Let it Snow – Winter diorama

Making a Winter Wonderland

I love modelling winter dioramas – they’re so easy and fun to do! When Noch approached me to make 4 short videos for their advent calendar series, I snapped at the chance – this is the complete video in one go.

Snow is easily modelled with a variety of different powders and I have been through many of them in detail in past videos – you can check out my snow and ice video collection for more details. This time I also wanted to try a frozen river with ice sides and resin ripples. I have never done resin ripples before and I felt it was time to try the technique. It did work well but timing is everything and I was out at the perfect time.

My biggest tip is to make sure that your base is well sealed or you can get bleed through, especially from soil, and no one likes yellow snow!


The Amazon links are all items I have either bought or bought something similar for myself. Clicking on any links to Amazon will give me a small affiliate income which I use to produce more videos at absolutely no extra cost to yourself. Every little helps!

I used mostly Noch products as this was originally for their channel. I thought their resin water was good and their powdered snow was a favourite when I tested the snow products earlier in the year. I’ve linked to Amazon so you can see the products but many are better available through hobby shops or direct from Noch who are based in Germany. It really depends where you live as to what will suit you.


Achtobel Bridge  Ref. 58690 https://amzn.to/2VTxIKQ
Rock Pieces “Sandstone”  Ref. 58452 https://amzn.to/3n171jq
Landscaping Spray Glue  Ref. 61141 https://amzn.to/2VOjL0O – or use matt Mod Podge https://amzn.to/3hALfQO

River and Ice

2K Water Gel “transparent”  Ref. 60870 https://amzn.to/3mV8lEA
Modellwasser  Ref. 60873 https://amzn.to/2JC4vBW
Snow Powder/Pulverschnee  Ref. 08750 https://amzn.to/3mVh3Tj


Lime Tree  Ref. 22020 https://amzn.to/36V51Ur
Nature Trees  Ref. 23100 https://amzn.to/39S2nAs
Fir Trees, 10 – 14 cm high Ref. 24641
Fir Trees, 14 – 18 cm high Ref. 24642
Fir Trees, 8 -12 cm high Ref. 25232 https://amzn.to/3oyKuLf


Snow Paste Ref. 08752 https://amzn.to/36X7DBc
Snow Powder/Pulverschnee  Ref. 08750 https://amzn.to/3mVh3Tj
Snow Flakes Ref. 08760 https://amzn.to/3lY22yF
Landscaping Spray Glue  Ref. 61141 https://amzn.to/2VOjL0O – or use matt Mod Podge https://amzn.to/3hALfQO
This starter set (Ref. 07065) is great if you just want to dabble: https://amzn.to/3lVVdh4


Reed Assortment Ref. 07060 https://amzn.to/3mXFShd
Family Meier in Wintertime  Ref. 15930 https://amzn.to/2JZqEtI

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