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Getting Started Video

Bring your model vision to life with a diorama. In this first step video, we'll show you how to take a simple idea and turn it into a realistic setting where you can proudly display your built model. For more ideas, be sure to check out our tip sheets and diorama photos.


diorama tip sheetsTip Sheets

Sheperd Paine is an American master modeler. His dioramas can be seen in the Forbes Collection at the headquarters of Forbes magazine in New York, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Virginia. He is also the author of four books and is considered the source on model dioramas.

It's no wonder then that Monogram® partnered with him on a series of 20 model scenes featuring some of the most popular models of the time. He created a tip sheet so that others could replicate each scene, and these tip sheets were at one time included in the kits for each corresponding model.

His dioramas have since taken on a legendary status, and now that the original tip sheets are no longer available, they're considered to be collector's items today.

Because Shep's work has served as an inspiration to countless model builders for so many decades, we're excited to now provide reproductions of the popular tip sheets here to help preserve his legacy and continue to inspire generations of model builders.

Here, re-introduced for the first time in decades, are the tips and tricks you need to build an eye-catching diorama for the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and, the plane that ended the war, the B-29 Superfortress.

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