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Building Dioramas by Chris Mrosko
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"Excellent book"
5 stars"
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Very well written and easy to understand.I have done heaps of model railway scenics and find this book has some very helpfull tips.A good buy for those wanting to understand how to bring a model display to life.It has given me heaps of new ideas.One of the best how to books.

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Chris Mrosko in his book Building Dioramas quoted Sheperd Paine who urged modellers who spend an inordinate amount of time on their models to devote more time and energy to the bases on which they are displayed. “The base forms a frame of your diorama picture…and as you would not put a Rembrandt in a dime store frame, neither should you put your model on a hunk of scrap lumber”.

The dioramas shown in this book are amazing. The detail and realism of the dioramas really show up the detailed work on the models that the dioramas are framing. Nothing is overlooked from the rubble of a war scene to the weathering on the barrel of a gun down to the rust on a jeep. Although the book is written around the military scene any modeller will be able to transfer the techniques to other scenes and situations and together with the great colour photographs will appreciate the detail that can be added to these works of art.

Building Dioramas is a must for any modeller and I would recommend this book.


Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips. Focusing on a step-by-step, how-to approach, modelers will learn the fundamentals of construction and design, airbrushing and finishing tips, how to cast pieces out of resin, and more.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2014
Illustrations, color
Kalmbach Publishing Company
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