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DIY Making a Horror Scene Diorama Part 1DIY Making a Horror Scene Diorama Part 1

RajkeRajke6 months agoDiary
Warning: This blog contains creativity and is picture heavy.

View spoilerHide spoilerHi MFC,

It has been a while since i uploaded a blog. Since the Dioramansion i have been planning and working on a new diorama project. Using the good parts and the mistakes i have made in my previous projects. This diorama is far from finished but i want to share the current state. For this project i use what i call a raw plan. This means i follow the big lines of my project when making it reality, but it also means that there is a lot of room for improvisation and other ideas that i came up with. Another note i have to make is that i can't draw properly. I work in a mathematically way to cover up this problem. The plan contains three important rules that i follow through this project. The first is making it as realistic as i possibly can. The second is that i work in module style, that way i can attach more modules in the future so that i can build some kind of 1/10 scale ghost house. The last rule is to make the parts looking old. The parts that i will show you today are the base part and the backpanel. Have fun reading.

Making the base:

Everything starts by the base and a part of my inspiration comes from Stacycmc's base that she made with a router. I am really impressed by her realistic looking wooden base. I also want this diorama fitting in my new shelf and i decided to make the base 23 by 30 centimeter. After creating a piece of wood with this dimensions i sand the base piece properly. This is a lot closer to the dimensions of dioramansion that the GoodSmileCompany uses. Also i have to take in account that the base is 18 milimeter high and that the backpanel and roof don't touch the glass panel above it.
I didn't know my dad has a router but unfortunately i didn't know how to use it properly. So i trowed away that plan and uses my hobby tool to carve every piece of detail in it myself.
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I learned that cutting under a small angle gives a more realistic result than cutting it straight. After cutting the shape in the base i sanded the upper side again and brushed away the dust in the slots. After that i painted it with oil paint (undiluted). This paint has one important downside: It takes a very long time before it is dry (14 days).
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After that i decided to use a dark paint to bring up the details. That way it would look realistic and old. The paint i used is chalkboard paint.
A wooden floor without nails in it would't be realistic. I found in an online tutorial that with small black dots you can create this effect. I am a little bit stubborn so i decided to do it the difficult way: Drilling small holes and use actual nails.
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I found some small and long nails in the barn and i decided to cut them so that i have small and short nails. This way it is more easy to push them in the the holes i have drilled. An important note is that you can not use a hammer so every nail is pushed in with a plier. I am glad that i am sometimes so stubborn because the result is really nice. After that i also painted the nails with the same chalkboard paint.
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Making the backpanel:

The backpanel was a difficult part to make. This part was a big lesson for me that i won't forget in a long time. I designed a window for the backpanel and started with drilling out big circles to saw the pieces out of the wood.
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You can see that i have more lines placed than necessary. These lines i draw are there to indicate the places where i have to remove some pieces of wood to create depth in the window. With the combination of grinding, cutting, sanding and polishing i tried to make a realistic looking window frame.
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When i was working on this window frame my neighbor was complaining about the noise i produced. So to bring down the noise i decided to do the grinding parts with a scalpel knife. It didn't take long before that plan backfired. I shoot out with the knife and hit my thumb. After thirty minutes i realized that i have to see a doctor because the bleeding doesn't stop. This ended in a visit to the hospital to disinfect and gluing together the wound. Also a tetanus injection was included. The lesson i learned that day is to use the right equipment. The consequences that comes with using wrong material can be enormous. I think i had a lot of luck.
So with more common sense i continued with making the window frame with the right tools. This is a very time consuming process that takes a few days to complete.
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The next part is to cut out the wall part and the outer part of the window. I discovered a crack in the wood above the window and decided to make a realistic looking crack out of it. Like the base part i used the hobbytool under a certain angle to make it more realistic.
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For the wall i used the same paint combination as with the Dioramansion i have made. The only difference is that the darker parts should be looking the same so i painted them trice.
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After that i used the blackboard paint to paint the window frame. Blackboard paint really makes it looking older.
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A frame without windows wouldn't look realistic. The window frames in figure boxes aren't called 'Window frames' for nothing. I couldn't tear up some figure boxes but i had the boxes of the 1/12 motorcycle models. Those windows are perfect for this kind of projects. I thought that it would be funny to break the windows so i cut some scratches in them and cut out some parts to create broken glass.
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In the maintime i was listening to creepy vocaloid songs and came up with the idea to add some red paint to the backpanel. Songs really can have some weird influence.
This red paint called Signal Red is a very bright red paint. I used a make-up pad to make some realistic looking blood stains on the wall and window. And those look more realistic than i first expected. I also add some paint to the glass parts.
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One thing i will later add is a large curtain (i think it will be red). Also i am thinking about adding some paintings on the wall. I am also struggling with what i should use behind the window. If you have some ideas feel free to share them.

The pictures under shows how the backpanel and base would look with a scale 1/10 figure. Actually i make this horror scene for the Rem and Ram figma. If you are curious about the stains caused by the paint i can say that there are none. The next part that i am going to make is the front part followed by both side parts. The next step is to think about decoration that will fit with this project.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this Horror scene project and feel free to give your thoughts about it.
See you in the next blog.

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Greetz,
Rajke
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Rajke (5 months ago) #37441739Thanks. :) The next blog is in the making. The casing is ready (and sturdy, it can hold easily some figures itself on top.) and the lights are installed today after some photo attempts to see how and where the light would be coming. The next thing would be the props.

Sounds good! Best of luck with the finishing touches. :)
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Maakie (5 months ago) #37437892Really nice work, looking forward to see more pictures with this diorama! :)
Thanks. :) The next blog is in the making. The casing is ready (and sturdy, it can hold easily some figures itself on top.) and the lights are installed today after some photo attempts to see how and where the light would be coming. The next thing would be the props.
5 months ago
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Really nice work, looking forward to see more pictures with this diorama! :)
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chesire (6 months ago) #35682483That looks amazing!!
Thanks :D
6 months ago
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That looks amazing!!
6 months ago
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Rajke (6 months ago) #35510798Thanks, it is really fun to make this diorama. :D The figures that are my ispiration are Rem and Ram. Those are the first figma's that i will use in this diorama. But if i find figma or 1/10 figures that fit better then Rem or Ram then i will use those instead.
Very well. I look forward to those pictures then :3
6 months ago
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Rajke (6 months ago) #35524707
Thanks and thank you for your inspirational blog :D . The base is indeed inspired by your work. I couldn't do it with a router but your blog did sets a target for me and i have practiced a lot to find out how i could get it as realistic as you did. Also the idea for a darker floor comes from your blog. I love the color of your base.
The broken glass piece was something i came up with when i was looking for something that could go for glass. Then i remembered the box of ITEM #181549 . This figure is owned by my brother and is still in his box. I see it regularly and i thought about this figure when i was thinking about making glass pieces.
I am curious about the result of the side and front panel too. I have some ideas that i want to try and i am curious how they will turn out. When the times comes i will make some nice pictures. :D


Haha...well you're very welcome! I'm just happy someone else found it useful! :D I am very excited to see the rest when you get it finished too...it looks so awesome already!! :D You did a fantastic job! :D And I just love the glass!! You definitely inspired me on that one...looks great!! :D
6 months ago
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Eren3950 (6 months ago) #35516073That’s really good and lots of work wow.
Thanks. I am satisfied by the results myself but i have a lot to do. I work part for part to keep myself sharp. Also seeing some results midway raises the motivation.
Stacycmc (6 months ago) #35512540I LOVE this!!!! ...and OMG props to you for doing all that by hand...all the wood planks and such, amazing job!!! I am sooo flattered that one of my projects may have even remotely inspired something as awesome as this!!!
I LOVE the the broken glass too, it turned out AWESOME!!! Such an amazing job!!! Everything just looks so good! I can't wait to see it once you've completed the sides and the have the curtain up!! Ugh, you're gonna be able to do sooo many awesome pics with this....so excited to see them!! Make sure to share the additional pics with us...but even right now this looks great!!!!! :D

Thanks and thank you for your inspirational blog :D . The base is indeed inspired by your work. I couldn't do it with a router but your blog did sets a target for me and i have practiced a lot to find out how i could get it as realistic as you did. Also the idea for a darker floor comes from your blog. I love the color of your base.
The broken glass piece was something i came up with when i was looking for something that could go for glass. Then i remembered the box of ITEM #181549 . This figure is owned by my brother and is still in his box. I see it regularly and i thought about this figure when i was thinking about making glass pieces.
I am curious about the result of the side and front panel too. I have some ideas that i want to try and i am curious how they will turn out. When the times comes i will make some nice pictures. :D
6 months ago
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Miaeka (6 months ago) #35512233I could become a successful person just by have a tenth of your creativity bruh
Thanks. The way to put creativity into reality is to write your ideas down from time to time. Before i started working on this project i took my time to search for ideas and information and wrote them down. Because i can't draw i describe what i want to create. With a lot of willpower, practicing and patience you can do a lot. :D Also having a source to trigger your creativity is something i would recommend. The dioramansion and the idea of this project started with an attraction that is called Spookslot created by a person named Anton Pieck. I have seen this attraction multiple times and i made multiple photo's of it, observing the mood that was hanging around it and how the people reacts on it. Making something with the same feeling but without copying him is my target for this project.
Heldrik (6 months ago) #35513400Simple but efficient and nice, it kinda look like a scene you'd see in an early 2000's slasher flick.
Thanks. I didn't notice it myself but you are right. The scene has indeed the same kind of style used in the early 2000 slasher flick. (Good old times XD)
6 months ago
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That’s really good and lots of work wow.
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Rajke

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