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Fantasy Dioramas

Fantasy dioramas are my favorite kind. There are no limits and rules. They can be totally made up, based on a book, based on a movie or simply something from the imagination.

Here you can check out a variety of them made by me and by web visitors. I also have here lots of tutorials to help you make a fantasy diorama.

Will's Big Fantasy Diorama Projects

The Wall Diorama

The Wall Diorama

The Medieval Village

The Medieval Village

Storm the Castle Diorama

The Storm The Castle Diorama

The 300 Diorama

The 300 Diorama
(Battle of Thermopylae)


Regular Sized fantasy Dioramas


A night on bald mountain

A Night On Bald Mountain - A classical music diorama

This is a diorama of a classical music piece as it is envisioned by Disney in Fantasia. A night on Bald Mountain Diorama


Hall of the mountain king

Hall of the Mountain King Diorama- A classical music diorama

Here is a wonderful diorama based on the classical music piece and inspired by the cover art for the sheet music. In the Hall of the Mountain King Diorama


Smaug and Bilbo

Smaug and Bilbo Diorama

This is a spectacular diorama made by a web visitor (Giorgio). He shows us how he made the diorama. Oh and he hand sculpted the dragon too. He shows us step by step how he did that too. The Smaug Diorama


Game of Thrones diorama

Make a Game of Thrones Diorama

If you are a Game of Thrones fan you might want to check this project out too. It is a diorama of Castle Black and the Wall. And it has a working Elevator that goes up the wall. I have a video tutorial for this project too. Make a Game of Thrones Diorama


Little red riding hood diorama

Little Red Riding Hood Diorama - You have got to see this diorama. It was made by a web visitor. And she uses a lot of standard diorama making techniques like trees, terrain, rocks and waterfall. The Little Red Riding Hood Diorama.


The Dragon Queen

The Dragon Queen Diorama

Terrific little diorama submitted by a web visitor. (Eric). He tells us how he transformed various materials into this diorama including the glass wings. Dragon Queen Diorama


Hobbit diorama

Hobbits Outside the Trolls Cave

A fun little diorama made by a web visitor. It depicts a scene from the hobbit. Check it out here.


Sword in the stone diorama

The Sword in the Stone

Here's a fun tutorial based around The Sword in the Stone. It depicts Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. I show you how to make the diorama and how to sculpt the miniature Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Diorama


Auburn Venus diorama

Auburn Venus

This diorama was inspired by the famous Boticelli painting of the Birth of Venus. It's a wonderful and creative idea. Auburn Venus.


Hobbit diorama

Make a Little Hobbit Diorama

This is a neat little hobbit diorama that you can make with just a piece of foam. This is Bag End. You can improvise all kinds of terrain features for this. Make a Hobbit Diorama


3 Succubi Diorama Thumb

3 Succubi Diorama

I have This is a desktop sized diorama that you have just got to see. Definitely one of my favorites. If you are looking to do some kind of fantasy diorama you might want to take a look at this one. The 3 Succubi Diorama And Marshall has made some other terrific diorama projects that you also might want to take a look at including: Aerial Battlefield - Dragon on the Bridge - Roman Warship - Rocky Cliff Shadowbox - YOu can see them all here: Marshall's Dioramas


Lord of the rings diorama

A Lord of the Rings Diorama

(Battle of the Five Armies) Does it get any better than this! This is a lotr diorama made by a web vistior. Check out the pictures and more. LOTR Diorama


Insect Maker Diorama

Here is a stunning diorama made by a guest artist (Alberto A.) It is called "Insect Maker" and Alberto calls his work "Visionary Chambers". In this tutorial he lays out how to preserve insects and other natural objects like plants and leaves to use them in your diorama. He also gives us some great tips on making miniature furniture and fabrics: The Insect Maker Diorama


Nemo diorama

Nemo and the Mermaid Diorama Nice diorama submitted by a web visitor (Marc) An underwater scene with Nemo and a mermaid. Wonderful thing about this is using a glass container as the enclosure. It simulates a fishbowl Nemo and the Mermaid


Wall Diorama

Make a spectacular Wall diorama

This is an on going project that takes you through the construction of a wonderful wall diorama How to make a Big Wall Diorama for your fantasy miniatures


Changing tree diorama

The Changing Tree Diorama

I created this tree with some special effects that are different including smoke around the base and stars that light up in the background. I also made this diorama so that the tree could follow the seasons over the course of the year. The Changing Tree Diorama


Lor of the rings diorama

An Amazing Lord of the Rings Diorama -with a Christmas Theme (Gandalf is Santa!)

I absolutely love this diorama submitted by a web visitor. It is stunning and was 280 hours of work. If you are a fan of dioramas or of Lord of the rings you have got to check this diorama out. The Lord of the Rings Christmas Diorama


Jack and the bean stalk diorama

Jack and the beanstalk bio diorama -

Neat project with Jack and the giant and I used a real beanstalk. I call this type of diorama a "Bio Diorama" because they have a live component to them Jack and the Beanstalk diorama


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Diorama

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Diorama

This is another large and wonderful diorama placed in the window of a bookstore. It depicts various scenes from the Jules Verne book and it commemorates 187 years since his birthday. The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Diorama


Wizards Tower Diorama

A Wizards Tower Diorama

that I also made a video game of! This is a tutorial on using foam to make dioramas. Here is where the tutorial starts and here is the video that also shows about a minute of footage with me playing the video game. I have to get into the tower, get the fire staff, and slay the dragon.! Fun, multi-discipline project.

Enchanted Wisdom Diorama

Enchanted Wisdom diorama

Nice little diorama submitted by a web visitor. Everthing is hand made. The creator tells us what materials she used to make this simple yet attractive scene. Proves you don't have to get really complex to make a nice single figure diorama. Enchanted Wisdom diorama


a Diorama inside a Geode

Make a Diorama inside a Geode

A Geode is a rock that is hollow inside. I show you how to make the hollow rock then how to put a little diorama inside it. I create a scene from the animated film "Tangled" It is Rapunzel's Tower. Make a Diorama inside a geode


Hobbits Outside the Trolls Cave

Hobbits Outside the Trolls Cave

A fun little diorama made by a web visitor. It depicts a scene from the hobbit. Check it out here.

Volcano Diorama

Volcano Diorama

How about making an interactive diorama with a working volcano! Yup, this is exactly what Jeffrey has done. Check it out here: The volcano diorama


The Ultimate Diorama tutorial

This is the ultimate diorama tutorial -

If you want to make some really creative and beautiful dioramas I have a complete tutorial that takes you through all the steps. I make the diorama you see here in this picture and I describe everything you need to do complete with parts, materials and more.

The Ultimate Diorama Tutorial


Things to Learn from These Dioramas

1. You can, with some creative thought, make a wonderful diorama with a wide variety of materials. Come to think about it almost anything small can be used in a diorama.

2. The backdrops of dioramas are very important and they can add a real dramatic flair to the whole scene just like the backdrops in these dioramas.

3. The creative range of scenes you can make is almost endless. I tend to make dioramas of castles and knights and medieval types of things but these dioramas show that there is a whole world of opportunity when it comes to the theme and the scene of a diorama.

A Note about these dioramas

: These pictures were sent to my by a guy from Israel and I thank him for sharing these wonderful works with me, and with you. He is currently working on a couple more dioramas and is going to send me more pictures when he has completed them.

About the Pictures: If you want to get a closer look at these dioramas I have larger pictures you can download here Fantasy Diorama1 Fantasy Diorama2

About the copyright: I don't own these images so I can't give you permission to post them to your website. If you are interested in using the pictures contact me and I will contact the diorama owner about you using the pictures.



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.