What are we printing today? It's a power generator. These things are great props for any diorama that is about a warehouse, factory, or underground bunker. However, these kinds of props are not limited to merely those themes, but any theme where large machinery is needed. And large machinery is needed everywhere. From abandoned train stations to old nuclear power plants, to a space station or even outposts on another planet, large background machines can separate your diorama from everyone else's.
Beyond that, large machines give a sense of story, and can even generate (no pun intended) stories. For example, an intruder has made his or her way into an enemy headquarters and sabotaged the inner-workings of the base, near or at the boiler rooms, near the power generator. Perhaps the intruder is an alien scout that has crashed not too far away, and seeks to sabotage the base' generator to prevent the humans from calling for help. Or perhaps deep within a secret lab an experiment is underway requiring enormous power to supply the massive machines of a mad scientist bent on interdimensional travel. The thing is, having a diorama scene without the proper equipment leaves something lacking in the story. And likewise, having the proper equipment can fuel the imagination.
There's only so much one can do with crates on pallets in a warehouse. If you like to have a full scene in your photographs, consider using generic machinery to fill in the background -- piping, utility cabinets, and generators.
How might you use a power generator for?
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