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Building Dioramas: Stone Objects
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 01:24 AM UTC
Todd Michalak gives us a tour of Building Dioramas: Stone Objects, the newest publication from László Adóba. Todd also tries out some techniques shown in the book with excellent results.

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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 01:36 PM UTC
ooooo, I'll be keeping my eye out for this. Is it in English?
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 02:26 PM UTC
Completely in English, Paul. I had a quick look at the contents and it definitely looks to be an excellent tutorial on creating realistic stone objects. As Todd mentioned, the water effects for the fountains is stunning
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 02:57 PM UTC
Hi Paul!

Like James explained...English!

The tutorial in the book on water works is worth the cover price alone. I have yet to attempt these but as soon as the holiday season clears, you can bet I will!

The stone work explained can certainly be scaled up or down to suite. These techniques can be applied to larger building and/or structures easily! The fact that template work is on cardboard, anything you can draft up and be made...with some stunning results!!!
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 05:33 PM UTC
Hi,

I've ordered it today.

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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:08 PM UTC
Hello Jose'....you wont be disappointed!!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 09:55 AM UTC
What is 'XPS'? Insulating foam sheets? Does it matter if it's the pink or blue?
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:40 PM UTC
Hey Biggles!

XPS is Extruded Polystyrene....blue or pink, those are just trade colors. This is the standard ridgid foam board you find at any construction site and can be bought frmo your local hardware store.

EPS is Epanded Polystyrene...trade name everyone goes by is Styrofoam.

Both are great for building. The XPS is like I explained in the review and Laszlo explains in the book as a great productas it is easy to get, cuts easy, glues with PVA (white glue, waterbased), sands and makes a solid base for building structures!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 01:19 PM UTC
Hello!

James, Todd: Thanks for your help!

And to my customers: Thank you for the orders!
I hope the book will be useful.
Happy modeling and a happy new year!

Cheers
Laszlo

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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 06:54 AM UTC
thank you, laszlo!
your books are clear, simple and very useful, I love them! By the way, the rocks of my L3000 are straight from your directions ...

Happy New Year, I hope you are working on other publications!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 07:33 AM UTC
That's a great review... I never thought someone might do a "build review" on the book, but you have gone a step further to show what can be achieved by using tips from the diorama book.

Once again, you have done an excellent review. I think Laszlo should be very happy with what you have done to promote his book.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:37 AM UTC
Can I buy this book in the USA
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:32 AM UTC
Laszlo - Your are welcome and thank you for these incredible books for the step by step construction of objects for dioramas and vignettes! I feel these are a great asset to anyone interested in creating dioramas. As Paolo stated...these books are presented in an easy to read format and your step by step layout is simple to follow along with. Looking forward to seeing more publications in the near future!

Mario - Thank you for the kind words on the review! The fun was in the building...Laszlo made the work easy though!!

Bill - The books can be purchased through Laszlo's websitw here: http://adobadiorama.hu/index.php I am unsure if he plans to have these availible through another venue in the future, he would have the best answer to this question!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:08 PM UTC
I noticed the Diorama Accessories book is available but is there a release date for the English version yet ? I have the first two books and will be ordering this one in due course.
(Need to recover from Christmas)These are fantastic books and should be in any serious diorama makers library.
Paul
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:28 PM UTC

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I noticed the Diorama Accessories book is available but is there a release date for the English version yet ?


The English version has been available for some time. I bought all three books from a Hungarian seller at the C4 competition in Malmö last October. All 3 were in English.

Very handy little books ... many great ideas.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:42 PM UTC
Are you saying this book " Diorámaépítés - Kiegészítők " is available in english, I tried the link above and only the Stone objects came up on the UK translated site ?
Paul
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 02:10 AM UTC
This is the link to get the english version of Stone objects
http://adobadiorama.hu/gb_rendeles.php

Let me post the other link as no one from the László's may like to do it

The other two volume's of the series have been published with László Harsányi and are available here

http://www.harvar-d.hu/

Here is the link to the discussion on Armormama

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=157491#1321337

I cant believe that i am helping to sell a competing article to my own.

Greets to both of you László's

Claude
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 02:43 PM UTC
Hello!

Paolo:
Thank you for the appreciative words.

Todd:
I think the same about the review like Mario, but unfortunately my English is not so good I could write so well.
Thank you for your commendation.

Bill:
In the USA isn't any store where you can buy my book.
But you can order it on my website by Paypal.
http://adobadiorama.hu/gb_rendeles.php

Paul:
This time is available only Building Dioramas - Stone Objects (English edition) yet.
My fourth book Building Dioramas - Accessories (English edition) is coming soon (in March).
And thank you for your kind words.

Frank:
I'm glad you consider my books useful.

Claude:
Thank you for your help.
I hope you are progressing well with your work.

Cheers
Laszlo
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 02:10 PM UTC
Ordered mine today. Cant wait to get my hands on his book.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:10 PM UTC
Hello Bill,
thank you for your order.
I shipped the book on 08.01.2013.
I hope you'll receive it soon.
Cheers
Laszlo
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 04:51 PM UTC
Thank you Laszio
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:37 AM UTC
Got mine in the mail today OUTSTANDING BOOK
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Got mine in the mail today OUTSTANDING BOOK



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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 04:01 PM UTC

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Got mine in the mail today OUTSTANDING BOOK




I absolutely agree, outstanding book and I will be trying some of these techniques in the future.