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Silent Hill: Reflections of Triangle Head



Pyramid head is one of the most recognizable figures in video gaming. And one of the spookiest!

One of the great things about this diorama is the simple effect that the mirrors cause. There is a definite feel to Silent Hill and how do you transmit that feel in a diorama? The mirrors are perfect for this. It gives it a surreal yet spooky feel.

Marshall has done lots of dioramas for us. You can check them out here.

More about making Triangle down the bottom of the page.


He tells us a bit about this diorama:

Contrary to my usual plan in making a diorama I began this without a final vision, just was going to make Triangle Head and go from there. Triangle Head was made from a Hasegawa 1:72 scale American Infantry figure that was highly worked with an Xcto knife. The head piece was painstakingly made of about 14 pieces of miniscule balsa wood pieces. The "nurse" was made from a pewter fantasy female piece, unfortunately I don't have the package any longer. The "victim" that is being dragged was also an Infantry piece.

As I finished the figures, I pondered for a long long time how to finish this, I had all kind of scenarios going through my head. Then one day I saw a man cutting mirrors for a car and epiphany reared it's head. Obviously the scene is surrounded by mirrors.

The base of the scene are two pieces of balsa glued together. Once sanded the base was painted with Polly Scale "Aged Concrete", then shaded with one part Indian ink and six parts rubbing alcohol. Then the base was trimmed with Band-It real wood veneer edging.

The "victim's" skirt, top, and "Nurse's" hat, and dress were made with folded tissue paper or Manila paper, that was dampened, then when dry painted with white glue. When that dried then painted and shaded.






Triangle Head's garment is an actual piece of leather that I found in an auto upholstery shop. The color was right all it needed was a pounding with a small hammer to thin it and make it malleable.











The Coke can gives you an idea of the size of this diorama.


3 Succubi Diorama Thumb

3 Succubi Diorama I have This is a desktop sized diorama that you have just got to see. Definitely one of my favorites. If you are looking to do some kind of fantasy diorama you might want to take a look at this one. The 3 Succubi Diorama And Marshall has made some other terrific diorama projects that you also might want to take a look at including: Aerial Battlefield - Dragon on the Bridge - Roman Warship - Rocky Cliff Shadowbox - You can see them all here: Marshall's Dioramas


Stargate Diorama This is a terrific diorama made by a web visitor (Lee). He also gives us pictures and information about how to make a diorama like this. The Stargate Diorama




Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's BookHow 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.