A Website Devoted to the Art of the Box Diorama

In some ways, dioramas are so interesting because you are telling a story without words. It’s like silent movies, except that the actors aren’t even moving.
— Shep Paine

If you are new to the site, welcome, and enjoy looking around! If you are visiting after a time away, it is a good idea to start with our NEWS page to check the latest additions. Either way, thanks for coming!

 

Editor/webmaster: Jim DeRogatis

 

Assistant editors: Darryl Audette and Barry Biediger

Inspiration and original concept: Sheperd Paine and Darryl Audette

(As many of you no doubt know, Shep passed in the summer of 2015. He was the primary inspiration to Darryl, Barry, and Jim, as well as we dare say all box diorama builders. You can read the tribute Jim wrote to the Grand Master on the Military Miniature Society of Illinois Web site here.)

Box diorama makers and enthusiasts, make your plans now: World Model Expo 2017 takes place in Chicago July 7-9, 2017!