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DIY Dioramansion 2.0

RajkeRajke 3 months agoMisc
Warning: This blog contains a lot of pictures and creativity.

Hi everyone,
A few months ago i got the idea to make something like this ITEM #605417 and ITEM #605424 . I like the idea of this but 15x15x15 is very small. So i thought that it would be nice to make something like this but a little bigger (54x33x32) so that it takes the whole space in the shelf.

But before starting with the main topic of this blog i also want to include the results of the painted LED base. I used a combi of lightblue, darkblue and silver for it. I thought it was a good idea to not paint the spaces between the tiles. That was a big mistake. But i still like the end result. Because of the paint i was using it has to dry for 6 weeks. After that it is safe to use and to keep inside the house.
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The idea for making a diorama like thing that fits in a shelf is something i wanted to do for a long time. Before seeing the Dioramansion i had no idea how to build it up. After seeing this smart concept i started with the measurements so that it would fit in the shelf. Also another challenge is that this project can be used with Figma, Nendoroid, Cu-Poche and scale figures (between scale 1/8 and 1/12).
For this project i used pinewood (vurenhout). It is light of color and is a very soft kind of wood, one downside of this wood: it breaks easily.

I started with the ground plate. First i draw the lines for the tiles on the groundplate and after that i cut some grooves in it with a hobbytool to give it depth. With another tool i heavily damage the tiles for a more realistic look. A lot of sanding follows this up. An electric sander is not an unnecessary tool for this. After that i did take Rin out of the shelf so that i can measure the peg of her stand. I drill some holes in the groundplate with these measurements so that the Figma stand and Nendoroid stand can be used with it. I painted the ground plate with a light grey paint. This time i also painted the grooves instead of leaving them be. For this project i used multiple eye shadow brushes. They are tiny and sturdy enough and for the small parts this is a very helpfull tool (only buying those things being a male leaves some questions with the seller).
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The next step is the background. First is drawing the details on the wood and then with a decoupling saw i saw out the parts for the gates. I was planning to burn the lines in the wood but after trying it with an electric woodburning tool and a gas woodburning tool i realize this is not giving the effect i wanted. So i changed my plan getting the Hobbytool and cutting al stone details in it. Except for the parts on the side. I did those with a vijl/polish tool (i couldn't find the right discription in english for it, sorry about that). After that it was time for sanding.
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The first step for painting is to fill in the grooves with light grey paint. It doesn't matter in this time of proces if i also paint a part of the stones. Then i started painting the stones with the dark grey paint. I started with the dark grey paint after 1 hour i used the light grey paint. The light paint is dry enough to be painted again but is not 100% dry (that takes 6 hours). I choose to do that so that both colors would merge a little with each other without leaving hard lines. I painted the stones one by one. Important is that not every stone has the same layers in paint variating from 2 till 6. It looks more natural this way.
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I'm not a big fan of using nails instead of screws when assembling it. But in the end i think the result works fine with the nails. After that i placed some small hooks for the lights and for other things if i want to change something about it. I had placed some hooks for the battery box but by placing the diorama in the shelf i couldn't reach that battery pack anymore. For decoration i used some pins that gives this project a more realistic look. The lights i used are not only hanging by themself but are also hang in place with fishline. That way the lights are hanging a little bit higher.
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I placed it first halfway in the shelf but i realized that 12KG is a lot of weight for one glass plate. So i moved it to the bottom of the shelf.


And in the last spoiler the higher quality photo's of the result. I can easily change the set up if i want or if i want to use it with Nendoroids or scales.
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Thanks for reading this blog.

Greetz, Rajke
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Rajke Ca fanatic
Maakie (2 months ago) #26037934I love the end result!
When I have a more 'stable' collection (been reorganizing a lot in the last few years) I have been thinking of doing something like this in a size that will exactly fit a detolf shelf. And then also make those diorama's fitting with the figures/items from that shelf their style. :)

The detolf is a great shelf to use for a diorama like this. I'm very happy with it and it is an eye catcher in the shelf. On of the points i discovered with this diorama is that when making one fitting the detolf and starting at the bottom of the shelf it is possible to support the detolf and make a full diorama out of it to the top. The detolf is really a great shelf in many ways.
The best thing about the Detolf is that there is a lot possible because the way it is made. The hinge of the doors are far to the outskirts and that makes placing a diorama a lot easier. Also the metal frame is with some suppert also good usable for placing. There is so much possible.
2 months ago
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I love the end result!

When I have a more 'stable' collection (been reorganizing a lot in the last few years) I have been thinking of doing something like this in a size that will exactly fit a detolf shelf. And then also make those diorama's fitting with the figures/items from that shelf their style. :)
2 months ago
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Rajke Ca fanatic
KiruKiru (3 months ago) #25550095Nice diorama area :) very well made. and nice pictures tooSnowZelda (3 months ago) #25550542This is so awesome, I have to try this ;)
Nice job!
Mauxjedi (3 months ago) #25550657Wow! you did a great job with this! I should try something like this too!Blackfire89 (3 months ago) #25555219niceQuicky (3 months ago) #25555429Very good, i am searching since some time for such a diorama idea. I have never think about wood but your result looks great.
Thank you for sharing.
regards Quicky

Sorry for the late reply.
Thanks for the comments :) . It was a fun project to do and the result is really motivating to something like this again. Ideas enough and i was planning for this diorama to add some electro movements but that is more difficult than i thought.
3 months ago
2pt
Very good, i am searching since some time for such a diorama idea. I have never think about wood but your result looks great.
Thank you for sharing.

regards Quicky
3 months ago
2pt
nice
3 months ago
2pt
Wow! you did a great job with this! I should try something like this too!
3 months ago
2pt
This is so awesome, I have to try this ;)
Nice job!
3 months ago
2pt
Nice diorama area :) very well made. and nice pictures too
3 months ago