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First Diorama and happy with result

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    November 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:58 AM
Yes, well done!
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    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:21 AM

Yep, Les, you should be happy, because that looks pretty good.  Cheers.


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    May 2014
First Diorama and happy with result
Posted by les.61 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:31 AM

Well this is my first diorama attempt and I have to say I am happy with the result based on what I was trying to do. It was to be a plain and simple diorama for my first full blown weathering attempt.

The diorama is a picture frame (part of a set of 20 frames brought online cheaply) with a few bits of blue metal/gravel.

First mask the frame to protect it from the plaster. Next was added "Plaster of Paris" (as we call it in Australia) but just plaster and water. After the plaster is poured in make sure you scrap the plaster of the masking tape otherwise it makes it too hard to remove. A piece of stiff cardboard or paint edger works well for this.

I put cling warp on top so that the plaster would not stick to the wheels of the model when I ran the wheels over it to make wheel ruts but the plaster was too runny and the ruts would not stay there. The plan was to let it set a bit and then run the vehicle over it a few times to leave tyre imprints but I let it set for too long. By running the wheels over the diorama it also allows you to get it flat so that all the wheels are touching the ground.

Next was to add soil and pebbles from the garden and painted on a mixture of PVA glue and water (about 50:50 mix) and let this dry. Finally spray painted with a matt "Warm sand" paint. Made sure that the peddle were in between where the wheels would run.

Overall I am very happy with my first attempt with the diorama. Big Smile


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