Every artist has secrets that are never to be divulged. However, despite a few "tricks" he wants to keep to himself, Jean-Claude Baudier has been quite keen to give others advice, and has shared his knowledge with the readers of Auto modélisme, a French magazine specializing in miniature cars.
Two of the publication's articles are available online, by clicking on the links below. They recount the creative process behind two of Chrono 43's most extraordinary creations, both for their size and their complexity.

The real secrets behind such beautiful dioramas tend to lie in the designer's imagination. He will need to find often unexpected materials, which will prove perfect - with talent and meticulous attention to detail - to emulate reality on a very small scale.

Jean-Claude does not use anything very sophisticated, just wood, paint, and recycled materials. But his extreme dedication to getting each detail exactly right and a great fineness of execution make Chrono 43's dioramas incredibly realistic, creating an astonishing illusion of movement. As you will see for yourself when looking at some of the pictures on this site, it is sometimes hard to tell the miniature model from the real thing. All this, thanks to hours and hours of hard work, as you will be able to find out in the articles below...

This article about the work behind the Le Mans 1993 diorama was published in the April-May 1996 issue of Auto modélisme magazine.
Click on the magazine cover to read the article, which is currently only available in French.

Other pictures of this diorama, including some full-size ones, are available in the "creations" section. Click "here" to access them directly.

This article, which was published in the June 2000 issue of Auto modélisme magazine, describes the making of the diorama re-creating the 1937 edition of the 24 heures du Mans.
Click on the magazine cover to read the article, which is curently only available in French.

Other pictures of this diorama, including some full-size ones, are available in the "creations" section. Click "here" to access them directly.

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