Note: I've written this post ages ago, I just rediscovered it and thought it might be useful for someone. Personally I've moved away from 3d props due to practical reasons (most of my games take place in places other than my home.
My Beasts & Barbarians campaign starts soon, and I wanted to take a few inspirational photos while waiting for the game. These diorama-like photos have only few pieces of terrain, but represent situations that might well be epic moments in a Sword & Sorcery game.
Did you assemble and paint WW2 military aircraft as a kid? I did, although I really didn't like much the glues and paints used in them, the ones I'm using currently in modelling and with miniatures are way easier to handle, an healthier too I guess. I also read Commando -comics and was generally fascinated about technology of The Great War. If you are also Plasticrack addict(tm), you'll be easily tempted to these.
Here's a diorama I made for a competiton earlier, with some customized steampunk miniatures & scratchbuilt terrain.
This is a collection of my fantasy city terrains put together, to form a full diorama of a city port area.
A Small experimental diorama made as a gift.
An experimental landscape-model.
A small diorama made from game props, just for fun. An evil wizards is summoning something he's too confident about being able to control...