How to Make a Diorama
This tutorial will show you how to make a wonderful fantasy diorama from start to finish. It explains everything to you from what materials you need to what tools you need. There are also many useful tips on using household materials. Diorama building is a very rewarding hobby and with a little practice you can make some wonderful scenes. The only limit is your imagination.
The diorama we will build in this tutorial is called "Battle for the Treasure" And it has a wizard battling three skeletons over possession of a Treasure Chest. I even wired the wizards staff so that it lights up with a red glow when you press a button.
Here are a group of tutorials on how to make a whole bunch of different types of dioramas. Want to make a rainforest diorama? An ocean diorama? A shoebox diorama? Egyptian?
How To Use this Tutorial
If you want to follow the tutorial in order then click on Chapter 1 "Materials you will need"
You can jump to various topics in the table of contents or you can progress through the tutorial through each chapter. You may want to look over the whole tutorial before beginning the actual work. Once you have gathered all the materials the project will take you 8-10 hours to complete. This does not include painting the miniatures which varies depending on the detail you desire and your level of skill.
Diorama making is an extremely rewarding hobby and if you are looking for a way to learn even more and expand your skills to new heights here are a couple of books on the art and craft of diorama making.
I will teach you all the tricks and techniques you need to build a landscape just like this one. But I encourage you to be creative! Don't just copy this landscape. Use these tips and techniques to design and build your own landscape.
Many of the materials used in this tutorial were purchased in a hobby shop. They are the same materials that amateur train landscape builders use. You can purchase and use these materials but I also offer many alternative solutions that you can employ. This will increase your creativity, increase your skill and decrease the cost of the diorama.
We will go step by step through the whole process from design, landscape building and creating the rocks and foliage.
Want to take your diorama making to new heights of realism? I have put together a selection of materials you can buy from amazon.com. These are great materials that hobbyists use to make really life like dioramas. The trees you see here are one of the kits. They look real don't they?
Woodland scenics Trees and more at Amazon.com They have all the materials you could need.
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