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Fox Critter Rogue Camp Diorama WIP

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Hi everyone, I started working on the display diorama for the Fox Critters. I'm using masonite hardboard to build up some ground relief and create a pond in the right corner.

I plan to build a tente and I will also use various accessories and artificial trees to complete the scene.

 

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I like the concept. I think your base is way to big. Keeping it smaller will make it easier to view, easier to build and reduce the amount of sheer dead space that you will have to deal with. While it doesn't sound like this would be for a competition you can read this post: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68535-some-thoughts-on-dioramas/&tab=comments#comment-1357297 for more ideas.

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I like it.

 

I have seen Army Display bases before, this looks nice.

If it will be a real diorama Heisler is right.

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Thanks for the link @Heisler, there are many interesting topics in your text. There will be many trees on my diorama, especially at the back, which will surround the scene and define the space where the action takes place. The focal point will be the camp fire and there will be mushrooms, bushes and other elements to fill the space. The tent will cover most of the right part of the diorama.

 

As I mentioned in my Fox Critter on interchangeable base post, there will be magnet encrusted in the socket of the diorama to hold and display all the models together. It will then be possible to move each Fox from the diorama to any of the individual base. Here's a picture of the hardboard with cutouts glued to the diorama base.

 

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Uuhh.. I like where this is going. 

The good thing about a big diorama is you can work on a lot of little details and stuff.. Small animals/creatures, fish in the pond, weird shaped rocks.. 

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4 hours ago, LarsM said:

Uuhh.. I like where this is going. 

The good thing about a big diorama is you can work on a lot of little details and stuff.. Small animals/creatures, fish in the pond, weird shaped rocks.. 

Just remember: if the weirdly shaped rock starts talking, stab it and light it in fire. ^_^

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Hi everyone, here are some more pictures of my progress so far. I've cut out the sockets and glued the magnets in.

I've also patched the gaps and cracks with Milliput. Nothing too complicated so far.

 

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Looking forward to see how you are going to 'blend' the Minis bases in to the surrounding diorama.. 

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