How To Make A Diorama

These 6 different pictures are just different views & angles with the diorama building sitting on different materials and with different vehicles to change the look of the building and or setting. In this first view the building is sitting on sandy color pieces of scrapbook paper to make it stand out & be noticed. [...]

Inside the roof of the finished diorama building you can see how nice & straight the roof trusses line up from this front view. Another view of the inside of the roof showing off the truss work, it really shows up with the natural color of the trusses against the natural color of the hardboard [...]

I believe the interior is just as nice as the exterior of this diorama building. Front view through the open front doors you can see the 2” x 4” wall frame work, the top & sill plates along with the truss work. Top view with the side door closed, you can see the header above [...]

Front view of the exterior of the finished diorama building with the aged looking paint and garage doors with handles so you can open them. Front view of the exterior with the doors open you can view the 2” x 4” framed wall through the open doors. Side view of the exterior with the side [...]

I like to check everything when I am finished to make sure it fits & works properly. Take the roof off & check your work do all the 2” x 4”s line up, are they straight, is the trim work around the doors to your satisfaction, do all the doors open & close freely & [...]

Installing the roofing material to give your diorama building that finished look, you can use whatever materials you want for roofing material. Do whatever looks best to you or if you a trying to replicate a certain building do it just like that. You can do something with a corrugated roof (in the future I [...]

If you want you can take your scale ruler & slide it in between the trusses to make sure they are where you want them before you move forward to install the remaining trusses. Using this style clamp works best if you do it at the edge of your table or work space so one [...]

Now that the glue has dried on the end trusses lift the roof off of your diorama building. The roof will lift off with the tin foil it may be stuck a little bit to the roof or trusses so be careful & remove all the tin foil. You may need to use an exacto [...]

Getting started with the roof trusses for the diorama building is an important step because you want the roof to smoothly remove & be replaced but you also want it to look good when it is in place. The end trusses should have the supports facing inward you do not want the supports to face [...]

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