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Re: Plants

Post by NiandoBG » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:50 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm

If anyone has any awesome things I should look into purchasing, I'd be happy to hear it. I'm looking for an overgrown, magical jungle feel. Kind of like Chult, Ixalan, etc. Ruins and overgrowth.
Hi AnimeSensei,

I bought most of my trees together with dinosaur toys.
Here is the best offer I found. Both trees as well as the Dinosaurs have a good size.
(Warning, the link is from the German Amazon Site)

https://www.amazon.de/PAMASE-Dinosaurie ... +spielzeug


@ oldent I really like you water bases. I don’t have the time to make such beautiful pieces and most likely I do not have the skill to make such amazing terrain. Very cool 8-)

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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:33 pm

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Mike made these with foam core.

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I use MDF because I can get a nice edge.
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Re: Plants

Post by Oldent » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm

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I used to use tin caps. However, they are obsolete and difficult to find. They were very flat and wide enough for a tree/plant base. The tin cap is blue. I used hot glue as an adhesive.

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I made this batch for use with water.

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They were finished with true blue craft paint and mod podge.

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this set of bases were cut from MDF

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wood and tin cap bases

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I recommend Green stuff Word texture rollers oven dried clay and cookie cutters.You may choose different textures to match which ever DF tile you want. The cookie cutter style clay cutters are available in many different shapes and sizes.

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I use a 3/4 inch round cutter for the crystal ball.

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This cutter is a good match for the pools.

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A Green stuff Word roller was used to create the base.

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/22-te ... lling-pins
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/creative ... ztec-ruins
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/creative ... olling-pin
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/creative ... ungle-base
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/inici ... steel.html
http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/101-punches
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Re: Plants

Post by zenako » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:05 pm

A few quick suggestions. I had picked up on a seasonal clearance some of those types of sheets of vegetation like in your last photo. I did a couple of things with them. I cut one into strips and left them all connected together for quick hedgerows or lines of bushes. Loose enough to push a mini thru, but dense enough to act as cover if needed. I also cut some into individual bushes and just left the grid to support them. If you cut the support grid judiciously it can act as a base.

As for those individual trees. I tended to grab a normal base and some heavy duty washers and cut a hole in the base to fit the stem, and glue that tree into the plastic base and then glue the washers under the base to give it heft and make it resistant to tipping. The nice thing about this type of terrain is that it is very robust and you have zero worries about it taking meaningful damage if hit or dropped. I will see if I have any shots of those things later.

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Re: Plants

Post by AnimeSensei » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:58 pm

Sorry Law, but I'm stealing some of your pics here. By doing a Google image search, it appears most of what I find is people just putting the fauna straight on the tiles or wedging inbetween the DF tiles. Is this the best way to go?

Some of the stuff I ordered had bases; I'll probably keep those, but everything else I what I'm looking for feedback on. I'll most likely base the palm trees because ...trees. But I've never done this before (I usually just buy stuff I can use out of the box) and they have that peg on the bottom. Should I just get some greenstuff and sculpt bases on washers for them to sit in/on?

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Plants

Post by AnimeSensei » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm

So I just bought some aquarium/terrarium plants to make some "jungle" type of setups. It's my first time buying them for this purpose. All of my other vegetation are either flocked trees or freestanding.

How do you all incorporate these plants in your terrain? Do you put them on bases? Just stick them inbetween DF tiles? Sticky-tack them on? Any help would be appreciated so I get some ideas on how I would like to proceed before modding these things and locking into an idea.

If anyone has any awesome things I should look into purchasing, I'd be happy to hear it. I'm looking for an overgrown, magical jungle feel. Kind of like Chult, Ixalan, etc. Ruins and overgrowth.

Here's what I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JQ ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DV ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078X ... UTF8&psc=1

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