Wasp Apocalypse: “Get Out Of My Room!” – A 28mm Diorama

Now what I should have been publishing is part 2 of my Wizard Library boxed diorama but before I went on holiday and since I got back I have been distracted by the desire to complete this model instead.  It is the first of what I hope will be at least a series of three little dioramas with an apocalyptic theme.  There might be more, we will see.

Every now and then I get an idea for a vignette or diorama which excites me for absolutely no reason that I can think off whatsoever.  This is such an example.  I can’t say it’s the best idea I have ever had or that the models are in some way truly outstanding but something goes off in my head which says “yep, you gotta do that one”.  Perhaps it has something to do with being different but in truth I’m not sure.

Some of you may recall that in a recent post in relation to Azazel’s March challenge I featured this figure.




You may also recall that I said the base work hadn’t been completed because it was due to feature in a little diorama which I had planned.  Well this is that little diorama.  Originally titled “Get Out Of My Fucking Room!” but then toned down in case I take it to a show!  I had intended for this to be a two-part post, a work in progress followed by the completed scene but unusually things went well so I decided to treat you to a single post.

Key to the scene as you will see in the photos below is the little girl.  I came across this figure some while ago and just knew I wanted to use it in something and although I had plenty of ideas I wasn’t blown away with anyone in particular.  The figure by the way is from Hasslefree.  That changed when by chance, playing around on Pinterest I think it was, I came across CP Models Wasp Jumpers.  Some how I knew the two had to go together and the end result was this little diorama.

The base measures 4.5cm by 4.5cm, it’s small.  Small bricks, ground plaster board, bits of MDF and a window from my bits box were the primary items for the build.  Small bits of clear plastic were used for broken glass and the wall paper was a computer print out.

The figures themselves were painted using acrylics and some oils.  The wings for the wasps were free hand.  I would have preferred the pattern to have been painted more thinly but on the positive side it is reasonably identical on both wings, above and below, and on both wasps which I am pleased with.  Both wasps were coated in gloss varnish as on balance I think I preferred the slightly more mechanical type finish it gave.

CP Models only do one Wasp jumper figure.  The higher wasp is the one I originally posted and is in the official pose, the second was modified slightly to make it appear a little different.  At one point I thought of only having the one wasp but then decided I rather liked the sinister image of the second appearing above the little girl.  I also considered adding more bits and bobs to the damaged room but with such a small base I thought it would be too much of a distraction from the figures themselves.

So, onto the photos, starting with a few work in progress images.  As always I would be interested to know what you think.  Apologies for some of the photo’s but with a reasonable amount of detail in such a mall area focusing and depth of field proved a challenge!



35 thoughts on “Wasp Apocalypse: “Get Out Of My Room!” – A 28mm Diorama

  1. Wow mate where did this idea come from ,I wasn’t expecting anything like when you first showed us the wasp ,I just love it ,so different and I can see why you wanted the little girl she makes it !

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    1. Cheers Pat. For reasons I cannot explain this is one of my favourites right now. In my mind they work together in an odd way but what gave me the idea I cannot answer. If I took drugs, which I don’t, I would put it down to that! 😉

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    1. Thanks mate appreciate that. Due to space constraints what I am trying to do is see how much I can get onto a small base, a challenge I have set myself. I’ve seen lots of great examples but whether or not I can match that going forward remains to be seen.

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  2. Aww man this is my cup of tea. Absolutely love it from concept to execution. I really like HF minis they’re so full of character and you’ve done her justic with the awesome paint job. I think you should stick with the original title. Who cares if it’s going to be at a show. It’s only a diorama not a political or religious statement haha. Or is it?

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  3. So cool! Really tells a story! And the minis are done so well! Perhaps there’s a part of SWMBO in her? Those wasps are very fun, and the little girl is a good reminder of why we in the US have the 2nd Amendment! Kudos!

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  4. It’s taken me ages to get around to reading this one properly but it was worth the wait – this is just excellent. There’s so much narrative packed into just a single piece – bravo sir!

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  5. Interesting seeing you do something SciFi/Post-Apoc. I always wondered what a WH40k mini might look like if you painted one up, now I have an idea. Great work!

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