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Diorama's for Aircraft

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    November 2005
Diorama's for Aircraft
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 30, 2003 10:45 AM
Anyone know where you can buy diorama to display a 1/48th aircraft. Something like a runway or flight deck? Or does anyone know a good technique to make one?

Thanks a bunch,
Joe
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: UK
Posted by gregers on Friday, May 30, 2003 10:54 AM
There is a french company doing ready made dioramas. I think it is called Verlinden models...Gregers
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  • Member since
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, May 30, 2003 6:13 PM
joem423,

Verlinden has a few neat almost ready-made diorama bases and lotsa accessories.

Here's their website address:

http://www.verlinden-productions.com/

Here's some links to a few of the products that they offer:

http://www.verlinden-productions.com/vp_htm_1601_2000/vp1836.htm
http://www.verlinden-productions.com/vp_htm_1601_2000/vp1794.htm
http://www.verlinden-productions.com/vp_htm_1601_2000/vp1736.htm
http://www.verlinden-productions.com/vp_htm_0801_1200/vp1132.htm

They have a bunch more too.

There are also several other manufacturers that produce stuff along those lines. Try searching on Squadron.com for Aircraft accessories. Here's the link:

http://squadron.com/

This should give you a good start.

As for techniques, the FSM forum may be expanding to include a Diorama section. If so, I'm sure there'll be plenty of suggestions there. I'm actually pondering writing some mini-articles to post in the forum for those who may care to look at them, and I've been thinking of doing one on dioramas. We'll see...

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 30, 2003 7:37 PM
i like to take digital pix of my models after i finish them. To make them look a little better, i have made a background that i use...in fact 2 or 3. I had one model, the Sturmovik with skis, so i went to Walmart and got some white batting for snow, and they had some little pine trees in the craft dept. with snow painted on them. I also got a carrier deck section (1:48), and a European landing strip section. I started out using grey sandpaper for the asphalt simulation, and got some model railroad trees to use in the background. I used a light blue cloth for sky background, and some cotton balls in various shapes for clouds. Its kinda fun. And with the use of different lighting, i also can get sunrise or sunset effects.
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