Article Directory: Diorama

Representing reality in miniature.

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 I left for the States for radical kemo a[...]

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 additions to put on the tower j[...]

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 a lot of folk took a train rather than dr[...]

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 gr[...]

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 re[...]

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. Comple[...]

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. As time went on the model took a few swan[...]

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 parka and jacket are Alpine miniatures "Winte[...]

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 stairs idea, i liked a few photo[...]

“Pachydermia” – somewhere in burma 1942 – Supermarine Walrus aka “Shagbat” finished with diorama

This is the last part of my Matchbox Walrus MK I. build. The diorama - where an elephant tows a walrus :D - finished so the name "Pachydermia" :). I made a lot effort into this kit but the ugliness and the same time somehow impressive stance o[...]