DRESS TO IMPRESS BUILD AND DRESS THE SET
Piecing together the perfect paddling pool for your miniature modelling minions
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.