Thursday, March 23, 2006

My very first Diorama

I know it's not really a diorama just putting some tanks of African Korps together. I did make the base by myself though. I have never made any base so it's kind of my 1st try so please bear with me if you're an expert. (Comments are very welcomed).

5 comments:

robert k said...

I´m not specialist..I did 1 base .What you used for simulate the sand?..
Maybe you could use a smaller grains..and simulate small sand dunes...
Maybe this excelente page can help you...
http://www.h3.dion.ne.jp/~mokei/e-frame-gallery.htm
One of best pages and very usefull

wtmblogger said...

You're right. Actually I bought those rocks for the "n" scale railway tracks. I just think may be some parts of desert may be full of rocks rather than sands. Let me do it again if I find something smaller.

bluedonkey99 said...

wtm

not bad for for first attemp.

i suppose what you have to really decide on is whether you are to produce simple dioramas to provide a simple backdrop for showing your tanks or you wish to provide a "museum" qaulity display (as seen in Model Armour Magazine etc)?

I have decided that for now i will just provde simple backdrops via limited effort in assembling a physical display or as is the case in a number of my shots using Adobe Photoshop or similer to merger model photographs with a simulated envrionment?

Anyway If you would like some tips of photography of Dioramas please see "Mehusla's" articale as presented by "Milke's Tanks"

http://www.mikes-tanks.com/Tips.htm#Photography_

BD99

wtmblogger said...

BD99
No, I don't think for now I have the skill to do anything complicated but I want to make a better background for photoshots. Thanks for your advice and I think diosrama is an area I didn't touch in the past but so far I find it's very interesting. It does give the tanks a real or historical touch.

robert k said...

Yes.. the mehusla´s dios and pictures are very nice..I like the way he did the "in Action" pictures...