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The Small Apartment Action Figure Diorama

Stephen has made a whole lot of great dioramas for action figures. You can check them out right here: Stephen's Action Figure Dioramas

 

 

There is a lot of detail in the diorama. And Stephen used a lot of materials found at a dollar store. Some things to note is the detail carving on both the outside of the diorama and the inside and the use of lighting. Insulating foam is terrific for this kind of things.

He also has included some assembly pics so you can see how it was built.

Note from Will: XPS is short for Extruded Polystyrene Foam. I have more about this type of foam and other types right here: Working With Foam

Action figure in the diorama

Stephen tells us the materials he used:

  • Insulation foam board
  • Craft sticks for wood planks soaked in a brown wash
  • Dollhouse furntiture found at the Dollar Tree
  • Ceiling light made from LED Booklight
  • Carved wood floor detailing in the foam
  • Scrapbooking paper for wallpaper

 

The comopleted diorama

 

 

The completed exterior

 

The diorama in progress

 

Exterior progress picture before painting

 

The carved brick work on the exterior of the building

 

 


 

Hot wire foam cutterHot Wire Foam Cutter

(This is the exact one that Will uses) The Hot Wire Foam Cutter has adjustable collars allowing for clean, accurate cuts in foam. Woodland Scenics recommends using only on SubTerrain white foam which emits no toxic fumes. Use only special nichrome replacement wire. The throat of the Hot Wire Foam Cutter is 4.5" wide by 5.5" deep. Input: 120VAC and Output: 9VAC, 1300mA.

 

DOW Craft Styrofoam Foam Sheets, 2 x 24 x 48, (2 sheets)

  • 2 Inch Dow Craft Styrofoam Foam Sheets, 2 x 24 x 48, pak 2
  • High density Dow Styrofoam craft foam
  • Boxed and Shipped to your door
  • Over sized packages, low actual weight, but UPS calculates dimensional weight of approximately 30-35 lbs
  • Paintable

 

DOW Craft Styrofoam Foam Sheets, 1 x 24 x 48, (4 sheets)

  • 1 Inch Dow Craft Styrofoam Foam Sheets, 1 x 24 x 48, pak 4
  • High density Dow Styrofoam craft foam
  • Boxed and Shipped to your door
  • Over sized packages, low actual weight, but UPS calculates dimensional weight of approximately 30-35 lbs
  • Paintable