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Building a Diorama with Military Miniatures
Posted by Trolly80 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:08 PM

I need some guidance. I am building a diorama of the first day at Gettysburg. Question, is it better to attach the figures to the varnished wood base before laying down and painting the celluclay or is it better to lay and paint the celluclay first and then digging holes in the ground cover and attaching the figures after the celluclay is done. 

Question relative to building a 12 by 20 inch diorama of the first day at Gettysburg; what is the best way to start? Is it better to lay down and then paint the celluclay ground cover first and then dig holes in it to attach the metal 54 mm metal figures to the varnished wood base? Or is it better to attach the figures first and then work the ground cover around the metal bases and then finish the ground cover? 

Thanks

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:25 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

I don't build dioramas so I can't really help you but if you post your question in the "Diorama" section of these Forums I'm sure you will get a lot of answers. The members there are very knowledgeable and ready to help. Hope that this helps.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:39 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

I haven't built any dioramas lately, but when I did, I put the groundwork in first, then the figures.  

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:42 PM

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:40 PM
Hello and welcome,be sure to check out the Diorama Section of the forums.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:52 PM

Trolly80
is it better to attach the figures to the varnished wood base before laying down and painting the celluclay or is it better to lay and paint the celluclay first and then digging holes in the ground cover and attaching

 First I would like to say, Howdy !

I always do the groundwork first.  It's easier to get figure's to fit the space they will occupy, than trying to get the space to fit the figure's. Beside's .... if you put the figure's in first you wind up getting bit's of terrain and celluclay and foliage stuck all over the place.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 26, 2018 2:19 AM

Welcome abaord.

Yep, Celluclay first, then figures. And if you want trenches and so on, i use foam styene and make the holes in that, then add the celluclay.

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