Egyptian Street Diorama
The Diorama IdeaI have been thinking for years to make a diorama of an Urban Egyptian Street with all of the everyday events that take place on our streets.
The idea took many years to develop and over the years I gathered bits and pieces from here and there to save parts for this diorama.
The main diorama idea is an Egyptian street with a military truck loading supplies from a local supermarket. Instead of putting all the focus on the truck model, I decided to put more focus on the street and the house and the people. Everyday scenes of urban Egyptian streets are interesting to document in this way. Instead of a normal diorama this would become a complete scene showing our everyday life.
The ModelThe model used here is the "Revell" Zil truck kit, a very highly detailed truck with a large number of parts. The stowage inside the truck was also a very interesting part to make.
The buildingThis building was purchased from the company MMA accessories, they make excellent Middle east accessories for diorama. I added some damage to the building due to time, and painted and weathered the exterior. The interior was very interesting as well since I had to fill it with everyday furniture and accessories (mostly 3D printed)
The baseThe base was made with foam and the asphalt effect made with AK putty heavily weathered with several coats of dust and soot.
The FiguresThe figures were taken from several figure sets, some of them were actually German soldiers who underwent a complete transformation to become Arab merchants and traders.
The conclusionAs an overall project this turned to be my most detailed Diorama I ever built. As usual I try to make the diorama as interesting from all viewable sides as possible. I believe a diorama is mainly a story-telling tool not just a static model, the more the eye is challenged into discovering small details here and there, the more pleasing and amusing the diorama becomes to the viewer. During exhibitions when I saw people look at this diorama and they would smile and tell their partner "look here, have you noticed this detail?" At this point I feel that the diorama has achieved its purpose.