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Civil War Diorama

This is an excellent table top diorama depicting a civil war scene. The diorama was made by Tony and my thanks go to him for submitting the pictures and information.

There are a couple of interesting things to note about how he made this diorama. It shows some terrific resources in using common materials successfully when it comes to diorama making. Here is what he has to say about how he made this diorama.

 

 

The soldiers are Civil War era and are 54 mm plastic, they were all painted by hand.  After painting them I sprayed them with hair spray which put a light coating on them to help prevent peeling paint. The trees are lead and are old as I had them on a train layout about 35 years ago unknown brand. The rock wall is from small rocks glued one at a time onto a base of balsa wood and  then glued to the diorama  base. Like I told you the base was covered with wall spackle and left to dry prior to painting.  The base was painted several cover colors before I textured it with different colored ground cover.

 

Civil War Diorama overhead view

 

Civil War Diorama 2

 

Civil War Diorama Close up

Civil War dioram the Cannon

 

Make a realistic looking fallen tree

He uses around the house materials to make a very real looking tree. He shows us how right here. Make a realistic looking fallen tree (and brush too)

 

Texturing a kit wall

There are some terrific kits out there for a lot of things like walls, stone walls, broken walls and more. Glen shows us an easy and terrific technique for making them look even more realistic. Texturing a kit wall

 

Captured by the Marquis (The Normady Wall)

This is one of Glen's best dioramas. It appears to be a simple scene, but the level of detail and composition of it is just amazing! . Check it out here.

 

Resources and More


 

Book on WW2 Dioramas

WWII Dioramas (Modelling Manuals)

Still the most popular subject for dioramas at any military modelling show, WWII gives the modeller the opportunity to try out his repertoire from burnt out buildings to weathered machines and men. This book explores the many facets of the subject and shows how composition is all.

A perfect combination of easy-to-follow text combined with comprehensive step-by-step photography make Osprey Modelling Manuals indispensable reference guides for modellers of all standards and abilities.

 

Diorama book

How to Build Dioramas - Learn everything you need to know about making your dioramas look real! This fantastic revised edition will show you how with new projects, new photos, and expert tips. Includes painting, weathering, and detailing tips for figures, aircraft, vehicles, and more! 290+ photos with color throughout; 41 illus.; softcover

 

 

 

Resources, kits, models and more

Union-Confederate Infantry Set Civil War Figures by Imex

Union-Confederate Infantry Set Civil War Figures by Imex

 

 

Union-Confederate Artillery Set Civil War Figures by Imex

Union-Confederate Artillery Set Civil War Figures by Imex

 

 

British Redcoats American History Figures Set by Imex

British Redcoats American History Figures Set by Imex

 

 

 

More Civil War Models and Miniature Kits on Amazon.com