Most action figure dioramas are built using high-density styrofoam. While styrofoam has many advantages, I have been using MDF (medium density fiberboard) for my dioramas because they are rock-solid and can take plenty of abuse, which can happen after repeated photo shoots. I have devised a way to make these MDF dioramas modular by incorporating […]
I’m a big fan of items that incorporate small scale dioramas, and this Millennium Falcon coffee table from Regal Robot is a great example. The possibilities of making a custom diorama beneath a glass topped coffee table are endless.
I am fascinated with artists who have successfully turned their modeling and photography skills into a career. Lori Nix is one of these rare souls — she builds incredibly intricate worlds for both personal and client projects, and then photographs them for use in both corporate marketing materials and art gallery pieces. Nix writes a […]
I wish I could read Japanese, because I really want to be able to read Satoshi Araki’s blog. Araki builds dioramas that are so real, you have to work hard to find proof that what you are looking is, in fact a miniature and not a photo of a scene in the real world. Even the […]
Of course, we don’t play with dolls, right? BUT… we have been known to browse the doll house and miniature aisles in the hunt for scale furniture and accessories. Every time I see a doll house, I wonder what it would look like with proper lighting and an action figure fight scene composed inside. Mental Floss […]
Creating a stone or rock wall for your diorama utilizes many of the same steps as making a brick wall, but a stone wall is much more forgiving since the lines don’t need to be precise. In fact, it’s almost impossible to screw this one up! Start with a piece of 1″ thick insulation foam board. […]