I thought the diorama looked wrong with walls where the scene is “cut off”, so I did the miniatures basing thing of black flat panels. I glued some plastic sheets on the sides and painted them black. The floor, walls, and door of the apartment are not painted yet, because I haven’t decided yet how to paint them! I worked on the OSL (object-source-lighting), but it still doesn’t look quite right, so I’ll put more time into that at some point. I also wonder if that dire rat is too big for the scene.
I started painting the first policeman, light in the front, since the lamp is in front of him, and dark behind, where he’ll be in shadow.