Back to the diorama.
My list of diorama projects and ideas is long but I prioritized this one because I’d like to enhance my basic knowledge in sculpting. These would also be a great opportunity in using modelling clay (air drying) and to explore new techniques and approach in modelling, weathering and sculpting surfaces like bricked wall, cobblestones, limestone, concrete plaster, and cracks on wall, heavy texturing.... and so on, something that is a little over the top as some might say but that’s exactly the whole point of this. I also had the chance to mix and experiment different types of colors, hues, shades....to imitate real life elements. And I’m having a good experience with this build.
All the details you see in this picture are built from scratch, I painstakingly sculpted a 40x50 cm. base and in which the sculpted areas like streets, landscape and building walls are 85 percent of the total area, enjoying the first few weeks but as I draw nearer to completion it’s becoming a burden ...and I asked myself, what the hell am I doing? But then again, watching these images and staring at the diorama itself makes the hard day’s night worthwhile, really worth it. This is my first time sculpting almost an entire diorama, I started building the core of the house with the use of cardboard and then plastered it with air drying clay, while the clay is still soft and wet, that’s the time I’d start sculpting the surface real quick other wise you'll be carving the surface cause it's already rock hard lol! I guess I need to make a separate post dedicated to tips, tutorials and techniques I use, i'll do that in the future.
Nice castings but ugly rims. Just wondering why this company could not make a more realistic wheels, it's not that difficult Maisto guys! I could even make one mold master for you to use...free of charge! LOL!
I love this chair, looks simple and cute. Almost took 1 hour to build and paint this thing.