toy diorama

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Rebor has done it again with their museum class replica dinosaur dioramas, but these names sure are a mouthful!

Our apex predator is the Acrocanthosaurus atokensis (a.k.a. “Hercules”), who was minding his own business eating his Tenontosaurus tilletti dinner before the “Cerberus Clan” of Deinonychus antirrhopus (a.k.a. “Shoot,” “Tooth,” and “Thrill”) showed up. Looks like somebody may have bitten off more than they could chew! 🍴

Kancolle Set Build

Since my Kancolle nendoroid collection seems to keep growing, I decided to make a little diorama to display them in! Since it was a lot of fun to make I took a few photos of the process of building it.

Along with using it for display, the set should definitely come in handy for photo stuff when the other kongou sisters arrive. I’m looking forward to using it more in the future for photography!

Kongou helps to construct the wainscoting for the set. Made out of colored paper, I used two shades of brown to give a sense of depth.

Windows are cut! Foamcore is great stuff to work with when doing stuff like this. I pasted on some textured paper to give the walls an off white color & some added texture.

Window trim and wainscoting added, things are starting to come together!

Since this will only be viewed from the inside, what the outside looks like doesn’t matter too much. Window panes are added by taping strips of paper to the outside, then a translucent paper is taped over for diffusing light

With the walls put together, it’s starting to look like an actual room! The wood floor is achieved by using textured paper.

Kongou approves!

As time moves on I’ll work on adding various accessories to make it more home like. I’m looking forward to using it more in the future for photography!

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What I like about this particular thrift store is their display of vintage (or “vintage”) dollhouse furniture that looks like some kind of if not postapocalyptic then at least postmodern diorama. I’m not sure what happened here, but obviously there’s been a hell of a party at the sort of place that has three toilets, four velvet upholstered chairs and a piano in the bathroom, and it’s possible the whole thing was directed by Fellini.

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All of the books in my miniature library are made of cardboard and paper (some are store-bought mini books, but the Disney ones I made). The paintings are done by various artists whose work I found online, and the huge Beauty and the Beast painting is a mini print of Thomas Kinkades artwork. Most of the little props I’ve collected from various Playsets and stuff. A couple of them I made from Polymer clay, like the little keyblade and paopu fruit : ) The swords on the wall belong to prince Phillip (the sword of truth), Mulan, and Aladdin, along with Mulan’s crest of the emporer hanging from them, all above Phillips shield. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about how I made (or found) the stuff in my diorama! Hope you all like it ♡

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1:6th Scale Barbie Toy Store Diorama - Mattel Toy Store Play Set, Basic Fun Key Chains, Polly Pocket Bluebird houses, Hallmark Ornaments, Micro Action  Figures, Playskool, Little Tikes, and Fisher Price dollhouse replica toys, mini Barbies, Capsule toys, Re-ment Strawberry, tiny Lego-like blocks from Michael’s Crafts, a 1:144th Garfield my friend made for me, and a Tupperware Key Chain. Feel free to ask about anything I didn’t list. The background is paper covered foam core. The Lundby miniature replica is one that I made. A real children’s store called “Twilo” was my inspiration for the tree and owls design elements. I have been collecting miniature toys for several years, and I thought it would be fun to do a store scene where I could put most of them together in one place.