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The French Cafe Diorama

Here is a wonderful diorama made by Frank. It is a sidewalk scene in Paris of a cafe. It is hand made and a neat little thing about it is that the sidewalk light actually light up. Nicely done! Great looking diorama.

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



He tells us how he made this diorama and the materials he used:

  • The hedge is part of a washing up sponge cut in strips
  • The tables are tap washers with the rubber cut off
  • The lights are drinking straws with the LEDs pushed up the centre working off two "A" batteries
  • The downspout is two straws
  • The cafe is carved from one piece of foam
  • The windows and door as are the shutters made of thick card board
  • The window boxes are made of ice cream sticks
  • The flowers are green foliage
  • The tall flowers are bristles from a hand brush dipped in powdered grass then dabbed with paint
  • The switch on the side is for the lights


In this picture you can see the lights are lit up




European Cafe Diorama

The scene is somewhere in France during world war 2. There is a half destroyed cafe and a battle raging. This is the european cafe diorama



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.