Keeping with the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe theme, I’ve put together another small landscape diorama drawing inspiration from the old Filmation cartoon series back in 1983.
This build I wanted to be a simple landscape diorama, I cut a piece of 10 mm foam board to act as the base. Then another piece of 10 mm which will be a broken wall, I’ve added three tabs to the bottom of the all which allow it to be allowed to slotted into the base.
Eternia in the 80’s cartoon, wood land area had a lot of huge, twisty trees of all sizes. To make one of these for the size of this piece, I have taken a cardboard tube and wrapped it up in tin foil with enough excess to twist to a point. I rolled up two more lengths of tin foils and wrapped them around the trunk like twisted branches. This will be positioned behind the wall.
Build upon this basic design, I added a horizontal wall behind the first wall, a couple of tin foil boulders into the foreground.
I was looking at the walls and realised one layer of 10 mm was not enough, I cut another piece the same size as the long wall. Glued them together and then sanded it down, I will do the same with vertical wall this evening.
The vertical wall, I added another 10 mm layer of foam board making it the same width as the horizontal wall. Using the round sander on my rotary tool to weather both walls, lightly touching the wall faces with side of the spinning sander.
I laid a piece of 6 mm foam board on the base in front of the horizontal wall, marking out 2″ x 2″ slabs before setting to them with pottery tools, scoring imperfections into the slabs.