DRESS TO IM­PRESS BUILD AND DRESS THE SET

Piec­ing to­gether the per­fect pad­dling pool for your minia­ture mod­el­ling min­ions

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01 CAN­NON­BALL RUN

For our three swim­mers en­joy­ing the view (or ready to jump into the pool), we’ve se­cured them with Blu-tack to keep them stuck to the edge of the bowl. You could also tack them to a spoon, if you wanted to add that el­e­ment to your com­po­si­tion.

02 GO­ING GREEK

Milk isn’t ideal as ce­real quickly gets soggy, the colours bleed, and the fig­ures will sink. Thick yo­ghurt will keep the ce­real drier for longer, and your swim­mers won’t sink – you could even sculpt ‘waves’ if you’re feel­ing ad­ven­tur­ous!

03 SUG­ARY GOOD­NESS

Try to choose a ce­real that has in­ter­est­ing shapes and colours – it may not be very nu­tri­tious, but it will make your pho­to­graphs look more ex­cit­ing! Your fig­ures can even stand on or in­ter­act with the ce­real pieces.

04 THE PER­FECT POOL

It might be in­con­se­quen­tial when you’re just eat­ing break­fast, but pick­ing the right bowl to pho­to­graph is key. You don’t want it white, as it will dis­ap­pear against the back­ground, and you don’t want it too pat­terned or busy as it will be dis­tract­ing.

05 FIG­URE IT OUT

Your fig­ures are the cen­tre­piece of your scene, so get­ting the right ones is cru­cial. The 1:87 scale minia­tures from Preiser are per­fectly sized, and come in a va­ri­ety of poses that work bril­liantly for a lit­tle dio­rama like this.

06 KEEP IT CLEAN

Whether you’re shoot­ing on your kitchen counter or on top of an iron­ing board like us, us­ing a sheet of white poster board as your back­ground keeps your im­age nice and clean, so that there are no dis­trac­tions from the main event.

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