Sunday 10 March 2013

Larger Dioramas

You may recall that I had made the casings and backgrounds for a couple of larger dioramas.

I am now planning to turn these into a Mammoth Hunting scene and a Panama Canal scene respectively.

Created a higher stage as usual to fit into the background. 

The proposed Panama Canal scene. I am toying with the idea of doing 3D modelling near the front, hence the narrow gauge railway track.

Friday 1 March 2013

The Titanic Completed

The Titanic sank on a moonless night in a sea of icebergs. All reflections were deemed to emanate from the lights on board the Titanic. I touched up some of the lights with yellow paint to create colour variety.

I painted the sky with some grey clouds to create a more varied background, and stars were tipped in with white paint. The wave ripples around the sinking ship were highlighted with yellow and white reflections from the Titanic lights. White was also used to create reflected light on some of the figures in the lifeboats. The Titanic funnels were also given red highlights and more white colour was brushed over the upper decks.

The completed scene, framed and labelled

The scene, with the internal LED light switched on. Note the smoke coming out of the funnels, made from cotton wool teased out