After much awed gawking at everyone else's dioramas, I thought I'd try making one of my own. However, living in an apartment means having little access to the great outdoors (which is covered in snow anyway), and I don't have the space or patience for the spectacular indoor setups. However, most of my models are rather small. And at the moment all the shops sell these cheap lanterns in various sizes... could that work for displaying models? I think so!
There's a lot of empty space in the top half of the box... maybe I should add a pterosaur or two?
Closeup of the water:
I couldn't get any proper fake water, so this is just glue (Scotch universal, if you were curious). Doesn't look too bad though? When you pour on a lot of glue in one go it turns pretty bubbly, which I think works well for moving water.
Very nice customization of the small safari spinosaurus!
I like that iguanodon-- although is that cork he is standing on?! ;D
'Tis indeed! That side isn't quite done yet - need some more plants and ground cover. I'm not thrilled with how the little spino turned out, but it was the best I could do without removing the head completely and sculpting a new one from scratch (something I really, truly suck at). Figured the size and proportions could be explained by making him an adolescent going through an awkward phase. I had to get this "starter toob" just to stock up on the compulsory species (I mean, everyone has to have a stego and a few sauropods), but these do have a few accuracy issues...