How To Make A Diorama

Cutting Your Clapboard Siding For The Diorama Building. I used the scale 6” clapboard siding, I wanted the concrete foundation to show below the siding so I used little spacers to position the siding so it is even all around the building & has that little reveal to expose the floor edges that are painted [...]

We are going to build the floor for the diorama building, take the measurements, length & width. The building I made ends up being 20’ 6” x 12’ 6” in real size or 10 ¼” x 6 ¼” (1:24) scale. You could just trace around the sides of your building make sure it is square. [...]

Diorama Preparing Roof Trusses Preparing Roof Trusses For The Diorama Building. Remember earlier you made that roof truss we are going to use that roof truss to make a jig so you can make everyone the same. Use that truss as your pattern and find a piece of scrap wood along with some small pieces [...]

Preparing Studded Walls For The Diorama Building. Carefully remove the studded wall frames from the paper. Look at all your walls to make sure everything is fully attached, if something is loose put a little more glue on it. Remember not to use too much glue because it will show in your finished product. I [...]

When building dioramas I like to use a piece of paper & draw out exactly where my wall studs, headers, etc. are going to be. Remember these wall studs are going to sit inside the hardboard walls so make sure you have your figures right so they end up where you want them. Side walls [...]

Now we are going to cut the opening for the side door. Using your pattern tape it to the material you just cut out for the side wall, make sure the edges all line up properly. This pattern will be your guide to make the proper cut for your door opening. Use a piece of [...]

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