Hello guys. I've been visiting this site for a while, and decided I would try my hand at building a diorama from scratch. A little background: I used to build model airplanes when I was a kid, 30 years ago. A few months ago I thought I'd take it up again, and I did a few 1/48 scale figures. That sparked my interest in building dioramas.
Now -- below are some pics from my first scratchbuilt diorama. It's an eastern front scene, ca. 1941. The Germans fighting through a city on the road to Moscow.
The figures are 1:35 scale Dragon. The building was made from a 1/4" piece of plywood, coated with spackle and , obviously painted. the snow is a combination of a snow material I got at my local hobby shop and baking soda. The rubble piles are celluclay with debris, snow, etc. The telephone pole is a 1/4" dowel with pieces of copper wire painted black for the telephone wire. The lamp post is milliputty for the base and lamp, and a dowel for the pole. The shatered bulb is made from peices from a plastic water bottle painted white and super glued into the lamp.
Anyway, it's my first and I welcome any critique. Thanks.
Update: I finally figured out how to upload pics to my post. Scroll down. Thanks.