Article Directory: Diorama

Representing reality in miniature.

“Shove Off!”

This Pacific diorama has a similar theme to that of “All Washed-Up”, posted here a few weeks ago. The Zero used in the earlier piece was depicted as part-destroyed, and, having the ‘missing’ pieces still to hand, I incorporated them […]

Protecting the diorama WIP

And so after bringing my venerable old badger airbrush back to life and with an air can I painted the AA gun in field grey. Also seen here are the first stages of weathering. Hi folks I took these before […]

Protecting the power.

OK I know it’s a long shot as I don’t if this ever actually happened but I’m currently building a diorama which will set a German AA gun on a platform protecting an electricity transformer tower. I still have some […]

Down At The Station, Early In The Morning….

What would prompt a person to build a model of his home town railway station? Perhaps the nostalgia of train trips to Boston to attend a Red Sox base ball game as a child. Or maybe reliving the days when […]

Somewhere in the desert.

Kits included in this diorama are tamiya 1/35 marine apc along with a verlinden middle easter house she’ll. Groundworks are really sand supplied courtesy of the pottery industry, vermiculite used to simulate rubble and deer hair for the small grass […]

All Washed-Up

This Pacific-themed diorama includes both kit- and scratch-built items. The aircraft is Tamiya’s 1/32 Zero. It’s made two appearances here in previous incarnations; from its present state, this is likely the last. The Marine figures are 1/35 resin offerings from […]

Aircraft Carrier R81 “Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman” Royal Netherlands Navy, Toulon 1967

ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER HR.MS. KAREL DOORMAN Short History: Type: Light Fleet Carrier. Admiralty Job Number J3697 / Yard Number 1126 She was laid down on 3 December 1942, by the yard Cammel Laird & Co Ltd. Birkenhead. Completed: […]

Dozer in Decline-An Experiment in Weathering

I scratch built this crawler tractor a few years ago for display on my outdoor train layout. For some reason I wasn’t pleased with it’s “look” and it sat on a shelf with all my jars of nails and screws. […]

Figure this, the crew is ready….

Well the crew for the Tiger is done, though one lost half his body along the way. Maybe it has to do with the Dragon’s Tooth Stout in the last picture, as he had them there! The standing figures in […]

Volkssturm 1/35

After i bought a beautiful Tamiya IS-2, i decided to try and depict harsh conditions of Berlin fighting and the fact that the young and the old defended the city side by side with the soldiers. I started with the […]