I love tiny things
June 10, 2014 10:24 AM Subscribe
I was always fascinated by dioramas in museums as a kid, and it only just occurred to me that I could learn/teach myself how to make them as a hobby. I would like to be able to make realistic ground/foliage/rocks, buildings (both modern and otherwise), and people/animals. The last one is easy enough to find books on. As for the rest... I'm having a harder time.
posted by Urban Winter to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I have begun doing some basic research (read as: lots of Googling), but there seem to be two types of instruction available: Professional-quality with the expectation that you already generally know what you're doing (or, in the case of buildings, are an architecture student with a whole studio to work with), or elementary-school how-to-get-an-A-on-your-shoebox-project instructions. I need something that will lead to an understanding of the latter. Books are ideal.
The most important thing for me is a listing of tools and materials. Generally, if I can read through a list of pieces and how they can be used, I can strike off on my own without step by step instruction on the actual project. Suggested methods - for creating certain textures, for example - are my second priority, but still important. I can glean these things from a step by step guide to a particular project, but it's not ideal.
Thanks in advance!