First attempts at terrain and things
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Hey people. This is my first terrain piece. I quickly cobbled something together to see if I enjoy building terrain/dioramas. It's been fun so far. I love details! This has been put on hold so I can organize my workspace. I can't wait to get back at it though. Lots of work to be done.

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#2
I used oil dri from the garage for stone. 4ish dollars for fortyish lbs. It has accepted white glue well. Screened it for size, picked some flat ones for a pathway (they are sandable too). Painted the veg green.


 
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Aand some pics of what I hope to be the start of a dangerous terrain entry. I want to do a crappy rope bridge over a raging torrent. I laid some primer mist and that's about it. Thanks for looking. All c/c'isms welcome

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Made some veg "plugs" with jute, temporary thread and glue. They're like hair transplants for scenery. I used a tapered toothpick to get the right size. I dilluted wood glue for better penetration into the tied end. It was a little time consuming but I was happy with the result. I singed one of them for a wispy wheat look. I made a couple of the rope bridge pieces from the same material by twisting it together with glue to help keep it from fraying excessively. Looks like rope and much better than thread so it was a success.

Using pop sticks I snapped or cut planks for the bridge to test using wood stain on them. I'll use a handplane to get a slice of loosely grained wood to get a more roughed up look, I hope. I had to clean out a jar for the stain so I tested the oil dries ability to suck up the gloss. One is kind of like slate and one is like some sort of metallic space rock. One was just penetrated further with thinner from the swab I used to clean the jar and had most of the metal flakes on it.


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#4
This is looking really good! I like the idea to make your own tall grass clumps. You grass seems very uniform in color -- perhaps dry brushing it with a little green would help break that up a little bit.
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