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The Church Ruin Diorama Part 2

In this part of the tutorial the main structures are put together and some of the various pieces are built from scratch.




The base and the walls

I used a picture frame approx 8" Diameter again mdf board with polystyrene covered in air dry clay, but scribed out the flagstone floor, the building was primed in black then dry brushed with various greys and covered with a dark wash.


The carved base

Sprue for windows

The scale is 1/35
I scratch built the stained glass windows  The Windows are made from the clear packaging that my computer inks came in, and the frames are what are used for 1/72 scale train set buildings similar to these I painted them up using Tamiya clear paints


Stained glass windows


Windows installed


Balsa wood door

The doors I scratch built using balsa wood, made the hinges out of plastic card and used fuse wire for the door handles

The door installed

NextLet's continue and add details and terrain



Armour Modelling

Armour Modelling (Modelling Masterclass)

This book sets out to answer a wide range of modelers' 'how-to' questions. It begins by showing all the things that need to be done to build a first model. Paints, glues, knives and other basic tools are introduced. Then it moves on to the use of accessories - etched metal sets, turned metal gun barrels, and simple resin conversions. Here the more specialised tools, such as those made for work with etched metal, are discussed. The book includes sections covering working safely with resin, adding camouflage finishes by brush, spray can and airbrush, and ways of reproducing the German anti-magnetic Zimmerit finish that troubles many modellers. The various types of replacement tank tracks are shown with ways to build and paint them, and the different challenges of modeling wheeled vehicles are also addressed.


Will's Book on Diorama Making

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.