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:

CORGI CV1002 CALDER VALLEY RESCUE LAND ROVER DEFENDER DIECAST MODEL CAR DIORAMA, Revell Highway Scenes 60 Corvette with Die Cut Diorama Motel Model Kit C18, Resin cast Truck Center Console for 1 24 1 25 Scale Models, Resin cast Tool Box B for 1 24 1 25 Scale Models, MODEL CAR JUNKYARD DIORAMA 1 25 BUILT RUSTY JEEP HONCHO WITH DIRTBIKE RUSTY, MODEL CAR JUNKYARD DIORAMA 1 25 BUILT OLD WILLYS GASSER LOTS OF DETAIL, Tamiya Chasmosaurus Diorama Dinosaur Model New in Box 1 35, 1928 MERCEDES THE FLAPPER ERA MFGD METAL 116 MODEL CAR DISPLAY CASE DIORAMA, ROVER 3500 BARN FIND DIORAMA MODEL GREAT GIFT IDEA CLASSIC CAR ART, Time Machine Poster Diorama 1 8 Scale Model Kit 1 18TAW02, 1919 HISPANO SUIZA THE ORIGINAL WOODY BUILT 116 MODEL CAR DISPLAY CASE DIORAMA, FORD CORSAIR BARN FIND DIORAMA MODEL GREAT GIFT IDEA CLASSIC CAR ART, NEW Set 5 60s VW Car Dealership Scale 164 Models Diorama Limited Edition, 2 GREAT GARAGES Dodge Viper GTS Chevy Corvette model display kits, How To 1 Art of Turning Toys into Models Booklet 4 WOOD HYDROCAL PLASTICS NEW, BUILT UP RUBBLES DEPOT YORKE 148 143 Scale Model Masterpieces On2 On3 On30, 1901 DION BOUTON FRENCH ORIGINS BUILT 116 MODEL CAR DISPLAY CASE DIORAMA, Animal Adventures Dinosaurs Book Diarama Animals 3D Models Stickers Cards NEW, Animal Adventures Rain Forest Book Diarama Animals 3D Models Stickers Cards NEW, Animal Adventures Ocean Book Diarama Animals 3D Models Stickers Facts Cards NEW, Castle in Kostrzyn upon Odra River Poland paper model kit 1400 scale, 1886 DAIMLER BENZ ORIGINS OF THE CAR BUILT116 MODEL CAR DISPLAY CASE DIORAMA, Antique AAFA DIORAMA 112 Room Box BAR SALOON Interior Model MINIATURE BOTTLES, Disney The Incredibles Violet Parr Action Figure Statue Model DIORAMA A425, Fine Scale Modeler May 1992 Weathring aircraft P51 Diorama Detailing Tanks,