Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Dreadwood

Another cheap scenery post today. As I finished the Hakk Tee Mehl Idol, I knew I couldn't let it be just that way. I had recovered a pinch of DAS putty, but I still had most of 1 Kg. remaining (and totally dried! It was just a solid brick)

Some time ago I had done this with a branch:

This is how it all started
A solo project whith no continuation for a couple of years... until now. I got some more branches from a local park (one of them particularly speeded up my imagination, you'll see what I mean), a few old unusable CDs... and lots of water for the DAS putty! It is indeed recoverable, no matter what. Amazing. This is what I got:

Well, now it looks somehow even more creepy than I intended
Though I managed to bring the DAS back to life, there was a setback. Due to the huge amount of water required for that, you have to let it dry for 24 h. or even more. So the process is kinda slow. After priming (black first and grey later) and basing, you get something like this:

Begins to have texture
Some colour for the sand!

Tunguska!
I added some shades in browns and brownish green, then another swift grey spray primer (the educated painter would have used an airbrush. I don't have such commodities, so I have to improvise!) and some grass and flock. This is what I finally got. Miniatures for scale:

I feel that, though grey works for that dead, scary appearance, they need more a brownish look, specially the big last one. Hm, I may put some work on that one.

For the moment, for a general view...




Well, cheap and easy, cannot say anything else! They still have no clear place in my urban board, but I think I can handle that...

19 comments:

  1. Nice work Suber - must give something like this a go sometime. My CD jungle tiles have molted all their aquarium foliage as I just stuck it down with a small blob from a hot glue gun

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    1. Ouch! Then you need a new jungle!! :D
      Thanks!!

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  2. Looks good Suber, but I reckon you should add a wash or two to the trees. I reckon it'll really make them "pop" as they say :)

    Great idea and execution man!

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    1. Thanks, but I agree, they need a little more variation, that grey is excessively grey. Hmmm, will have to work on that...

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  3. Very nice work, I love little characterful pieces of scatter scenery like this. I agree that maybe a little brown (maybe even green) wash may add something more to them.

    At some point down the line I was planning on using small branches on cd's as clumps of trees and possibly trying to blend some of the Woodland Scenics tree armatures I have lying around onto them as branches. And some boulder piles on cd's too, but these are plans for way off when I have some time/motivation.

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    1. Thank you! Well, I totally encourage you to do so, this is most rewarding!

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  4. nice set, and cheap! that is really important with this hobby xD

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  5. Looks great. Great idea to.

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    1. Thanks! As you can see it takes no effort! :)

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  6. Nice, very very nice...and clever!

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    1. Thank you! You have to visualize some things in advance, but once you get an idea, the rest is easy!

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  7. Giving the forest look without obscuring the minis with an overhead canopy. That looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks! I may also want some more living trees too... and foliage... and lots os stuff!!! Oh my...

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  8. Agricultural Earthshade will reall sort them out; followed by a light drybrush of either tyrant skull or long beard grey; trust me!

    The do look great!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I certainly have to do something, will give a look at your suggestion :)

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  9. Goodness me ... a tree (and trees) never looked this good and that's the truth. Nice! :)

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    1. Thank you, haha! I go everyday back and forth next to a park, but I have stopped picking branches, or I'll end up myself stuck in a 28 mm forest!

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