How To Make A Diorama

Starting to make the door panels for the doors we will start with the walk door. I used a piece of 1/16” x 3” x 24” basswood & cut it out to fit the walk door opening. Next I want to make the door panels for the big/garage door I cut two pieces that fit [...]

We are going to frame out the walk door starting with a piece across the top of the doorway & then a piece down each side using the material we used for the 2” x 6”s . In the future we are actually going to install a door in the opening that will open & [...]

Attaching the outside corners, leave them taped together for now. Place some glue on the inside of your corner & place in on the outside corner of your diorama building use some clear tape to hold it in place until the glue dries. Make sure that the tops of your corners are in the correct [...]

Now that the siding is finished it is time to work on the corners to give it that finished look. We will use two different size pieces for this one will be 1/16” x 1/8” & the other will be 1/16” x 1/4” when these two pieces come together they will be the same size [...]

Finish attaching the rest of the siding & remember to have that little lip placed over the lower piece so you will not have any seams showing when finished. You can see by the pictures that the corners don’t totally line up I did this on purpose so you could see where the two pieces [...]

Place your siding on the lower side of the building where the walk door is. Take your pencil & mark where the door will be cut out. On this particular building the siding actually doesn’t come right to the top of the doorway so you could just cut your piece for the right side of [...]

That small piece that was left over from the first piece of siding will be attached to the left side of the garage door on the front of the diorama building. You have to pay particular attention to the positioning of this piece it has to line up with the lines from the side piece [...]

Attaching siding to the back of the diorama building attach the bottom piece of siding first, put some glue on the backside of the piece of siding & place it exactly where you want it remember to use your spacers for the bottom & make sure your siding lines line up with the piece on [...]

Figuring Siding Least Waste For The Diorama Building. Now that your first piece of siding is dry & attached you need to figure where the rest of that piece best fits. If you used that leftover piece of siding above the piece you just attached you may run out of siding to complete the whole [...]

Beginning To Attach Siding To The Diorama Building. Remember earlier I talked about the little spacers to position your siding off the ground just a little to show the foundation make sure you use these or your siding will be too low & not look right. Put a little wood glue directly on the back [...]

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