I’m BACK!! Dry Brushing Bricks Diorama Tutorial


Hey folks! I took a little time off over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. My brother passed away on Thanksgiving day, so I didn’t feel like posting YouTube videos or blog posts was something I wanted to do.

But now I’m back, and I’ve got a Diorama Tutorial just for you! I hope you enjoy.


Brick Mortar Diorama Tutorial


It’s time for yet another diorama tutorial video. This time, we’re doing mortar.. brick mortar that is (as if there is any other). Check out my video below.

Toy Review: Marvel Legends | 12-Inch Spider-Man

Figure Details

  • Character: Spider-Man
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: 12-Inch Marvel Legends
  • Dimensions: 11.5″
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99 Paid: $29.34
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509427864
  • Buy it on Amazon

Total Points of Articulation = 36

  • Articulation – ★★★★★
  • Sculpt – ★★★★★
  • Paint – ★★★★
  • Accessories – ★★★★★

Overall Score – ★★★★

Frosted Glass Tutorial for Dioramas


A quick tutorial I did to show one way of making a frosted glass effect for your diorama windows. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more. I plan on adding to my library of tutorials often.

Ripping Wood Tutorial for Dioramas


I’ve been delving into the world of diorama making over the last year and I’ve noticed there are a lot of folks, myself included, looking for how-to tutorials on some of the techniques folks use to make their dioramas and the props and such. This brought me to decide to start making some of my own videos. Here’s my first video in what will hopefully become a large library of instructional videos. I hope you enjoy. It’s very simple, but a good place to start I think.

The Netflix No-No

Many of you have subscribed to Netflix which has allowed you to take advantage of the thousands of movies and tv shows they provide via DVD or the Watch Instantly feature online. I also have a Netflix account and love the service.

Recently I have gotten several requests to get the Netflix Watch Instantly feature to work at school. Unfortunately, I have to tell those who request this that we cannot do this.

Why Not?

According to the Netflix user agreement on their website, presenting any Netflix service to a classroom of students is against the usage agreement. Below is an excerpt from the user agreement.

 Unless otherwise specified, the Netflix service, and any content viewed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only and we grant you a limited, non exclusive, non transferable, license to access the Netflix service for that purpose. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You may not download (other than through page caching necessary for personal use, or as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms of Use), modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any information contained on, or obtained from or through, the Netflix website

There’s a lot in there but translation shows that it would be a breach of your user agreement if you use your Netflix account at school.

I even called Netflix to double-check that I was interpreting this correct. Unfortunately I have interpreted the agreement accurately. The Netflix employee was very friendly and understood that it would be a great opportunity for our students to have access to their library of videos, but unfortunately their agreement is for personal use only and presentation of Netflix movies in a classroom environment constitutes a public presentation of copyrighted materials.

This means that Netflix is not for school use.

Please take this into consideration if you have a Netflix account and make sure you are in compliance of your user agreement and not putting the district at risk of being in copyright violation.