Hot Wire Foam Factory How To Build a Village Display DVD - Department 56 Dept 56 Lemax Tutorial Video

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The Definitive Miniature Diorama DVD includes simple step-by-step instructions on how artist Ken Shirley made a 45 foot display using Styrofoam and foam cutting tools. Ken Shirley is a professional display artist hired by the Department 56 Corporation as well as private parties and for over a decade. He has conducted classes and clinics at various stores and gatherings around the United States. His attention to detail in his displays is only matched by the passion with which he teaches. This is the essential DVD for any serious collector.

You will learn how to create train tunnels, portals, icicles, water, levels, effective lighting, glaciers, mountains, stairs, bricks, themed props, backdrops and so much more. The instructions are clear and delivered a the perfect pace to keep you engaged.

A great video not only for D56 or Lemax village displays, but for model railroaders, miniature gamers, and other model builders who need to create scenery. The DVD runs 95 minutes.

(1) 95-Minute Instructional DVD, "Building an Epic Village Display"


- letters and numbers
- signs
- displays
- mosaic substrates
- sculpture armatures
- home and garden crafts and decor
- theatre sets and props
- Christmas village displays
- Halloween village displays
- model train displays
- model drafting
- dioramas
- gaming terrain
- aquarium and terrarium decor
- nursery decor
- RC models
- props
- cosplay
- VBS sets
- fine art sculptures
- If you can imagine it, you can make it!




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