Fine Scale Dioramas.
Creating dioramas is about painting pictures and telling stories in three dimensions and for me is the most enjoyable aspect of making miniatures. At its simplest it can just be about creating a basic scenic plinth to enhance the display of an existing model. At the other extreme it can involve elaborate scratch building to produce the main focal point of the project, figure sculpting to add a human touch and sense of scale to a model, creating landscape or architectural components to set the scene, complex weathering effects to visually unite all the separate parts into a coherent whole along with carefully constructed back scenes and complex micro-electronics for animating and lighting the project. In effect it requires the miniaturisation of many of the skills of theatre set designers in order to pack the most drama and atmosphere into a restricted space. With my clients spanning many private collectors in hobby markets and on to museum, corporate and advertising clients the variation in size, scale and subject mater of the dioramas I have built in the past has been considerable.
Many of the images here you'll see replicated elsewhere on this web site as the making of dioramas crosses many subjects, markets, client types and skill sets and is in effect a culmination and combination of everything I do. So as the ability to create atmosphere is something that can only be judged visually I'll say no more than take look at the images here and if you like what you see please get in touch.