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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
Hosted by Darren Baker
leaves
whiterook
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 10:59 AM UTC
If you'er makeing a hard wood tree go to a craft store and get some "mini gyp". YOU can paint it any color you want then glue it to the tree.
If you'er makeing a pine tree buy "caspia".These are dried flowers that you'er local craft store should have.Good luck.



gunnerk19
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Maine, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 11:11 AM UTC
OK, don't laugh but, I was in my kitchen and was looking at my spice rack... If your'e looking for good leaves, especially fallen ones, I personally am going to try some oregano or basil... spread it out and give it a light coat of some autumn colors to put on my M1 air intakes and scattered on the ground for my dio... seems to be the right size for 1/35 scale (hey, us modelers can make something out of ANYTHING...) :-)
PLMP110
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 11:16 AM UTC
I've used oregano and basil also. I even made grass with dill weed once. These things do work well, but they sure make a model smell funny.

Patrick
mj
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 10:04 AM UTC
Oregano and Basil are great, and I've used Parsley as well. Hadn't thought about the Dill Weed for grasses - that's a good idea!

I have used MM flat coat over the entire dio/vignette after using the spices. It protects the paint job, and hides the "spicey" smells.

Mike

whiterook
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 10:30 AM UTC
Enough with the basil& org.Iwas just trying to help.

Belgian
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 06:14 PM UTC
For fallen leaves I use real leaves. I picked them up from my front yard and crushed them into very small pieces in a zip lock bag.
Here is a vignette I used it in for the first time.
http://groups.msn.com/digitaldioramas/belgiansstuff.msnw
FAUST
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 10:00 PM UTC
Belgian

first of all welcome in the group

Those real leaves don`t look bad at all. Great idea maybe I will use that too in the future

but I have another question: the wall that you have in your dio is that scratch built or did you buy it? It`s a lovely scene really great work

Belgian
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 10:40 AM UTC
Faust,

I scratch built it with plaster. I had a piece left over and just broke it to make it look like a broken wall.
The base is also plaster with celluclay on top. Then covered with coffee grounds and some rocks. After that I painted the ground and washed and drybrushed it. I kept on adding colors until it looked good.
I'm considering submitting it in the contest. But the only windows that show are in the background. I'm not sure if that will pass.
penkala
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 03:42 AM UTC
spieces are the BEST materials for leaves!!!!!