Thursday, January 12, 2017

Video tutorial: Make a round diorama base from an old clock

Yet another amazing video on Youtube!  The latest shows how I made a round diorama base using an old clock I picked up at a thrift shop.

Video link: Make a round diorama base from an old clock

I always try to keep my eyes open for everyday things which I can re-purpose for model making. I find this sort of thinking becomes infectious. Once you start, you spot potential model stuff absolutely everywhere. Potential tools, items to use for scratchbuilding, diorama scenery, and (as in this case) ways to display models.

In the video I go over how I stained and polished the wooden base. I then show how I made the plaster groundwork, and how easy it is to achieve realistic texture and colour for the earth in a diorama. Once you’ve done these steps, you’re set: the world is your oyster. Grass, buildings, scenery, trees - add whatever you want!

If you’re curious, I also have videos which cover off early stages of building the SU-122 tank and how I built the hand-made oak tree in this diorama.

Video link: how to make a tree from twisted wire

Video link: early photoetch work on the SU-122 tank

As always, if you have any comments or questions, just let me know!

Until next time, keep experimenting,


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