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Lightweight Hydrocal Lightweight Hydrocal

Lightweight Hydrocal has been specifically formulated for terrain model builders and is half the weight of traditional Hydrocal. Mix according to the instructions and pour into rock molds to create various formations. Also great for creating hard shell terrain and for filling in around rocks and other castings.




Easy Cast Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Enamel Resin 16 oz

This is perfect for making the oasis. It is great for small water bodies.





DAS clay

Das Pronto Air Dry Modeling Clay terra cotta 1.1lb


Cork Assortment - 14 Pieces at Amazon.com

Plaster retaining walls

N Retaining Wall, Cut Stone (6) About the Wall fragments I have in this diorama. These are prefabricated and plaster. Made by a company called Woodland Scenics. You can also buy these from amazon.com. You can also buy one set then cast them in rubber yourself and make as many as you want. I have a tutorial on this process here: How to make rubber rock and wall molds I just cut them down to make broken down shapes as you can see in the diorama.


I use Woodland Scenics Paints They are the best for dioramas and give a real natural look.


Wills Book

Check out my book on how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas. I put all my best techniques and tricks in this book!

How to make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas


1/72 Merchant's House Diorama


Foam Cutter

Hot Wire Foam Cutter - Product Description
Woodland Scenics SubTerrain Hot Wire Foam Cutter. FEATURES: Adjustable collars allows for clean, accurate cuts in foam. No mess! Heats instantly. Also adjusts for angle cuts. Special nichrome wire. On/off trigger for cutter. AC/AC adaptor. Assembly and use instructions provided. INCLUDES: One Hot Wire Foam Cutter REQUIRES: Assembly 120V AC Outlet (US Standard AC)


Foam Sheet, 3"


Celluclay Activa Celluclay Instant Papier Mache, 1-Pound, Gray

CelluClay is the original instant papier mache. This sculpting material air dries to a gray color. Good for all skill levels accepts fine detail accepts multiple finishes adheres to any surface durable lightweight versatile no need for paper strip cutting or paste easy clean-up and non-toxic. Contains directions and tips inside. Net weight is 1 lb. (454 grams).



Field Grass Field Grass, Light Green

This is what I use to make the clumps of grass in the tutorial. I also have a tutorial specifically about making tufts of grass




Diorama making 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



Realistic Water

Realistic Water, 16 fl oz

This is the water product that I use to make the surface water of the pond and the river. It is pretty nice stuff and very easy to use. You just pour it in and let it dry. No mixing required. But, you can only pour it to about 1/4 inch thick. Then let it dry and pour another layer. You can speed up the drying process with a fan.



Water Effects Water Effects, 8 fl oz



Fine Turf Shaker, Green Grass

Comes in Shaker. Ads texture and highlights to trees and scenery. Available in six realistic colors, which model fresh, scorched and dying grasses, weeds and dirt roads. This is perfect for laying out grass on your diorama or terrain. You just brush or spray white glue onto the surface and sprinkle this on. This container holds a lot of material so you will get a lot of terrain coverage out of it.


Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How 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.