Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Had this idea last night for a simple cardboard box diorama.

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I had a couple of suitable images on my computer and I had a box. Materials gathered!

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I trimmed off two of the box walls and sliced the images to fit. Here’s a quick test, without gluing anything down.

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I thought the corrugated tin on two sides was a bit much so I quickly printed out another image I had and slipped it in, adding a couple of accessories from my train layout. The “real” tires and pallet help fool your brain into thinking the whole image is 3D.

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Looks like I need to rough up the pavement a bit but it’s done for now.

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Now with paving stones...

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