One can build nice models out of paper, but building dioramas is not that easy in paper work. Although Johnny presented some nice ones (bombed house, closed road and the bridge diorama), I like to combine my old hobby of modelling with my new one, paper modelling.
I started a couple of weeks ago with building a diorama for my T34/76.
For the peoplo who are interested, I first show the way I builded this model.
1 started with old packing material shaped into desired surface
2 covered the surface with some layers of paper of handkerchiefs soaked in waterproof wood glue mixed 50/50 with water.
3 painted the surface with acrylic paint to enhance the depth effect
4 painted the regions where to put vegetation
5 covered the brown regions with waterproof wood glue mixed with a little amound of water (10%) and spreaded fine sand (of the beach) over it.
(Use such an amount of sand that the base is completely covered but the base paint still has to be visible through the sand otherwise the depth effect of the paint is gone)
6 glue small patched of Heki grass onto the desired regions where no sand is glued. Small patches create a more realistic appearance than one big sheet.
Between each step, it is important to leave the diorama to dry for a couple of days. Especcially after applying the glue/water mixture
If somebody wants to know more about the details, just send me an PN