Monday, May 9, 2016

A new photo diorama

Over the years besides building a number of modules and a couple layouts, I've also built several small dioramas that have been mostly used to photograph items being sold on ebay.  Recently, as mentioned in several posts, I have been participating in the weathering contests and wanted something different to photograph the weathered freight cars on.

Here is what I came up with.  This diorama is about 4 inches wide and 20 inches long.  The track is raised up on a fill which helps in getting low angle shots of the subjects.

This is the green side of the diorama.  I plan to do the other side with dryer scenery for a different look.

The backdrop is pinned to the wall.  Using both sides of the diorama and switching backdrops can result in a variety of looks.  Building dioramas are also a great way to try out new materials or techniques before using them on your layout.