The word diorama can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modelling, miniature figure modelling, or aircraft modelling. The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama "that which is seen, a sight". The current, popular understanding of the term "diorama" denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment.
This IHNS TOYS SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform is officially the diorama of dioramas! And it's squarish design is intended to be able to fit inside a regular display cabinet. What a beauty.
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Red Diorama "I shot the bus driver" scene: Recreate opening scene from The Dark Knight posted on my toy blog HERE
Red Diorama "Throne" scene: the perfect setting for Loki, god of mischief, adoptive brother of Thor (pictures HERE)
Red Diorama "Gateway Light Up Base" scene: Great setup for almost any sci-fi diorama scene posted HERE
Action Figure Review of Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark XLV 33cm tall figure with diorama base (pics HERE)
Dragon Models Limited (DML) WWII US 29th Infantry Division soldier "Mike Connolly" (D-Day) with diorama base posted HERE
"Welcome to the Wild West!" Review of Playmobil 5245 Western: Fort Brave – Call for the Cavalry! HERE