JBA Dioramas is site featuring the unique and amazing work of Jean Diorama who has a great ten point manifesto on dioramas...
The diorama is everything modelling is about, it's the meeting point of the manufactured object that is the model and the human input, you can and have to- tell stories with dioramas.
2 -When doing your diorama you should not be influenced by any trend or by any fellow modeller for you will only reproduce pale copies of originals.
3 -You should instead be influenced by EVERYTHING; a trip in nature, archive footage, paintings, music you should never consider this list to be closed.
4 - tuez pour l'ambiance. If nothing shines from your diorama, you miss your point and just picture an assortment of junk and people.
5 -You should remember that a diorama is a 3D thing whose advantage is that you can turn it around and get different perspectives of the same scene. You will therefore make an effort to not close the view of any part of it.
6 -You should remember that the nature surrounding a panzer is equally as important as the panzer.
7 -Make your point short and clean, don't loose time detailing stuff that nobody will see afterwards for you want to show a project in its globality, don't scatter the scene in sub scenes which will only destroy the focus on what you want to truly show.
8 -Whenever dealing with war you should treat it with conscience: you should remember it's a sad thing that destroys a man, even if he survives it. Avoid above all any temptation for historical revisionism -even slight.
9 -Never use anything out of the box, this being a product or a technical trick somebody else got.
10-You should try to do something you can be proud of and remember that a diorama may be seen as some piece of art if your input in it is strong enough.
Just added this to our WWI Gallery. Amazing painting and detail work on this piece from 2013 titled 'All Quiet at the Western Front, The Sentry' by Konstantin Kapitonov from a 120mm JSM kit. More views in the Gallery
Everything's Gone Green!
Another Gallery addition on the Charlie Don't Surf page. ’Khe Sanh’ a 1/35th scale diorama by Kitano Nam. More views in the Gallery