Ryan's World War 2 Diorama
Here are a series of pictures of a WW2 diorama that was made by Ryan and his Grandfather. This isn't a completed work yet and he still has more plans for what he is going to do with it but there are some great examples of how he improvised terrain and other things. For example, he made the tank barricades out of painted tooth picks. He bought a basic diorama kit and used it to make the trees and bushes. (He is also in the process of painting the miniature soldiers and you can see those pictures here)
And, I really like the size of this diorama. Working with something this size gives you plenty of room to try al kinds of neat things.
So, look at some of the things he did and be creative. You can use all kinds of materials, paints and more.
Here are some awesome tips that Ryan offers us about how he made this diorama:
Most of the Diorama
One of the tanks - painted in camouflage
The Miniature Tree
The Tank Barricades made out of toothpicks
The Cannon emplacement with barbed wire around it
RESOURCES AND MORE
Tamiya Models and Kits - Amazon.com has lots of Tamiya kits ranging from tanks, figures, accessories, troops and buildings.
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.
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