How to build an eye-catching diorama - Realistic Scenery Vol.12


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A step by step guide in creating a super realistic suburban scene with a twist (HO Scale).

In this tutorial I take you through the process of building a laser cut wood structure that is typically used for model railroad scenery and then I’ll demonstrate all the techniques used to create an awesome dystopian themed diorama.

Nearly all of the tiny details I use not only to model the interior but also all of the exterior details were printed on the Anycubic Photon 3D printer. All of the interior details were downloaded from whereas all of the exterior details including the garage were designed using and then printed. It’s quite amazing what can be built and designed using such a simple program with basic building blocks.

You’ll also see me using the Noch Gras-Master 2.0 to add the static grass, it’s quite an expensive unit but you are paying for quality and assurance. The grass applicator was sent to me for inclusion in the upcoming eBook and I decided to get a head start and try it out on this diorama.

Time Stamps:

Constructing the house - 1:09

Adding interior detail - 9:30

Interior lighting - 10:50

Basic land-form - 11:22

Rocks - 12:40

Dirt Textures - 15:40

Static Grass - 18:52

Building the Fence - 21:14

Corn, sun flowers & tomato's - 23:22

Exterior Details - 25:09

Diorama base - 26:00

Trees and roots & more exterior details - 28:32


If you visit the downloads area at you’ll find the files I used to create this awesome diorama. Because all of the interior details were downloaded from I’ll provide links to the specific files however the exterior details were all designed on, I’ll provide the actual STL files for those items on the downloads page and they’ll all be HO scale.

Extra Files:

Additional content that will help you recreate and follow along with the build, some of the 3D printer files are still experimental and may require some tinkering in order to get them to print successfully. Also, nearly all of the 3D printer files are designed for resin 3D printers, trying to print them using a filament 3D printer may not be possible!

But in any case, I hope you enjoy the extra content.


All the extra 3D printer files for the House Diorama

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