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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm

I want to add it is a good idea to organize a bits box. Some items are not available all year and best purchased at discount or in bulk.

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Halloween spider rings and bats

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Bones and skulls

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textures and extra cast detail parts

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You most likely will have some left.

https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... gLIWvD_BwE

link for tin caps

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I like the tin caps because they are thin. These are old Mage knight figures modified with Woodland Scenic tree armatures. I needed 24 for a LOTR scenario.

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Paper towel roll and hot glue

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If you make the large trees from PVC they make nice smoke projectors.
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Re: Plants

Post by LordDust » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am

I don't have pictures handy, but I buy a few sizes of washers in bulk packs from the big box hardware stores. I attach my greenery or other terrain bit with a wee bit of hot glue, then if needed dress the base up with a bit of PVA. I then paint the base and/or flock it or add texture with sand or small stones. They look really nice at table distance, they have enough heft to sit in place, they are very low cost (small bags are around a buck each and bulk boxes can be about 5), and they are the right size to rapidly arrange things in most convenient arrangements. I will also occasionally use a larger washer with a few plants attached. Lasty, while I don't use magnets for storage myself, you can get the cheap magnetic sheets from a craft store which will keep them from scooting around in a drawer.

I buy railroad stuff when it is a good price (s and ho scales primarily, sometimes some things in o are okay), Amazon, Ali express, and Wish.com all have various trees and plants for cheap if you shop around a bit. I too also raid the craft stores when things are on discount or I have a coupon. The "animal tubes" they have at Joannes and Michaels have a few varieties that are very useful. They have a dinosaur skull one that makes for decent dragon skulls for 25-28mm, a sea creatures one that you can mount on small stands, there is actually a dragon one for small dragons, a bug one for giant insects (a must for any fantasy jungle), etc. The tubes are usually ten bucks, but you can buy them with 50-70% off coupons. As others have posted, a lot of the mini decor those places carry can also be used, sometimes with minimal work done to it.

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Re: Plants

Post by dice4hire » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:49 am

I wish the craft shops here in Japan had stuff like that. I will check and maybe I can get a few gems too.
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Re: Plants

Post by Runeweaver » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Love posts like this!

Very cool ideas guys.

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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 pm

zenako wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Found something similar at Joanne's

https://www.joann.com/boxwood-mat-x300- ... od&start=1

This type of product can be found in many floral sections in shops like these. I found mine for real cheap on clearance for like 75% off. I grabbed all they had at the time a few years back.
I will stop by Joanne's later in the week :D

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June and I stopped by Micheal's on the way back from lunch. Some of the Spring line is on the shelf.I liked the water fall. There were some nice mushrooms too.
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Re: Plants

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:07 pm

AS we are not as crafty as some here and for our trees we glue them to GW style mini bases which are either weighed down with a penny coin or putty inserted onto the bottom of the base.

We pick the smallest base that the tree will sit on
hope the picture shows what we mean :)

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We have the intention of painting it to match the tree roots. We are also considering adding some greenstuff to the edges to breakup the clean lines.

For your Palm trees you could drill a hole in the base and as previously suggested glue a washer to the bottom.
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Re: Plants

Post by zenako » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 pm

Found something similar at Joanne's

https://www.joann.com/boxwood-mat-x300- ... od&start=1

This type of product can be found in many floral sections in shops like these. I found mine for real cheap on clearance for like 75% off. I grabbed all they had at the time a few years back.

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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:51 pm

More bark bases

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Look for thorns at Halloween.

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paint the plastic plants

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John removed some of the snow from the sale Christmas trees.

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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Excellent ideas everyone. Thank you!

Those ferns are really nice. I can't find them on the Michael's website though. :(

I might pick up those trees from Amazon... hmmm....
I could not find them on line I saw them in the store
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Re: Plants

Post by AnimeSensei » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 pm

Excellent ideas everyone. Thank you!

Those ferns are really nice. I can't find them on the Michael's website though. :(

I might pick up those trees from Amazon... hmmm....
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