Woodland Scenics – Anatomy of a diorama

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Woodland Scenics diorama featuring model buildings from Conflix

The Woodland Scenics range of model scenery products offer everything you need to build a layout, diorama, display or other project from base to landscape. In this article we use the pictured diorama to help demonstrate this. Apart from the buildings featured, this entire diorama has been achieved by using only Woodland Scenics products –

1. Form your base

9″ Shaper Sheet® WC1178

Shaper Sheet® Plaster WC1180

Earth Colours Kit WC1215

Ready Rocks™ Surface WC1140 or Rock Moulds Surface WC1231

Talus Medium Buff WC1271

Rock Moulds Layered Rock WC1241

Woodland Scenics Plaster WC1202


Applying Shaper Sheet® Plaster to Woodland Scenics Shaper Sheet®
Add rocks and terrain before applying your Earth Colours Liquid Pigments base colour

2. Add colour & dimension

Fine Turf Burnt Grass WT44

Coarse Turf Medium Green WT64

Scenic Cement™ WS191

Clump-Foliage™ Medium Green WFC683

Foliage Light Green WF51


After sprinkling on your base layer of turf lightly spray with Scenic Cement to fix in place

2. Further your realism

Deep Pour Water™ Clear WCW4510

Water Tint Turquoise WCW4520

Water Effects WC1212

Static Grass Light Green (available in 2,4,7 & 12mm lengths)

Static King® WFS639

Plant Hues WFS629

Flowers (in 4 colours) WT48

Accent Shakers WFS646

Spray-Tac™ WFS645

Gravel Buff Fine WC1288

Gravel Buff Coarse WC1289

Realistic Tree Kits™ Lt/Med/Dk Green WTR1103

Hob-E-Tac WS195


The Water System has been designed to model all bodies of water and their features
Making Trees is fun with Realistic Tree Kits™ – simply bend and twist the armature, apply Hob-E-Tac to the branches and dip in foliage to make your tree
Final touches such as static grass, trees, flowers and foliage bring the scene to life

Woodland Scenics easy-to-use products are designed to work together to produce fantastic results every time. Whether you are a beginner or expert, we have a good selection of instructional videos that can help with a variety of model scenery tasks. Visit our YouTube channel to find more useful videos today!

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