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Hobbies in a Barn Dioramas by John

John has submitted some wonderful dioramas to this website and he has shared with us some amazing techniques for making military dioramas. He also does work on commission so if you want a military diorama made you might want to check him out on facebook:

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The D-Day Diorama

The D-Day Diorama It was a day like no other. A day that changed the war and the world. John has made a diorama about it. Check out the pictures and information here: John's D-day diorama


The Douglas TBD Devastator

The Douglas TBD Devastator Want to build an aircraft model? This is a great little tutorial by John that takes you through each step - complete with pictures and tips. The Douglas TBD Devastator


The 88's Diorama

The 88's Diorama This is a work currently in progress. In it John asks us What's better than an 88 in a diorama? Two 88's of course! Check out The 88's diorama


How to Paint Military Miniatures

How to Paint Military Miniatures John has a real knack for painting military figures and miniatures. He also has some practical advice and techniques. Check out his tutorial on how to paint military miniatures.


Hedgerow Hell

Hedgerow Hell - Two heavy armor vehicles face off across a hedgerow. And John did a lot of research to make sure the painting and markings on these vehicles was accurate. Check it out here: Hedgerow Hell


Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima - This is a fantastic little diorama of an ambush on Iwo Jima. John brilliantly uses Volcanic rock to make an impressive battlefield scene. Check it out here: Black Sand Hell: Ambush on Iwo Jima


Using Volcanic Rock in a battlefield diorama

Using Volcanic Rock in a battlefield diorama I love using commonly found materials to make a diorama. Here is more of a look at the volcanic rock in the Iwo Jima diorama.


Underwater Demolitions Team

Underwater Demolitions Team (UDT) Boat This is a fantastic little diorama with some easy yet fantastic water effects. You have got to check this one out and see how the water effects are made. The UDT Boat Diorama


Grizzly Bear Model Tank

Building and Weathering a Tank

Here is another tutorial by John. He makes a German Brummbar (Grizzly Bear) step by step and shows us some fantastic weathering techniques. If you like military models you should check this one out. Building and Weathering a model tank


Kaylie's Diorama!

Kaylie's Diorama!

Looks to me like Diorama making runs in John's Family. Here is a diorama made by his granddaughter. Kaylie's Diorama




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