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I admire the detail but the lighting is what really makes the picture. As a diorama maker I find that the lighting is the hard part and good lighting really allows the mood to come through. Your lighting is perfect for this diorama!
Thanks! I'm a commercial photographer, so I'm all about lighting. For this image, I only used a small flashlight. I lit one area at a time and then combined all the different exposures into one picture.
Thanks so much! The roll down gate is corrugated cardboard with one side pealed off. The bricks are printed on paper and pasted onto foamcore. What I learned in this shot was that printed materials make a huge difference. We are surrounded by the printed word in real life, but it is frequently omitted in scale models. This was a breakthrough for me.
And thanks for sharing that tidbit. I was thinking about using small scale printed media in my next model project and this cemented my idea. Looks too awesome. Are you ever going to take some behind the scenes shots for a future pic like this?
Sadly no. I ran out of time and had to strike the set to make way for paying work. The brick wall is about 30 inches long. When I set it up again, I'll try to make some behind the scenes shots. You better go ahead an watch me so you don't miss out!