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Today I want to show you a simple, easy and quick way to produce your
own hanging plants (aerial roots, lichen, etc.) for caves and dungeons and
similar base concepts.
A ball of
wool (or bits of it), scissors, tweezers, superglue and – optional – a hobby
knife and/or toothpicks
is pretty much forward – take a short piece of wool, place it on the desk and
split the single strands piece by piece to the size that fits the scale of your
model. The toothpick is a handy tool here but not mandatory. For more realism
produce strands of different thickness.
As soon as
you have produced enough pieces, prepare some superglue on sticky tape (or some
such) and grab your tweezers. Take the wool pieces with the tweezers, dip the end,
that will be attached to the base, in the superglue and place it on the base.
For me, it was a bit tricky at the beginning but with some practice, it’s easy.
step: With an additional step of varnish (even before priming), the single strings
of the wool stick together and produce a moister overall appearance.
I place my
strands at the basing stage of the project as one of the last steps due to the
fragility and prime it afterwards, but it should also be possible to produce
some strands off the base, prime and paint them separately.
reading and see you soon,