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Make an Airstrip Diorama part 2

In this part of the tutorial we finish the diorama by doing a little bit of standard diorama making terrain work - grass and shrubbery.

For this part of the tutorial I use Woodland Scenics Terrain materials. They have a wide array of textures and materials. It is all available on Amazon here.

 

Here is a look at some of the terrain textures that I have. You can see there is a variety of colors and a variety of textures. The thin granular stuff is for grass and soil. The thicker textures are for bushes, shrubs and trees.

Various terrain textures

 

To apply these textures to the diorama I mixed some white glue 50/50 with water.

Mix glue and water

 

And I brushed a thick coat of it onto the diorama only where I wanted the grass to be.

Brush mixture onto diorama

To make the grassy surface I am going to use Woodland Scenics Fine Turf.

Fine turf

 

I sprinkle it onto the glue.

Sprinkle turf onto glue

 

In this picture you can see the grassy textured area. To that we are going to add a few bushes. Apply full strength white glue.

Apply glue to grass

 

Then press texture pieces to the glue.

Apply textures to glue

 

And that's it. Rather simple but we have a nice little grassy area along the road. This is just a small sample of terrain making for dioramas. I have a whole lot of tutorials on how to do this. Check out the Diorama making area of my website for more.

 

The completed terrain

 

And the diorama is complete.

The completed airfield diorama

 

More Dioramas

 

The Helmet Diorama

Wyat has made this great little tank scene diorama inside a military helmet. It's an excellent project and a terrific way to display a military diorama. Check out more pictures here: Wyatt's Helmet Diorama

 

UDT Boat Frogmen Diorama

Luis' UDT Boat Frogmen Diorama

Before they were Navy Seals they were called Frogmen. A web visitor (Luis) has created an amazing diorama with incredible detail. He tells us how he made it, how he achieved the water effects and more. (And we have lots of pics) Check it out here: The UDT Boat Frogmen Diorama

 

How to Make a plastic model tank and a diorama for it

In this tutorial I show you how a plastic model tank is made and I also show you how to make a neat little diorama to go with it. Easy project called "Crossroads". Make a tank and diorama (includes a video)