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.

Aidan Campbell random slide show

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.


"Magnificent! Even better than the first project you did for me, the photo's just don't do justice to your work."
Dr. A. Sharma, Oxfordshire

"I am so so sorry for the delay in replying, I have been ran ragged trying to setup our stand for the exhibition, but your dioramas look great and I very much appreciate you completing these in such a small timescale."
Craig Sutherland, Theo Fennell Limited

"An excellent job again, as usual I’m really pleased."
Mr. R Sweet, West Midlands

"I loved Aidan's fully lit conservatory scene... he's a professional model maker, and a talented one too."
Christiane Berridge, Editor, Dolls House magazine

"Your lovely model has gone from the UK to Russia and now on to the USA... thrilled with it so thank you so much for all you efforts!"
Rana Al-Falaki, Essex

"Aidan calls his diorama "Gone but not forgotten"...I think you'll agree it's something very special."
Aircraft Resource Centre website

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