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I tried my hand at modeling some terrain. I have never done this before but gave it a shot.
I used the lid of a protein bottle as the base. (which i haven't cleaned up yet). I used some model train train foam to sculpt the hills and water holes.
I created the long grass from some cheap paintbrushes and made the tree with a tree kit the bushes and flowers were made using tree foliage. I used the water from a model train hobby set and added some small stones and foliage to the water to look like real water.
Very good. I like the fact you've used several different colours and types of ground coverage and not just covered it in static grass. I also like the moss on the rock.
Another thing you can use for tall grass is unwound hawsaw-layer rope. Might be a little cheaper than using paintbrushes.
Good job, look forward to seeing more.
I agree this is really well done, i'm really liking the autumn colors.
Thanks for the compliments and suggestions.
The rope is a good idea. The brushes I bought were cheap house brushes but I had a real problem making them spread out like real weeds.
Fantastically done. *rep*.
How did you do the pond water? looks really good.
As omgitsduane has said, the Autumn colours are a good idea.
To me its seems id walk outside and see the same colours, as its rich with them, and more realistic than the GW scenery.
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I used enchanted blue and mixed it with grey and painted the divot and a 1/4 inch around it with the mix. I used tiny pieces of dark grey and highlighted them with light gray and placed them in the divot after everything was dry. I used tiny pieces of green tree foliage and put them in there too. I used some 'real water' gloop stuff that was in a $15 terrain kit used for model trains and slowly poured it in to avoid bubbles, it evaporates a lot so I suggest add in a second time as well. I added the weeds when the first pour was half dry.
I then painted the terrain, and did the rest. It is much easier to do the water completely and paint over any over paint of the blueish water. Otherwise you can have brown underneath your water and it will look goofy.
In a perfect world all terrain would be done that nice and realistic. Great job!
The only problem I have with this piece of terrain is what you used for the moss... Moss on a rock is always a nice touch, but unfortunately your material doesn't scale down appropriately to be moss on a rock..
Remember that Moss almost looks like fresh cut grass. And I am talking about the fine grass. Well almost..
As you can see from this image, the rock appears at the same scale as your rock as viewed in the picture, but doesn't apepar as abbrasive as the material you used does..
Just my $0.02
I would have probably gone with a little bit of green yellow mix of flock glued in spots.
Rep plus for a great piece regardless.
The grass on the moss was an accident. The moss I originally used was just 'blended turf' from woodland scenics. I added static grass afterwards and blew it off and it stuck to the still wet turf and turned into grassy moss (which i still liked and wasn't about to make yet another rock). This is the rock I originally modeled out of wet foam and painted up with the moss technique that i think you would appreciate.
Sorry for the pic quality, poor lighting at night.