How I made this amazing blue mountain river diorama…and nearly messed it up completely!
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Making this peaceful blue mountain river diorama turned out to be really stressful! I very nearly lost the whole piece to a mistake, but luckily I managed to fix the problem and turn what could have been a disaster into something better than I’d imagined!
In this diorama tutorial I walk you through the steps I took to make this amazing piece of realistic scenery.
I used new water effects (new for me, anyway) as well as my trusty epoxy resin and Mod Podge.
I hand-carved the rocks from Sculptureblock, which, it turns out, is very different from extruded polystyrene (xps). It’s possible to carve hyper-realistic rocks quite easily from this foam.
I hope you enjoy watching me bring this river diorama to life.
In this video I use several products that were gifted to me to use in my videos:
3d Pro Scroll Table by Hot Wire Foam Factory: https://hotwirefoamfactory.com
Scenic vegetation/plants by Diorama Presepe (https://www.dioramapresepe.com, https://www.instagram.com/dioramapresepe.com_official/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeSXdhhHytnv64NP6smsQwg).
Hydro Primer from PlastiKote: https://plasti-kote.co.uk
Basing glue from War World Scenics: https://www.WWScenics.com.
CFS Fibreglass have gifted me resin products in the past, but the resin featured in this video is stuff I bought from them previously: https://www.cfsnet.co.uk
Many of the materials and tools I use come with safety instructions. Please always read and follow these rather than simply copy what you see me or other people doing.
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