo, a gentle dip between two hills. It illustrates how a large invading army can be dwarfed by a massive landscape. In 1:35 the grassy plain would be about 10x10m. In 1:76 you lose the idea of massive size.
Actually I’d just like to finish a few models first before I get to dioramas :
A combination of the background to the right hand side, and the Id monster on the left, of the diorama.
The left side is a bit tricky. But because it is in the dark of the evening shadows, and the gorge, it lends itself to utilize a DIY head up display (HUD).
The HU part is a reflective partition window. The D part is a thin sheet of clear Perspex, blacked out, except for the red light bits. A red light bulb is used.
The bluey beam bits can be thin rectangular blue LEDs mounted in the Perpspex. These operate like a running light chaser circuit.
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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Dioramas You Would Like To Build
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