Welcome to your top diorama model source online! Take a moment to look around and find great deals!
Diorama of the Day: Saipan Beach M4A2 Sherman
How do you make a 3-D Model of country?
I need the step-by-step process for creating a 3 Dimensional model of a country. The model should use something that becomes hard to show all the terrain (such as mountains etc.)
You could use any kind of clay**, and perhaps put it over some "forms" below it like wads of aluminum foil, cardboard toilet paper rolls, etc. Then paint it if you hadn't already colored the clay itself.
You could also texture the model to indicate various terrains, etc., or you after hardening you could add a layer of Elmers GlueAll then sprinkle on dirt, dried herbs or spices, glitter, whatever.
** you can buy "clays" at craft and art supply stores, and sometimes at hobby stores and it will come in all kinds of quality...for something like this you could even use Celluclay which is a dried shredded paper to which you'd add water...it can be sanded to smooth where necessary after drying or would make a nice ground-like texture on its own
...better-quality air-dry clays would be one like Creative Paperclay, but there are others
...you could even use polymer clays (like Sculpey, Premo, etc) but they have to be baked at 250-275 F for 15-45 minutes to harden (though you could do that in pieces), and they can be baked on top of foil/paper/etc forms too
you can also make various kinds of clays at home...the most common ones will be based on flour ("salt dough" or "bread clay") or based on paper (paper pulp clay, papier mache pulp). The paper-based ones will be lighter weight if that matters. You could also just use various cereals as your "clays" mixed with some watered-down Elmers GlueAll if necessary.
Check out some of these pages for info on making your own terrain, topographical map, etc:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/houses_structures_gingerbread.htm (click on Scenery, Landscaping, Etc)
This person even made a state and environs from cake:
And here is an actual kit for making "countries," etc (which is just "foam" pieces along with plaster-soaked gauze):
** some air-dry clays to make yourself:
Latest diorama model items:
Lamborghini Gallardo 1100 Super Racing Car Model Diorama Cake Topper K1034 H, 1974 Tonka Diorama Vintage Print Ad Model, PLASTIC MODEL KIT DETAIL PARTS 1 24 OIL FILTER FAN BELT AIR DIORAMA DISPLAY, PLASTIC MODEL KIT DETAIL PARTS DISPLAY DIORAMA 1 24 OIL BOXES CARDBOARD CASE, PLASTIC MODEL KIT RESIN PARTS 1 24 LUGGAGE SET SUITCASE DIORAMA DISPLAY, PLASTIC MODEL KIT RESIN DETAIL PARTS 1 24 BOOKS MANUAL SET DIORAMA DISPLAY, PLASTIC MODEL KIT DETAIL PARTS AIR COMPRESSOR 1 24 DIORAMA DISPLAY, PLASTIC SCALE MODEL KIT DETAIL PARTS SURFBOARDS 1 24 DIORAMA DISPLAY, Transparent Man Human Anatomy Model Kit Lindberg, ARMOUR MODELLING VOLUME 32 and 45 DIORAMA ISSUES lot of two, 20pcs Maple Trees Model 43 Train Railroad Diorama Wargames Park Scenery Layout, MODEL CAR JUNKYARD DIORAMA 1 25 BUILT 72 CHEVY CHEYENNE YAMAHA BANSHEE QUAD, Superior Plastics Lincoln Memorial historical plastic model diorama kit, 20 Multi Scale Train Model Tree Park Street Diorama Spring Scenery Layout 4 Size, Tamiya Military Miniatures Model Kit WWII 135 Scale Sand Bags Set for Diorama, Reed Books Store DPM N Scale Building Kit 515 Model Trains or Diorama Structure, DPM Corner Turret Building N Scale Structure Kit 51300 model trains or diorama, DPM Crickets Saloon Building Structure Kit N Scale 511 Model Trains or Diorama, Crestone Credit Union DPM Building Kit N Scale Structure 50800 Model Diorama, DPM Model Building Structure Kit GOODNIGHT MATTRESS CO 505 N Scale or Diorama, HO Gauge SCALE Model Power NO578 HERALD TRIBUNE GLOBE NEWS Building Diorama, DPM Roof and Trim Kit HO Scale Building Structure Model Trains Diorama 30190, DPM One Story Rectangle Window HO Scale Building Kit Model Trains Diorama 30130, DPM Cornice Plain EIGHT Pieces HO Scale Building Kit Model Trains Diorama 30117, DPM Cornice Fancy 8 Pieces HO Scale Building Kit Model Trains Diorama 30114,