How to Build Dioramas

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Learn everything you need to know about making your dioramas look real! This fantastic revised edition will show you how with new projects, new photos, and expert tips. Includes painting, weathering, and detailing tips for figures, aircraft, vehicles, and more! By Sheperd Paine.
 

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This book is not new, but having used it for years and years, it has proved to be consistent and an everlasting source of inspiration. Many techniques is still up-to-date and working. Should be in every modelers library. Read full review

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A book intended for the experienced modeler, this book is an excellent guide full of instructions on the painting,detailing,placing your models and how to create a story from your diorama. Highly recommended for Seasoned modelers

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Ideas and Planning
7
From the Ground Up
19
Weathering Techniques
34
Posing and Painting Figures
43
The Elefants Dilemma
61
Details and Accessories
64
Superdetailing Battle Damage and Interiors
74
The Lady Be Good
83
The Road to Damascus
102
Resin Plaster and Other Aftermarket Kits
108
The Hornets Nest
112
Shadow Boxes
117
The Meeting of the Admiralty Board
127
Mirrors Forced Perspectives and Other Special Effects
133
The Gun Deck of HMS Victory
138
Photographing Your Dioramas
142

Farewell to the Bonhomme Richard
87
Structures for Dioramas
93

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Page 5 - Although dioramas have long been an accepted form of display for museums, their popularity as a hobby is a relatively recent development.

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