Warehouse Loading Dock
I’ve started a new diorama and again it’s going to be another “small” piece. This piece will be a loading area at a warehouse, it’s scaled for 6″ figures and to model for me this evening will be Marvels Logan and Deadpool.
Building the Displays
I have cut the foam to make the basic shape, I am now cutting the extra layers for the walls and glueing them together. The next step is to do the same for the two buildings and marking out the brickwork.
With the wall pieces dried, I added a second layer of form for each of the building towers and then left them to dry under the pressure of few weighted comic books. I then marked and scored out the brickwork on the three other pieces, modelled before you with Deadpool, who as you can see was having a little too much fun! The centre wall I have cut out a doorway.
When the other two pieces have dried I will score the brickwork and cut out the doors and windows. When the overall structure is worked out, then I will start making the floor.
I scored the bricks on both buildings, adding doors and windows into the left of e and cut out what will be a closed Dock door into the second. Created a raised platform to surround the front of the right building.
I’ve cut the foam for the inside wall of the left building because I’ve added windows and doors, I’ve added brickwork to the interior walls. Sanded down raised area outside the right building and glued the two pieces of that building together. I’ve added some corrugated card for dock doors, even added a little card to the top door.
The two buildings have been glued together and the bricks weathered. The door frame on the left of the building has been widened and roofs added to both of them.
I finished weathering the brickwork and added a corrugated roof to the centre wall. I have also cut a foam base to which I need to add a manhole cover, cracks in the concrete etc.
I also need to add a door and window frames to the left building, before I can start painting.
I have done a little more work on the buildings, by sanding up the edges, adding a few accessories like steps to the loading ramp, window frames and a working door to the left building.
All that needs to do is to finish the base and floor in the left building before I start painting.
Painting the DIsplay
After I marked out the base I applied a black undercoat to all pieces. Once that dried I sponged on the first coat of light grey onto the floor and a darker grey over the right building and steps. I am thinking of painting the rest of the stonework brown/red.
I’ve base coated the other walls with burnt sienna applied with a sponge, when it had dried I added a darker second layer. I sponged a lighter grey on the floor, the sewer cover was painted a metallic grey and when dry a black wash over the top. The roof of the left building and the top of the garage door of the middle panel painted with a light grey and the floor of the left building base coated with a light brown. The corrugated roof and doors were painted with metallic grey, when they are dry I’ll apply a black wash.
I originally built this piece for Marvel Legends but this set is perfect for most 6″ figures as demonstrated using G.I.Joe Classified figures as well as Marvel Legends.
I have used a black wash over the light grey building and over the silver-painted corrugated. I used a brown wash over the corrugated roof and over certain bricks, I used the brown wash on the raised dock platform, brick walls and the steps. Finally, I dry brushed silver over the manhole cover and applied a dark wash into recesses on the floor.
The next steps are to apply the brown wash over the red walls, repair the window frame which was damaged while painting today, paint the window frames and door.