Friday, 17 May 2013

some Folky WIPs

hadn't forgotten this, just slightly sidelined...

first off, the long planned bit of woodland... even though I have a small area, Silent Invader's excellent FIW woodland on a noticeboard just goes to show what can fit, but I've been a bit more modest - so far...

a test with some sponge... with leaf flock it should look ok I reckon... the sponge is just to give the foliage some body...


and the rest:


I kind of liked the GW plastic trees for their creepiness, so I knew I needed some gnarled big old things and made three using some balsa for the main trunk, lots and lots of wire (god that took a long time) and tissue paper and pva glue... there is some texture in there, it's just hard to see in the pics... as you can see, they are on CD bases, and I may have gone a bit OTT, but go back a couple of hundred years and you should have had some pretty old and big trees out and about... I hope...

and some Woodland Scenics jobbies for some younger growth, this time on minidisc bases, with the join hidden by the same tissue and pva and to help match them up to the larger ones... I have some more of these, but want to see how many I'd really need before I go nuts. The branches on these meant they didn't really look right on CD's, but Silent Invader's ones do continue to inspire...
 

and, for the river section dock, a removable jetty... it slots in perfectly and should give a bit of variety


1 comment:

Gareth the Grot said...

Those trees look great and BIG! The fact that you are scratch-building and converting virtually everything for this project is incredibly impressive.

Actually, I've just finished five Foundry ECW dismounted ironsides to represent Ogilvy & co. I'll get 'em up on the blog this weekend.