This book is made for all who would like to make a military diorama and for all those who already are making military dioramas. Many have been building scale models and now want to put them in a diorama context. This book is full of ideas and describes the way the author has made many of his world-renowned dioramas. This book is not about building the perfect model or diorama. It is about creating a snapshot of history, to freeze a moment in time and, about all, to tell a story.The beauty of building a diorama is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. It is entirely up to your creativity and imagination. The options are endless and fascinating!This book describes more than twenty-five different dioramas and gives you a fantastic insight of how these were created. With more than 800 pictures and in-depth description, it gives you numerous tips and guidance which will help you building your own diorama. The Autor, Bj�rn Jacobsen, built his first scale model in 1957, 15 years old. Since then he has made numerous models, mostly WWII planes, but also many extraordinary dioramas. After years of modelling, he found it more and more rewarding and challenging to make dioramas, because it required not only modelling skills but also a sense of realism and a lot of research and scratch building to get it as realistic as possible. It also gives him the opportunity to let the models tell their story - and a story, they always have.For years, he has posted his work to the many model groups around the world and he often has been asked to publish some of his amazing work.He has now taken those requests seriously and has written this book.His hope is that his models and dioramas might inspire some to try out this exciting hobby.
This is book no 2 in the "Dioramas and Models"- series by Bjørn Jacobsen. For all model makers who want to expand their hobby into making dioramas and for all who wish to improve their diorama building technique, this book is a wellspring of ideas and techniques. The author describes in detail how he built some of his world-renown dioramas. The dioramas span a wide range of themes, from aircraft crashes to rescue operation and armour vehicles in action The book is not about building the perfect diorama; it is to show that with creativity and imagination, you can make any diorama you want. The options are endless and fascinating! The book has more than 800 pictures and numerous tips and guidance which will help you build your own military diorama.
How to Build Dioramas
Author: Sheperd Paine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
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.
Author: Richard Windrow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This title helps modellers who wish to display the results of their efforts to the best advantage in a diorama. This book provides detailed information on how to create many different types of terrain; the paints, glues, tools and materials that will be of help to the modeller; and how these can be obtained both in Europe and the USA. Illustrated with some 200 photographs and written by a master of diorama modelling with a lifetime's experience, this book provides the essential and invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top quality terrain for anywhere from Ancient Rome to the Western Front.
Author: David Griffith
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
This book is about the art of displaying waterline models. By their very nature, ship models that do not show the full hull and are not mounted on an artificial stand cry out for a realistic setting. At its most basic this can be just a representation of the sea itself, but to give the model a context even to tell some sort of story is far more challenging. This is the province of the diorama, which at its most effective is a depiction of a scene or an event in which the ship model takes centre stage. As with a painting, the composition is a vital element and this book devotes much of its space to what works and what does not, and illustrates with photographic examples why the best maritime dioramas have visual power and how to achieve that impact. Individual chapters explore themes like having small craft in attendance on the main subject, multiple-model scenarios, dockyards and naval bases, and the difficulties of replicating naval combat realistically. It also looks at both extremes of modelmaking ambition: the small single-ship exposition and the largest, most ambitions projects of the kind meant for museum display. The book concludes with some of the most advanced concepts how to create drama and the illusion of movement, and how to manipulate perspective. Illustrated throughout with colour photos, the more abstract discussion is backed with practical 'how to' sections, so anyone who builds waterline ship model will benefit from reading this book. As featured in 'Glasgow Now'.
Author: Jerry Scutts
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Still the most popular subject for dioramas at any military modelling show, WWII gives the modeller the opportunity to try out his repertoire from burnt out buildings to weathered machines and men. This book explores the many facets of the subject and shows how composition is all.
Teaches you how to create model scenes just like the professionals. Transform your models with expert-proven techniques using the latest materials and methods. Ample photos and cards make it simple to make your modelling scenes look just like real life. Learn how to: create realistic mountains, trees, streams, grass, rocks, bushes and much more; use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to make stunning scenery; model in all four colourful seasons.
Featuring 60 model builders from 14 Countries, this book gives detailed write ups and photos of the home based model builder.
Author: Chris Mrosko
Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips. Focusing on a step-by-step, how-to approach, modelers will learn the fundamentals of construction and design, airbrushing and finishing tips, how to cast pieces out of resin, and more.
Modelling Scale Figures
Author: Mark Bannerman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book equips the beginner and intermediate modellers with the techniques required to successfully complete a figure from start to finish, and provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to select, prepare, assemble, modify and paint realistic figures. It also offers a round-up of the range of figures available, a discussion of scale and how to work in differing scales as well as detailing the tools and materials you will need to get going. Modelling expert Mark Bannerman then provides an insight into construction and painting techniques, in clear, step-by-step tutorials that will increase confidence and develop better technique. Covering the four most-modelled historical periods (Medieval, Napoleonic, the American Civil War and the World Wars), this book is the comprehensive guide to figure modelling.
Author: David Neat
Model-making: Materials and Methods focuses primarily on the wide variety of materials that can be employed to make models; those which have been favoured for a while and those which are relatively new. The book looks at how these materials behave and how to get the best out of them, then illustrates a range of relatively simple methods of building, shaping, modelling, surfacing and painting with them. Useful features of the book include: the different uses of models in various disciplines; the sequence of making; planning and construction, creating surfaces, painting and finishing; methods of casting, modelling and working with metals; step-by-step accounts of the making of specially selected examples; simple techniques without the need for expensive tools or workshop facilities; a 'Directory' of a full range of materials, together with an extensive list of suppliers. This book is intended for students of theatre production, art & architecture, animation and theatre/television set designers where accurate scale models are necessary, and is also of interest to anyone involved with the process of making forms in 3D and the challenge of making small-scale forms in general. Superbly illustrated with 185 colour photographs.
Possibly the most complete guide on how to make dioramas ever published, carefully elaborated to help you bring your dreamed dioramas to life alongside of two great artists and gentlemen.REVIEWS Putting "F.A.Q." together so brilliantly must have been an extremely complex publishing project years in the making, but it was well worth it. Usually, the quickest way for today's hobbyists to conduct research is searching the Internet. But no computer can compete with the easy accessibility of this book. And, as an added bonus, it's packed with very practical and economical ideas for making dioramas look amazing without breaking the bank. My compliments to the Andrea and Milla brothers for sharing their passion, experience and knowledge with our hobby in such a wonderful way. This insightful and creative book isan impressive legacy that hobbyists will be turning to for years to come.Toy Soldier and Model Figure Magazine
Award-winning modeler Lynn Kessler leads you, photo by photo, through the steps of building detailed armor vehicles and then displaying them in a realistic scene. Topics include beginning and advanced kit assembly, designing a diorama concept, modeling and painting figures, finishing details, and more. Hundreds of hands-on photos make it easy for modelers to get started quickly.
A World of Dioramas
Author: Per Olav Lund
Like a good general, a good wargamer should have an eye for the ground. Just as the nature of the battlefield plays a central role in real warfare, so miniature wargames are greatly enhanced by realistic terrain. Besides, when you've spent hundreds of hours collecting and painting your miniature armies, they surely deserve ground worth fighting for. Master terrain modeller Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the techniques of making the basic landscape are explained, then a series of projects show how this can be adapted to suit different periods or geographic locations (eg European farmland or Sudanese desert). There are then detailed chapters on adding vegetation, buildings, roadways, trench systems etc. The clear, step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated by numerous specially-taken photographs of the work in progress and Paul's inspirational finished pieces.