June 01, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT RELEASE NEWS: AK Interactive's Diorama F.A.Q. Book


Dioramas F.A.Q. 
Clocking in at a whopping 560 pages, this is a complete guide for building dioramas, vignettes and environments. This book gives away all the secrets of the master modeler Rubén González. You will find detailed information on how to make any kind of terrain, weather effects such as snow, rain, desert and anything you can think of. The most complete and ultimate guide to cover all those difficult tasks that often arise when trying to figure out how to build dioramas. For sure a must-have for anyone interested in creating dioramas and vignettes. The best there is!
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Complete table of contents
 I. Concepts, Bases, and Displays 10
II. Theory of Composition in 3D 12
III. Techniques 26 

Chapter 1:
Bases 28 

Chapter 2:
Ground and Terrain 54 
Natural Terrain 56
Desert 57
Mud 65
Sand, Earth and Rocks 73
Stones and Rocks 89
Artificial Terrain 102
Asphalt 103
Cobblestones 121
Cement 128
Rubble and Debris 139
Special Ground Effects 146
Explosion Crater 148
Road Sinkhole 152
Puddles 158
Water 164

Chapter 3: 
Vegetation 170
Lawns, Shrubs, Bushes and Flowers 172 
Trees 200
Palm Trees 214
Special Effects 226
Trash 227
Mushrooms 231
Jungle 234

Chapter 4: 
Artificial Elements 254
Vertical Elements 256
Lamps and Lampposts 257
Power Pole 276
Signs 298
Architecture 318
Small Buildings 319
Large Buildings 346
Accessory Elements 386
Doors 387
Windows 405
Rooftops 415
Terraces and Balconies 429

Chapter 5:
Miscellaneous 436
Ground Cover 438
Jersey Barriers 440
Chemical Barrel 448
Wood Box 450
Drink Crate 453
Posters 455
Curtains 459
Footprints 460
Wood Boards 462
Tarps 464
Vending Machines 468
Wooden Pallet 472
Wooden Fence 474

Chapter 6:
Figures 476
Painting and Masking 478
Integration 486

Chapter 7: 
Construction and Atmosphere
Assembly of an Entire Diorama “Peace For Galilee” 502
Atmosphere “The Four Seasons” 518

Chapter 8:
Common Mistakes, Shows and Contests 532

Gallery 534 
Conclusions 558 
Acknowledgements 559 

Sample pages






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