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Let's build a diorama - Volume 2
Halaci
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 12:18 AM UTC
First of all I would like to thank everybody who supported us with feedbacks and critics on the first volume of our book. Now it is fixed that the second volume, dealing with the landscape will be launched in the beginning of November.
The book will be divided into two main parts: landscape and vegetation. The first part is dealing with the different surfaces and effects, like mud, snow and water, the second is about the making of different plants, trees. Just as in the first volume we focused on the usage of simple materials.

László Adóba, the author started to send the image packages to edit, here are a few WIP sample for teaser from the first part of the book.















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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 02:51 PM UTC
How is the cracked earth made, on the third-from-last image, above?
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 06:45 PM UTC

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How is the cracked earth made, on the third-from-last image, above?



Ummm... you would have to buy the book,

I probably know, but techniques illustrated in the images look amazing - promises to be a great second volume! Looking towards it!
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hi Lazlo!

Good to see you going through with it!

Greets from Lux

Claude
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 10:04 PM UTC
I'm drooling already !!!! Thanks for the update !
I'll definitely keep my eye out for when the book is released . Cheers !
Kenneth .
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 12:09 AM UTC
Looks great László. Especially the cracked dried mud. Looking forward to it.
HEINE-07
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 03:20 AM UTC
Bring your book to America.
Halaci
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 07:19 AM UTC
Pat, Kenneth,

I hope this will be at least as useful for the modellers as the first one was.

Claude, your tree is beautiful, I check your topic from time to time as I see there is an update, but what can I say what I had not said before? I'm amazing your patience.

Ivan, Rick:

I've asked László Adóba about the cracked earth. It is made of clay (normal, not air hardening), applied to a flexible surface in a thin layer with white glue. After the glue fixed a bit start to dry the clay with a hairdryer and in the meantime twist or shear the flexible base a bit, this will make the cracks on the surface. You can color it after either with pigments or paint with a very volatile thinner which will not moist the clay.









Rick, the yucca trunk is made of the crop of the silver birch (Betula Pendula), soaked into white glue. As the crops are quite short, only small palms can be made of them. The leaves are made of grass, soaked into glycerin, or thin lead foil.

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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 07:59 AM UTC
The images of the landscapes are great!
I also planned to build more than two landscapes.
At the moment I build (or try to...) another type of a venusian landscape for my project.
For the actual build, it looks a bit like the "cracked one".
("fast drying.jpg")

Thanks for sharing the images!

greetings...
Soeren
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 10:01 AM UTC
Looking forward to the arival of this book. I enjoy reading/flicking through the first one, whenever I have a few spare moments.

Paul.
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 11:46 AM UTC
Can you post the details on how/where to get the first book as well? If this is anything to go by, they'll both be excellent reads and I'd love to obtain copies.
Halaci
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 04:11 PM UTC
Hi Steve,

the first volume can be obtained through our website http://www.harvar-d.hu/portfolio2.html, where you can either order it directly, or can choose among the resellers.

László
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:31 AM UTC
Looking forward to your second book - which reminds me I still wanted to buy the first!

Now... when you forecast the early November 2010 publication date: is that for the English title? Or the Hungarian? IIRC the first title was first Hungarian and a few months later the English edition was published - or have I got it wrong?
Halaci
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:28 AM UTC
Hi Rudi,

yes you remember well, the first book was published first in Hungarian and just more than a half year later in English. As now we have a strong feedback the second volume will be out in English and Hungarian the same time, so the November date is for the English version as well.
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 08:03 PM UTC
Thanks for posting how to get the first book. I am new to making dioramas and just bought it through the link. How long does it take to receive?

Does the new book on the Terrain that comes out in the fall show how to make larger Date Palms? Especially the trunk? I know the Betula pendula catkins are only 2-3 inches long on the males, smaller on the females, and I believe they bloom in Spring, so being limited and too small using them for the larger palms wouldnt work. THANKS
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 08:43 PM UTC
Looks like another winner László! I'll definitely be getting this one. What I like most about these books is they use readily available and mostly cheap materials to very good effects!

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 09:13 PM UTC
Hello László,
Volume 2 seems to become a fantastic book. I will order it for my shop, too. And I hope Vol. 3 will come in the next year...?
Halaci
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Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 12:12 AM UTC
David, Stefan, Sylvia:

thank you for the kind words! About the palm: yes there will be other solutions in the book, but as I haven't received the full manuscript yet, I can not give more details.

We didn't talk a lot with László ADóba about the third volume (the goodies: furnitures, small items, shopsigns, etc.), we are quite superstitious about the coming things until we finish the ongoing works, but we definitely plan it.

Finally, as Jim was so kind and made a News item about the book, any further update will be in that topic, it is easier to find later. See you there:

Let's build a diorama - Volume 2