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The Shire

Posted by dykio on 06 Apr 2021, 17:56

Hi guys,

I always had the idea to make a "big" diorama of the shire. By big i mean something like 120x60cm because that is the maximun space i have to build something like that. But it always was just a plan and i never had the time or the drive to really start with it.
And being at home most of the time does have one big advantage... it gives me a lot more time for the hobby. Now i do like painting figs but i also need to have something beside it, so i finally started with my shire diorama.
Now i never have build such a big thing so i decided to take the opportunity to try and use al kinds of technics of scenery building that i could find just to see what works for me. I have no idea when it will be finished but so once in a while i will post some picturen just to let you see how far i am.
I have already been busy for about 8 months so that says it al about my tempo :-D

But for no ...here we go with the pictures from the very first start:

first things first so i started with some drawings of how it probably will look

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It starts at the right below with a water mill, left of it should be the green dragon and then going up three hobbithouses ending with Bilbo's place

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I have all kinds of books and magazines wich i use for examples. Its a bit like browsing the internet when i get into those magazines.... looking into one i remember another, then i grab that one and on and on and before you know it the evening is gone without doing anything :-D

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To figure out which scale the doors and so should be i always use a fig for measures. But what makes fantasy so nice is that it realy doesnt matter how big or small you make it.... it is fantasy :-D

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Just for some exaples i looked through my magazines again and then......

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Up to the drawing table and just use your own imagination :yeah:

Next episode :Lets build something :-D

Laterrrrrr
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 06 Apr 2021, 21:04

If your preliminary drawings are anything to go by this will be one spectacular diorama!!!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Apr 2021, 02:30

It looks like a good plan,and a cool idea.So i look forward to following this topic with a keen eye. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Apr 2021, 09:38

I have very fond memories of your Asterix-village so I am certain this will be very nice!
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Posted by sberry on 07 Apr 2021, 10:37

This looks like it will be a very beautiful and serene scene.
Do you have plans already which materials you will use? Seems like a lot of scratch-building is ahead of you...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Apr 2021, 12:05

The waterwheel will be most interesting to see. BB
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Posted by Peter on 07 Apr 2021, 12:34

The fellowship of Benno's members will follow this with great interest! ;-) :P
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Posted by MABO on 08 Apr 2021, 05:16

Peter wrote:The fellowship of Benno's members will follow this with great interest! ;-) :P


That's for sure! But dykio has to carry the ring.
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Apr 2021, 18:43

I will follow this one with pleasure since I have in mind to create something like that ... but not that good and in larger scale (since I have larger hobit figure).
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Posted by Minuteman on 11 Apr 2021, 07:24

This looks like a fascinating project. I have been a fan of JRRT and his imaginary Middle Earth all my life, so will be intrigued to see how this develops!
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