Friday, 11 March 2011

My first Diorama

Hi gang,

So after nearly 20 years being interested in this hobby, I have never created a diorama. I thought it was about time to change this. So I floundered around for an idea or concept that really inspired me and I finally hit on this picture of the Catachans.

Catachan's advancing through jungle
This is a classic Catachan image as far as I'm concerned, a lone squad advancing through heavy foliage surrounded by enemies. So this is the image I want to try and capture in my diorama.

The first step was of course to find something to base this diorama on and I found just the thing. One side of a box which originally held a set of oil paints.

The diorama base
 I had to clean this fella up, this included removing the hinges (which you can see) and sanding the sides down. From here I then used expanding foam to build up the ground level within the base.

Foam ground work 
This foam was then cut back to underneath the rim of the base. From here I then went outside and did some scouting for diorama foilage. And I found the motherload! A couple of years ago I cut down ivy from our house. It provided me with great bendy tree like forms.

Ivy to the rescue!
So I broke up this ivy and went about securing it to the foam in a hopefully pleasing and dramatic way!

I also have gotten out the mini's I want to have in this diorama.

Catachan Squad Assemble!
More updates as I progress.

1 comment:

  1. It's looking good!
    Love that ivy, I think that diorama has potential!!

    Keep up the good work ;D


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