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On D+R, Mister Jalopy points us to the winners of the 2008 IPMS scale modeling contest in Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve been to some of these miniature and models contests and the models and dioramas are incomprehensibly detailed and expertly painted. Having spent years studying this artform (I used to run a sci-fi tabletop wargame modeling site), I am in awe of the skills exhibited here.

Poking around the IPMS site, I stumbled on this excellent piece on diorama composition.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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