Terrain and Scenary Making

Posted by Steve on January 31, 2014

This site is really just to help get you started in miniature dioramas. Just use some lateral thought and apply the information to your on need. I will try and show you the easy, low-cost method using readily available supplies.


Note though, practise makes perfect, eh. I've been doing this for close to 20 years and have been doing the art thing since the '70s. You don't learn from your successes you learn from your mistakes. Make some. Just pay attention so you only have to experience the lessons once.

Steve's Goop Receipe

Posted by The Kamloopian in 2010ish

You have to experiment with the ratios depending on what you are coating or doing with the mixture. When I say "glue" I am talking about WeldBond.

  1. Unless you want to wash really hard, for a long time, use a disposable container, tools and gloves.
  2. I start with Weldbond and caulking at a 30:70 to 40:60 ratio I use either the brown or grey 20yr acrylic caulking from Home Hardware.
  3. Mix the glue and caulk together real good and slowly add water until it is however runny you want it
  4. Then I slowly add plaster of paris until it is as tick as I need.
  5. Add acylic paint until it is the right colour.
  6. Coat your stuff. Let dry. Recoat.


Foam for Terrain Making

Posted by Steve on January 31, 2014

  • Foams - where? You need a building supply store
    Go to a well stocked building supply store too and if necessary ask for it. (cause it is usually hidden or out back.) Home Depot (pink stuff) or Rona (blue stuff) up here insulation section.
  • The pink stuff most commonly used is called - FOAMULAR® rigid foam insulation (made by Owens Corning). It is also called - Cel-Lok® Rigid Extruded Polystyrene
  • The blue stuff most commonly used is called - STYROSPAN™ extruded polystyrene insulation (made by DOW).