RMS Titanic Sinking Diorama Subject

Dioramas are a 3-D "shutter click" on a scene the modeler likely has no other way of glimpsing due to time, distance, or accessibility constraints.

He or she creates a diorama by rolling out some allied skills that may not have come into play in the model build:

Research: Pick a milestone in the subject of your model and gather the information you will need to create a 3-D replica. What types of trees surround the scene, what is the condition of structures at this pregnant moment. How about the condition of the subject itself, what weathering will your model need?

Dioramas have been built using almost any model as the centerpiece from planes to cars, from ships, to trains, they can all be plugged into a scene.

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This diorama of the Titanic sinking looks realistic even though the "water" depth on the left is only an 1/2-inch deep. Beneath the forward stack on the right, the band is still playing.

Multiple mini-scenes involving other people (military or civilian) adds wider interest for the viewer.

Modelers often place a diorama in a shoebox to provide added depth. I encourage you "Think outside the box" For instance, this diorama of the RMS Titanic sinking puts you right at the scene, yet David Bakker, the creator, only used a half-inch of green tinted polyester to create the water.

There is a collapsed lifeboat in the foreground with survivors clinging to it. The Titanic's lights can be seen glowing under the surface.

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