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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Bungle in the jungle?
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Florida, United States
Member Since: May 30, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 07:23 PM UTC
Anybody have a source or know some techniques for jungle foilage? I'm working on a Japnese 97 and I'd like to put it in something other than volcanic ash....

I've looked at aquarium plants and while they are a possibility, they just seem not quite right (if you can have that in a 1/35th jungle). Even a good source of palm trees would help.
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Milano, Italy
Member Since: September 02, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 07:35 PM UTC
have a look here...



Hope this helps...
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Member Since: June 01, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 10:26 PM UTC
hey chevalier thats a big difference from winter flak to jungle, lol, anyway the links scoccia sent you are pretty good and if i were you i would take those ideas up, and also the aquariam idea is good too i have seen that done before and that method is very effective, all you need to do is pain the plastic..

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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 12:28 AM UTC
Check out the Splash Gallery - My Charlie Fox has some easy cheap custom foliage.
I'm in the middle of writing an article about how to make it. I've got the text but need to redo a couple of photos.
If you want the text I can email it to you. Just PM me and give me your email address.

I'll email the file to whomever else would like it also. Trying to get it together for a Feature Article.
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Texas, United States
Member Since: January 08, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 06:44 AM UTC
I have several tricks, depending on what plant you are trying to imatate... for jungle broad leaf, i use CYPRESS FERNS... they look just like a palm-tree frond, but are in perfect scale. Just paint the the color green you need. There is also and excellent FEATURES /DIORAMAS article (by demodelbower?) on making Palm Trees and another by GeneralFailure on making tree trunks from wire... both are very top notch articles - here are the links.


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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Member Since: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 07:57 AM UTC
When you need ferns, you can use a plant that's called Asparagus Plumosa. Charles King (Callsign Ti) used it to make pine trees... just take a look :

Making Pine Trees
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Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 05:42 PM UTC
One more topic that was discussed earlier about drying natural plants: here

Mario M.