How To Make A Diorama

Getting started with the roof for the diorama building, take one of the hardboard pieces that are to be used for the roof set it into position & use four little spring clamps to position it right where you want it, place the clamps on the ends of the roof. When it comes time to [...]

Now that the building has been painted lets install the door handles. The side door is going to have that little ball point pin installed into the door for the handle. I painted the head of it silver & then used a little glue & pressed it into the hole that I made earlier make [...]

Painting the exterior of the diorama building I don’t want to use any primer under it or second coats I want the paint to kind of soak into the wood to give it that aged look. Some areas it soaks in better than others & that’s how I want it to look I just put [...]

Now is a good time to think about painting your diorama building because you don’t want paint on the roof or rafters if you are going to have them permanently attached. This building has a removable roof so it could be done at a later time but we are going to move forward with the [...]

Preparing the diorama building for paint or stain if there are any areas that have little cracks in between the trim or cracks in the siding some are repairable. The joint compound works if you are painting the diorama building as long as you use it in little spots here & there. If you put [...]

Installing the door into the opening & attaching it to the hinge pins. Slide the door back into its spot from the inside of the building making sure the indentations for the pins are lined up. Put some glue on the trim piece & install it onto the front of the door. You may have [...]

Preparing the doors for the hinges takes a little messing with. Slide the door from the inside of the building back into the open door slot the pins you just installed will be against the door panel. Press the door panel lightly against the pins holding the pins so they don’t bend, you just want [...]

Preparing to install the doors I like to have the door set back just a little I think it gives it a better look. Put the door into the opening where you want it without the trim piece that we left loose on the hinge side of the door. Take a small pin & poke [...]

If you are going to install a center board in your doors like I did with the 2” x 4”s this is an easy way to get it in the middle. I like to use a compass with the roller wheel in the middle this way I can set the distance & the compass will [...]

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