Steps to build a diorama

                        Chasing Amelia Earhart

     This diorama is based on the above book.  It takes place on the island of Lae, New Guinea. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were taking off to complete the last leg of her World Flight June 1937.

      Earhart's destination was Howland Island.  However, the weather conditons in Lae were changing from a mild sunny day to a storm in the forecast. 

      Never-the-less due to a time element Earhart didn't want to delay the take-off until the next day.  Even though the weather conditoins would be much better for such a flight over the South Pacific. 

      History tells us the Electra 10 aircraft which Earhart and Noonan were flying never made it to Howland Island.  The World Flight of Amelia Earhart's had become a mystery to this day.  What ever happened, has been the topic of numerous theorist who spent their own resourses to search for the answers.



    Forming the Foundation

Plan the design of where items are to be placed to form the scene you are creating.

Order all items needed to illustrate the scene, ahead of time.

Begin with a sheet of green foam 24x24 in size, and 1 inch thick.

Next, hot glue the green foam sheet on top of a sheet of lawone board (same size) to give extra support.

Add all the green follage with hot glue gun.

            Applying Paint

Decided the colors to use to define the scene.

Paint all areas and let dry completely.

         Arranging objects

Begin building items needed (mountains/islands), paint and glue down.

Position items/pieces that best display the scene you want the viewer to focus on. 

The objective of the a scene....FROZEN IN TIME.

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