How To Pin Figures

I thought I would do a quick post on how I pin my figures so I can move them around on the diorama until I find the right spot for them. Unlike most of you who are busily basing yours I remove mine and replace it with a small section of fine steel. First I […]

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Making a stone wall

My version on how to make a stone wall with fine gravel and glue. What you will need, Thin sheet of Styrofoam Fine gravel Some berry pins Fine gravel, I have used two sizes but I’m sure you can do it with one PVA (white glue) Plastic lunch wrap A piece of cardboard to base […]

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Figure Method

Well it being Winter here in Australia and living right down the bottom in Melbourne it is generally wet as well as cold, so being a creature of comforts who doesn’t like the cold, I paint the figures that I will use on any dioramas that I start in Spring, inside the house in my […]

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Simple diorama base

Normally I’m pretty hopeless on work-in-progress posts, but today I’m putting up a kind of step by step on how I make up a dio base as I have had a few requests, and I managed to take some photos this time as well. Cut a piece of MDF or whatever wood you choose to […]

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Hedges: String Method

Finally the weather was kind to me and I was able to get some shots of the hedge project for the ECW diorama I’m working on. I have seen some great blogs on how to make them but this method is a little different and adapted from TIM’s tree method of using string. I found […]

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The Painted Figures

Well, now that’s done! 247 infantry figures painted for the next diorama, a good number for the size of the base. As usual I feel it might be a bit of a squeeze- I’m yet to fit all the figures I have painted on a diorama. In the past I have shied away from the […]

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TIM’s Trees

This is my experimentation with The Imperfect Modeller’s method of making trees without glue. A brilliant and easy idea once you have practiced his method. This can be found on TIM’s blog– I highly recommend having a look. Below you can see some of my experimentations, the better ones you will see on my next […]

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