Sunday, August 16, 2015

A stroll in the woods

Here's another stage completed on the diorama base.  I added additional texture to the Sand Paste by gluing some more ballast.
Not only does this provide that extra texture, it also gives a little more structure and strength.

This gives the incline a nice cascade effect.

To help establish the water effect out in front, I thought I would add some pieces of wood, like the little stump in the corner.

This is what we have so far.  I will be using mica flakes and some other leafy textures, since I want to establish a fall theme.  The water will also have leaves floating in it, which will be an entirely new effect for me!!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am going to add more of the small branches.  A few will even be added to the main trees.

These next few steps are going to be more chaotic.  Parts will be getting painted while additional effects are added in.  It will also be super messy!  So, get ready... it's gonna be a wild ride!!!!


  1. I like the setup with the branches.
    From the rear it looks a bit messy, but the front shot is just amazing.

    1. Thanks! Keep in mind that all the maze of different colors is all painted, and also covered in foliage, just like all the bases :-)