This project is a 1:220 scale diorama of Monteriggioni villa from Italy, based off the Assassin’s Creed 2 video game. Diorama dimensions are, 54 inches square. Start date 2015 still on going. 
I am embarking on a mammoth project to recreate the Assassin’s Creed Monteriggioni Villa from AC2. The task is to recreate all the villa including the residential buildings and shops; the model will be constructed out of balsa wood primarily but other materials will be incorporated. The scale of this model is, (z scale 8mm is 6ft) all the dimensions and imagery comes directly from the game, I.E. the dimensions were calculated by the arduous task of working the streets of the game, going to every building using the inbuilt GPS function to get a with depth and height of the structure. The images were taken with my digital camera because not many images exist on the internet showing the level of detail I need. This will include the defences, shops, the main Villa including interior and all the surrounding landscape. But that is not all, there will be all the main characters and the three guilds, all in correct period dress with weapons in the correct scale.

Assassin’s Creed Villa Diorama


Iain Shields

Work Time 

Estimated time, 4,500+ hours


Scratch-built model 




Static Modeling


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