Diorama scale magazines, shop manuals, coffee table books, brochures and articles that are easy to put together and they will enhance any diorama
When building your dioramas you need accessories to give it that completed look. How about some magazines, you can’t have an office or waiting room without some magazines scattered around. I have created scale magazines, shop manuals, coffee table books, brochures and articles, a full page with over 70 of these items.
Here is a little video assembling some magazines.
In that third series it also has all the different food and parts boxes and stuff there is a whole page there I think it’s like 70 of them on there for making magazines and things. This one here is actually going to be it’s a little parts catalog there is a little foam board thing it’s real flexible and kids use it I guess for some kind of craft thing I guess they call it fun foam. You can get it at like a hobby store or something like that you just cut a piece off of it, it seems to work real good for the inserts of these.
The regular magazines I don’t put anything in maybe a sheet of paper or something sometimes in it and then I kinda push them together and leave them sit like that or glue them and set them on a work bench or something. But these that are a little thicker I like to put this in here I use a glue stick, permanent glue stick and then I just put a little glue on it the piece in here and then put it in here and hold it together for a little bit and that way it looks like it’s got pages and things in it I didn’t put any glue on this one right now.
Here’s a couple of them that I just did, here’s a little parts book a Chevrolet parts book and you can see it looks like it has pages and things in here. And these thicker ones, here is a Volkswagen camper one it looks like it’s a big thick repair manual. Here’s actually a Chilton’s repair manual you can see the pages and stuff in here and it gives you little separations and things in it too.
I like that foam rubber you can use a foam board too but the foam rubber seams to work a little bit nicer. Here is a coffee table book or like a big repair book, here’s a coffee table book about car dealerships here’s another one about a Jeep and there is all kinds of them different magazines there is actually one here about Motorcycles, here’s another one, there’s probably 20 or 30 on those, here’s a Volkswagen service manual I don’t know how good you can see these on the camera because they are small so, you can see in my hand what size they are. Like I say they are 1:24th scale you just increase or decrease them to whatever size you need. Here is another coffee table book I like these coffee table books because it takes one sheet that’s in there they set, they look real nice setting on a table.
They are a little bit bigger because remember coffee table books are always a little bigger than what a magazine is. There are also some of them that are like the inserts of a magazine you can see the inside pages of it you can leave them lay out like this, like a magazine that’s open or you can actually use them as an insert in one of these if you would like to do that and leave that open it’s all up to you what you would like to do there are so many different options to do this.
Here’s a Buick repair book with the foam in between to make it look like it’s a manual. Here’s actually a real thick manual so it’s all up to you want you want to do. On all the books I print them on gloss paper because the detail shows better on them. Otherwise you’ll get them on plain paper you don’t see the detail quite as good, if you are doing a bigger scale like you are doing 1:18th your going to see the scale a little bigger but if you get smaller than what I’m doing here in the 1:24th scale is going to get smaller so it’s just that you are able to see them a little bigger and better that way but if you get one that you want it to look old or something, do it on the regular paper and mess it up a little bit to make it look like it’s kinda wore out, tear a little corner or something off whatever you want to do with it, so a lot of the books that are in there are the older style books and things anyhow so.
You can download them ready to be printed for immediate use, no waiting around for the mailman or UPS to deliver something a week later. There available at HowToMakeADiorama.com they are part of the third set of accessory items which also includes food and food boxes, parts and supply boxes and also fan belt sleeves. There are over 500 items in this third set.
There is also a video and pfd of a complete build of an old style building all to help the scale collector with their dioramas. If you would like to learn more head on over to HowToMakeADiorama.com