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Postby Pock63 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:58 pm

I'd like to start making diorama's and I was wondering what meterials work best for you guys, and if there are any tips or tricks that you would like to share.
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Re: Diorama's

Postby bobtheodd » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Right now I use a lot of Extruded Polystyrene(aka house insulation) works pretty good for me. If you need some tips, check out my youtube channel(link in the sig).
Other people who do dio's are good to check out:
http://www.youtube.com/user/skphile
http://www.youtube.com/user/ajfrost1985
Or various wargamming channels...hope that helps.
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Re: Diorama's

Postby Dagger » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:24 pm

There's a guy over at Hisstank making buildings out of styrene and balsa wood. looks pretty cool.
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Re: Diorama's

Postby Patraw » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:30 am

I prefer to use cardboard and paper, but foam and wood, or a combination of the two, are definitely popular methods.

My number one piece of advice, no matter what materials you use, would be to try to resist the urge to make a cube/rectangle shaped diorama if you can, simply because that's what everybody does. Even if the location you're making is an actual box-shaped room, you can break up the outline, and make it more visually dynamic, by making diagonal or jaggedly cut walls/floors/ceilings, etc. rather than all ninety-degree angles.
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Re: Diorama's

Postby Pock63 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks a lot for the help guys!
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Re: Diorama's

Postby Pock63 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:34 pm

I found this while I was looking around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p7oYaiB_p8 this guy has instructions to making some really cool diorama's!!!
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Re: Diorama's

Postby bobtheodd » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:01 pm

ẈĀŦƧĦĪƧ₣Ā₵Ė wrote:I found this while I was looking around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p7oYaiB_p8 this guy has instructions to making some really cool diorama's!!!

Thats pretty cool.
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