Tom's World War 2 Diorama
This diorama was made by a web visitor (Tom M.) My thanks to him for sending the pictures to me. He is currently still working on this diorama but it is almost done. Here are some notes that he adds about how he did this:
I like to use regular dirt for my dioramas and woodland scenics for the foliage. most of the equipment lying in the road came from a 1/32 scale M4 sherman tank. i'll get the pic to you as soon as it's finished.
This is a great example of how you can improvise materials to make a good looking diorama. The use of regular dirt saves a lot of time and money! And if you have a scale model that is broken why not use it for parts in your diorama like he did with this one! You can see that he also used stones and sticks in his diorama and it covers a lot of the World War 2 stuff like grass, green foliage, dirt, water and a foxhole.
"this is the bottom left corner with the americans. i have two lobbing grenades (furthest left) behind an mg. in the road are a helmet, a red cross banner, a door from a truck, and a rifleman behind a stack of blankets i think it is. on the rock next to the rifleman is a clipboard that i got from a 1/32 scale artillery observer."
"This is the bottom right corner. there is a german machine gun team taking cover behind a crate and bedrolls.on the rock is an american backpack. a crate with an mp40 on it is lying in the road along with a broken plank, a .50 cal. mg and a gas can thats hard to see because its at the base of the rounded rock. i used real rocks and the bushes are from Woodland Scenics. also in the pic is a german officer firing his pistol at an american from the first pic "
"This is the top right corner of the diorama. i have a german standing in tall grass throwing a potato masher at the americans. i used strands from a yellow rope for the grass and i think it looks great."
World War and Military Diorama Kits:
How to Build Dioramas (Book) - 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
MiniArt 1/35 Poland 1944 Diorama Base w/ 5 figures - This is the 1/35 Scale Poland 1944 Diorama w/ Figures / from the MiniArt Dioramas Series. / Suitable for Ages 14 to Adult. / / FEATURES: Unassembled diomara kit / Parts attached to a part tree / 1/35 scale / Intricate building detail of a ruined building on a diorama base / / INCLUDES: One Poland 1944 diorama / Five figures / Instruction sheet / / REQUIRES: Paint (see below) / Plastic glue (TESR1601) / Hobby knife (HCAR0100) / Paint brush (ABSR0550) / / SPECS: Length: 9.76"" (248mm) / Width: 7.48"" (190mm)
Scene-A-Rama Basic Diorama Kit - Use this kit to create a flat, landscaped surface for your project. It includes everything you need to make plains, prairies, grasslands, farmlands, woods and meadows.
Scene-A-Rama Bushes, Foliage & Grasses Kit - Use this kit to create short and tall grasses, weeds, bushes, shrubs, hedges, ivy, flowering plants and roads and paths.
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