A while back I discovered a set of figures produced by Eureka Miniatures, an Australian based company if I remember correctly, of a golden age film crew. Right from the off I knew this was a set I would like to buy and a little while ago I managed to locate a UK distributor. From a diorama point of view the film crew opened up all manner of possibilities.
At about the same time I also discovered a company called Studio Miniatures. Their range is not huge but it is very good and included in what they have to offer were some horror figures. I purchased a few of them too and decided to explore the idea of a little movie set diorama comprising the two sets of figures. In the 1970’s a sequence of horror movies was rolled out under the Hammer Horror franchise. Although the film crew figures are more likely 1930’s I’ve decided to merge the two in the hope that nobody will look to closely at the end result!
Initially I was excited at the prospect of this little diorama but now that I’ve started it I’m not quite so sure about how well it will turn out. To make matters worse I’ve since grown more excited about some other figures I recently purchased and can see this diorama dragging on a bit if I don’t keep my act together. For now though I’m up and running and committed to this little project for better or worse.
So far I’ve managed to paint the film crew and have begun the base work. The door is made from coffee stirrers and the walls and flagstones from foam board. The outer plastic coating on the foam board was removed on one side to provide a rougher texture for the stone walls. Each stone was made separately to provide what I hope will be a better overall effect and stuck to MDF board.
Still plenty to do. More to be done to the base work and three more figures need to be painted along with the movie camera and lights and then it all needs to be pieced together some how.
Progress photos below.