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The Alps Diorama

This is a wonderful little diorama that Frank has made. It is in the form of a shadow box and it depicts a scene of an old automobile traveling along one of those narrow roads and bridges in the Alps. This scene evokes a feeling of one of those old classic movies. Maybe something with Audrey Hepburn or that old Clint Eastwood movie "The Eiger Sanction".

Frank has made other dioramas too! I have them on my website right here: Frank's Dioramas


We also get a peek at this diorama while Frank was working on it. One of the picture shows the raw foam after carving. And another picture shows it after priming. This is a good example of using various materials to make a diorama. I asked Frank what material he used for this. It is an insulating foam made by Knauf. He gives us a link: http://www.bunnings.com.au/knauf-insulation-1200-x-600-x-30mm-xps-multi-use-foam-board_p0811027



Note from Will: About the shadowbox - I love shadowboxes. They are such a unique way to display a diorama. And they always get a lot of attention when you mount them on the wall!



The alps diorama


closeup of the diorama


The stone work


THe diorama partially painted



Diorama of a dream

Diorama of a Dream A web visitor (John) had a dream and decided to build a diorama to show the dream. Pretty cool and this diorama definitely has a dream-like quality about it. Check it out here



Rocky Cliff Shadowbox

Rocky Cliff Shadowbox

Shadowboxes are one of my favorite things when it comes to dioramas. This one is an excellent execution in shadowbox form. It is very simple yet very complex. Something like this can be very difficult to get just right. This one is perfect. The Shadowbox diorama


Swing Design Chroma Shadow Box Frame, 5 by 7-Inch, Charcoal Gray





Swing Design Display Shadow Box, Black, 12" by 12"

Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.