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DEC

2022

Heritage Lofts {Xmas}

180° Diorama

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Scale:

Size:

19" x 13" x 7"

482.6 cm x 330.2 cm x 177.8 cm

Construction Period:

SEP 2022 — DEC 2022

Materials:

Cardboard; Chipboard; Natural twigs; 3D Resin Prints; Multiple LED light strings

After two long years enduring a global pandemic, I decided to embark upon a personal project in an effort to spread a bit of joy among the residents of the building in which I reside — The Heritage Lofts. I replicated the front half of the structure in the form of a 180° (flat back) diorama.


Because of the time of year, I decided upon a Christmas theme so, after completing the structure itself, I created a front yard and sidewalk attachment which would serve as the landing pad for Santa and his reindeer. The snow was a simple recipe of baking soda and mod podge sealant, carefully sprinkled around the handmade scale model, as well as across the top of the structure in order to achieve the most realistic effect possible. Then, a variety of 3D figures were prepared, including Jolly old St. Nick, his eight trusty reindeer, and a squad of helpful elves. The sleigh and costumes were painted a somewhat less traditional colour scheme more reminiscent of the Victorian age.

Heritage Lofts {Xmas}

Gallery

Creation Video

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