Small diorama update

Added some lights to the diorama last night.  All light in the photos is from the LEDs as the room was pretty dark.  Put it in a decent display location in my new office too 🙂

The Diorama Is Completed!

Well, the diorama is complete!  I may add some more signs to the walls, but that is about it.  Now I just have to build more models 😀

Here are the pics:

Final list of 3D printed items:

  • Garage Doors
  • Garage Door Tracks
  • Break room table(Wood)
  • Store front desk(Wood)
  • Couch
  • Chairs(Wood)
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Urinal
  • TP spool and holder
  • Inside pages of playboy and “for dummys” bool
  • Outside corner wall braces
  • Inside wall guides
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts(Hollow, will drain for real)
  • Sidewalk
  • Coke machine shell
  • Dumpster
  • Fences(Wood)
  • Parking space stops
  • Back of clock(to give depth)
  • Above bay door signs
  • Bandit’s Garage sign frames

2D Printed items

  • Newspaper on couch
  • Clock faces
  • Playboys
  • Price tag on rotors
  • Pizza box
  • Legal pad
  • Manilla folder and papers inside
  • All signs, posters, calendars, etc…
  • Air conditioner
  • Graffiti
  • Bandit’s Garage “magnetic” decals for side of tow truck

My Diorama

I started building the diorama a few months back.  I purchased some foam board and printed some corner pieces to hold it all together.  Here is the dry fit:

I then adjusted the corner pieces(printed 3 more copies) and started to assemble.  I also printed some sheets of bricks to see how at would start to look.

I continued to brick the inside and outside walls of all but the front piece.  I also staged some accessories I purchased from ebay as well as some grass around the building.

I then put the front on and after a year, I finally got to put my garage doors together!

After that, I had to decide how to create the asphalt.  I decided on black paint mixed with some very fine crafting sand.  I painted that on and then parking space lines.

I had some models of men I had to put together and paint.  I also created internal walls for a bathroom and printed a bunch of bathroom items.

I started gluing some of the accessories down.  I also cut plastic and inserted into the garage door panels.  Here are some pictures of the diorama as of the time of this post.  And some pictures of the fence I will put around the dumpster once I stain them.

Here is a list of everything I printed:

  • Garage doors
  • Parking spot stoppers
  • Sidewalk
  • Gutter and downspouts
  • Wall corners(outside and bathroom walls)
  • Chairs
  • Couch
  • Bathroom items(ALL)
  • Customer service counter
  • Dumpster