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Anonymous asked in Games & RecreationHobbies & Crafts · 9 years ago

What do you do with dioramas?

What do you do with diorama after you build them? I'm somewhat new to make dioramas but I need to know what you do after you build them. What are they meant for? Also I don't play war games.

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  • 9 years ago
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    For many people who make dioramas of various kinds, the actual making of them is the biggest enjoyment. Some will make them mostly from a certain type of material(s), others will be made with any material one can make work.

    After they're completed, they may simply be displayed somewhere in the house or at a school/business/etc or at certain times of the year, or they may have been created as a way to show how something works or what something involves/etc which may be shown only when the topic is relevant. But it's the maker's choice somewhat too since they can choose to display "their" work or hobby as long as they want and anywhere they want in their own space.

    Btw, "dioramas" include everything from the life-size ones in natural history (or other) museums, to miniature ones like the huge and realistic "doll houses" or model railroad sets, to game-playing interactive ones, to periods of time or particular interests (like Star Wars sets, World War II, the Renaissance, etc), to seasonal ones like mini-dioramas for Halloween or Xmas (Nativity scenes, Christmas "villages," other tabletop winter scenes, gingerbread house scenes, tiny little scenes created in xmas ball ornaments, graveyard or haunted house scenes, etc), to "works of art" that can be displayed anywhere/anytime, to just about any topic one can think up.

    Some people also have jobs that call for "models" or dioramas too, like architects for proposed projects, or set designers for proposed sets, or teachers for school, and many more.

    Here are some examples:

    http://images.google.com/images?hq=diorama+-milita...

    http://www.google.com/images?q=model+set+design

    http://www.google.com/images?q=christmas+village+d...

    http://www.google.com/images?q=doll+house+miniatur...

    http://glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm (click on Scenes, Dioramas & Houses)

    And info:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+diorama

    http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+doll+ho...

    http://glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm

    http://glassattic.com/polymer/houses_structures_gi...

    HTH... great fun.

    Diane B.

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  • Lene O
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    9 years ago

    I had to make a few for school. When I got tired of them, I took them apart and trashed the trash parts.

    But, go to any science museum - Museum of Natural History Smithsonians

    and see what life size versions look like.

    ps - dioramas were big back when there were no computer graphics, digital cameras...

    they were simple presentation devices.

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  • 9 years ago

    use them for war games :))

    "I know u said you don't play them"

    Or if they are good sell them to War gamers on craigslist or ebay.

    Look up common war game scales and post em!

    Or use them for your model trains if your into that

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