After having completed several cars, I felt the need to build a garage facade diorama so that I could use this as a background for my completed cars to make them more realistic. It's quite simple, built from three pieces of wood, cardboard and plastic pieces. Below is a full feature showing the complete build in pictures and description to help anyone interested in doing a similar diorama. This is the first version I built, before I decided to add even more details to it!
Above are two photos of my Nismo Z-tune sitting on the diorama to give an idea of what type of pictures could be taken
Then I decided to give the garage diorama a fresh new look! First thing to do was the floor where I bought this grey tarmac scatter to make the floor more realistic
This was applied using PVA white glue to which I added several drops of black concentrated color so that it would have a darker color beneath the scatter and completely hide the previous tire skid marks
Here's the scatter being actually applied to the floor by dropping it onto the freshly applied glue
Finally, here's the finished floor with the scatter all applied and looking more realistic than before. The only mistake I did was to apply the tarmac scatter in pieces. This resulted into an uneven surface, with visible lines where the scatter was joined, as seen above. This problem was addressed by removing all the scatter once again, and applying a new layer altogether - all the floor in one go!
I also felt the need for a new side wall for better pictures, so I made one out of wood and covered it using poly-filla
This was then detailed according to the larger wall and here it is all finished up and attached in place
Details added were the windows, stickers, CCTV camera, water drain pipe and orange strip
The larger wall also needed some tweaking, so I first filled the gap where the yellow strips were joined. This was then painted orange instead of the weathered yellow it had before
The office door was painted grey. HKS, camera and notice stickers were also added
The garage door got a Japanese writing on top of it (saying JDM garage) giving it that JDM look
And finally here's the all finished refurbished version of the garage diorama background!
Another thing I added was a black box behind the garage door. This gave me the possibility to leave the door half open and gives the impression that the car is actually coming out of the garage
Finally, here's an example of what type of pictures could be taken using this garage diorama