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Vignettes: Scale storytelling

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By Glenn Bartolotti
Published: April 26, 2012
Not only do great dioramas place models in historical context, they use figures, buildings, and groundwork to relate something about a vehicle or event. And the best ones tell a story that's easy to see. A small scene, or vignette, removes distractions and leaves no questions about the builder's purpose. A small scene also means fewer elements, so the modeler's choices of figures, poses, and positioning have to be spot-on.
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