Workshop Diorama Scenic Kits WDB-1 and WDE-1
These sets have been designed to work in several roles.
Straight from the bag they can be used as an instant backdrop to take some nice shots of your model. Of course it is also a nice backdrop for your display at your clubstand or at home.
The times of browsing the internet for hours, getting annoyed with too small jpgs and failing on the attempt to print it, are now over.
If you really want to get wild you can create a full-grown diorama. In this case you can use the textures included in the package and bring them onto 3d elements. The product delivers the "unpaintable" and you will save a lot of time and effort on presenting your model in a attractive workshop environment.
In case you want to learn more about this feature right now, please skip the next few lines and move straight to the section Bring it into 3d further down.
The product comes as a basic version or as an extension set.
The Basic Set is considered for a smaller scene with groundplate dimensions of about 20x20cm (7,6x7,6 inches). Thats pretty much as you can see on the picture above.
The Extension Set enlarges the scene to 40x40cm (15,2x15,2 inches) total ground surface by adding a wall to the left and another one to the right. Of course the sufficient amount of groundplate material is included in the extension set as well.
Both versions are ownstanding products and can work independently of one another.
Basic Set Delivery Content
Item Code WDB-1
1x Ground plate, split in two elements
1x Left wall (with window)
1x Right wall with door
3x Drainage grating
1x Wall Clock
3x Oil/Water barrels
1x Fire barrel for sand
Extension Set Delivery Content
Item Code WDE-1
4x Ground plate (partially split)
1x Left wall concrete/brick
1x right wall concrete/brick
2x Drainage grating
2x Wall Clock (separate)
2x Fire barrel for sand
As you can see, the Extension-Set WDE-1 includes a sufficient amount for a ownstanding scene, without the door and the window as seen on the Basic-Set. In case you only buy the Extensions and use the two walls and one groundplate only, you will have three more excess groundplates which can be used for your next project. Two of the excess groundplates comes as one piece, the third one split in two pieces.
You may also consider just adding one of the walls, to the left or to the right, in order to have a 40x20cm (15,2x7,6 inches) total ground surface.
The following pictures are part of the test assemblies during the design stages. These pictures shall give you an impression of the arrangement options you have.
Please note that of course a sufficient amount of groundplates is included in the finished product.
Bring it into 3d
Fig1) First of all we should care for a proper base. A picture frame may come pretty handy. For the side walls we can use card board. We assemble everything with all the stuff we can find such as glue, nails or other appropirate material.
Fig3) We now separate the panels from the frame textures. The frame textures can now be applyed onto a wooden or card board framework construction.
Fig5) The wall panels have been raised by using a cardboard backdrop. Our preassembled door can now be positioned.
Fig7) You may notice that the brick framework is a bit overhanging in relation to the wall and door. Work step-wise and correct the elevation of each element as desired.
Fig9) We now care for the windows. A plastic CD-cover will be our "glass".
Fig11) The glass-textures from the artwork have been positioned behind our plastic. Engraved lines on the CD-cover enhance the efffect. Make sure you meet the pattern of the artwork while scribing.
Fig13) Some last corrections with some colors and we are ready to insert the brick texture panels the artwork delivers.
Fig15) Our little assembly test lokks quite promising, right? Once the groundplate is in place it will look even better.
Fig2) We now bring the floor textures onto the base. On this stage we may consider the later positions of the drainage grills already.
Fig4) The panel patterns can now be positioned on a paper or cardboard backdrop. We attach the framing now onto the backdrop. Voila, our first 3d effects come to bear.
Fig6) As shown on figure 3, we now proceed with the brick textures and the steel timber framework.
Fig8) In our example the whole concrete traverse has been executed as an outstanding and overhanging element.
Fig 10) Again scratch built framework enhances the 3d effects we need.
Fig12) Again we assemble pre-constructed elements on a stbailizing backdrop. The construction of the brick framework also has begun.
Fig14) Voila, we now have a very nice wall and we can look forward to assemble everything.
Fig17) The whole scene has been fitted out with ladders (made of rod), fan tubing (thick aluminium foil, food industry), a crane (plastic profile) and various cables. Also the little clock has found its place in the corner. We also can install further equipment such as lockers and fan installations made of plastic sheet.
The following slideshow shows you what is possible. Sets of 72nd scale diorama accessories as well as PE ladders and many more scratchbuilt elements have been used to create the very busy look in
the workshop. Your imagination is the only limit. The following diorama has been built by
Alexander Nevsorow aka Slava_trudu who also did the design and layout. You find Alex on Facebook here. Now enjoy the ride: