Sunday, 22 July 2012

Photorealistic Dioramas

I was casually surfing the web the other day, as you do, when I came across some interesting diorama accessories from Build-a-Rama. Retailing under the heading of Photoreal Dioramics the company has produced a number of road surfaces and building facades that can be used as scenic backdrops and bases for 54-60mm figures and vehicles

Here are a few images to whet your appetite

The complete product range has been developed using original artwork created by Mark Vuncannon. Each graphical diorama piece has been created to reflect the most accurate photo-realistic scaled environment. These Hi Resolution renderings have been mounted on museum quality mat board and on high density black polystyrene foam board, freeing us up from the usual restrictions relating to size and weight. This unique material offers great flexibility for the handcrafted process as well as offering a durable lightweight display alternative

Here are a few more pictures

Some of the pieces are also being offered with a winterised finish

All of the buildings and bases I currently have in my collection are in 3D and made out of resin, wood or polystone, with the exception of the rubber cobblestone mats from JGM. They're all very nice, but also rather heavy. I also have some painted posters produced by JGM which serve as scenic backdrops for my shelf displays. I've yet to see them in the flesh but these PRD accessories look pretty good in the photos and certainly make for an interesting alternative to some of the more traditional solutions

If anyone out there has any direct experience of what they are actually like perhaps you could post a comment on the blog and let us know

More pictures and information available from Sierra Toy Soldier or Treefrog Treasures

Happy hunting!

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