The eight diorama’s are my standard size of 15″ x 14″ x 10″. I have cut the boards make five dioramas.
I’ve used PVA glue to glue the layers together, using heavy comic book novels to apply equal pressure to each model. Once these are dry, I can start molding them into scene’s.
Building a Loft Apartment
For the first diorama of the eight I am building an apartment room. The walls are held together using magnetic tape. The work done so far has been to cut a door frame into the first layer of foam. The door is made from bolsa wood.
I have pencilled into all three walls the brick work which I will score out. 0.5″x1″ brick. The floor I have also pencilled in 1″x5″ floor board’s, also ready to be scored.
The right wall I have cut out a window, where I will insert a piece of perspex and build around it a window frame.
For the floor I have used a wire brush to give it the wood effect. I then scored around the bricks before creating the door frame.
While contemplating what do next before adding the window, I decided to start making some accessories. To start with I have created an armchair, modelled here by Harley Quinn
The next of accessories made for this piece is side board/workbench and a wall mounted TV.
The table is made using 6mm foam board and bolsa wood for the doors and draw. The flat screen is made from a piece of 10mm board.
I was able to cut the window for the first diorama. Using strips of bolsa wood to create the frame for the window.
Painting the Loft Apartment
I’ve undercoated the Loft Apartment diorama
Building a Castle Room
I started the second piece. This piece is being based on a medieval castle.
Taking one of the pre-cut bases, I’ve added the magnetic tape. I have then cut two domed doorways into the top layer of foam of the back and right walls. The right wall door is 10 cm higher because it will have a couple of steps.
With the doorways cut, I pencilled in the brickwork on the floor and the walls. I created steps for the second door.
To finish off this evenings work, I have cut a pair off door using bolsa wood. Which when finished will be glued into place.
Border adding anything else to this build, I scored out the brick work using pottery tools.
I have started to make the bolsa wood look like heavy oak doors. I have also added three load bearing columns onto the walls. This has almost concluded the overall build.
I added some details on to three columns. The next step is to use Green Stuff to create door handles and rivets.
Using Green Stuff I’ve made the door handles and bolts for doors. The build is now complete so I can concentrate on the build of the third piece.
Painting the Castle
I’ve undercoated the Castle diorama
Building a Loading Bay
I have started the groundwork for the third diorama, I added magnetic strips to the third diorama.