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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Hogsmeade Lighted Diorama

I finished the next Christmas present on the list. This one is for the youngest daughter, to go with the small lighted Hogwarts diorama I made for her last year. This was actually a sort of sickening experience. Since I wasn't sure of what I was doing, I didn't plan very well. I added so much detail to make it really Hogsmeade, then ended covering it all up with snow! I just felt sick about it. But that is what she wanted, Hogsmeade in deep snow, like in the movies. If I were to do it again, I would leave out 80% of the detail!

I hope she likes it!

The boathouse and dock ended up including three overturned boats in winter storage. All covered up by the snow

All of the flocking, brush, trails, and street detail get completely covered over


Jonathan Freitag said...

Very cool work and it’s lighted! Impressive craftsmanship, Vol.

Lawrence H said...

Beautiful work Vol. Painstakingly put together but the result is wonderful.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Jon

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thank you Lawrence

caveadsum1471 said...

Gorgeous but I think I prefer the one without snow!
Best Iain

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Totally agree Iain, thanks