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Going green: quick weekend terrain

I've been working on some terrain pieces, namely tree stands and decided to flock them this morning. The trees are a mix of 1:100 and 1: 72 architectural trees I get from my favorite art shop. These were afixed on plywood bases cut into curvy, irregular shapes and texyured with a modelling compound. I had time on my hands this morning and the weather was perfect for doing hobby stuff in our patio.

So I got my glues ready and the flocking materials out. Aside from the sculpting material I used on the plywood bases, I tried to replicate forest vegetation using sawdust, a variety of grasses and foliage from Woodland Scenics and beach sand plus other found materials. I wnt to avoid a one-toned hue of grass green so I mixed three colors to come up with the effect. Here are some wip pictures.

Nothing fancy and the results are ok.















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  1. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing! Very encouraging, and inspiring. Cheers!

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