Laszlo Adoba : Building Dioramas 1 - Stone Objects

Paperback: 64 pages
Language: English

 

The first volume of the recently published scale modeling issue called "Building dioramas" introduces the way of creating stone objects.
The steps of each build are described in details, and are accompanied by 290 colour photos. Following the instructions in the book, one can easily create flower holders, tombstones, fountains and waterworks. Even larger projects, such as building a complete horse monument and a mausoleum is also a part of this book. Keep in mind though: all the specific builds are just visual aids as each procedure and material presented in the book may be adapted to many other fields of scale modeling.

Readery may get many hints on creating different structures, painting surfaces. Some not too well-known scale modeling materials are going to be introduced in the book, too, and at the same time it shows a number of surprisingly new ways of utilizing common materials.

The primary aim of this brand new series - just like the issues of „Let's Build Dioramas!" - is to present the easiest and cheapest procedures that do not require expensive tools or other hardware.

The first two chapters of the 64 pages long, full colour book introduces the basic methods of creating different three dimensional shapes and bodies with ease. Using the fundamental principles, larger and more complex objects are going to be built in the third chapter, furthermore, using water-effects is dealt with to some extent. Readers may follow the creation of a quite large build-up in the fourth chapter, whereas the fifth and last one roams to the field of constructing a whole building.

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Laszlo Adoba : Building Dioramas 2 - AccessoriesPaperback: 78 pages
Language: English

 

In the second volume of Building Dioramas, I’m going to present the process of creating everyday objects, some of them being absolutely common, others being less conventional. Recognizing tiny manifestations of things met regularly in real life makes much deeper impression in the viewer than objects seen rarely or never at all during our lives. Dioramas built using familiar accessories will seem much more life-like as the viewer gets involved easily at the very first sight.

The book presents the detailed description of making more than 50 diorama accessories. Pieces of furniture, bathroom equipment, kinds of food and some metal objects take shape in front of the reader in 5 chapters on 78 pages. There are several simple pieces made of common materials, as well as more complex ones that need some special equipment and ingredients. This way beginners may find the book just as helpful as advanced modellers. The text is illustrated with more than 400 colour photos to make building much easier.

 

 

 

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Laszlo Adoba : Building Dioramas 3Paperback: 104 pages
Language: English

 

In the third installment of the series called Building Dioramas, readers can follow the making of four different, complete miniature landscapes step-by-step.
The materials used and the methods employed during the builds may look and sound familiar for many, at least for those who have already read the previously published issues. Some of the descriptions must have been repeated, thinking of those others who haven’t met my books before. Of course, besides the methods and techniques demonstrated earlier, readers will surely find many new tips and tricks.
In this publication I primarily wanted to show how to connect and apply together the formerly presented individual procedures; from the very beginning to the end: to a complete diorama.
Just like in the previous issues, I tried to work with the cheapest materials and simplest methods possible, as long as the given situation would allow it.

 

 

 

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