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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
Hosted by Darren Baker
'Nam foliage
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Texas, United States
Member Since: September 15, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 07:20 PM UTC
I need some advice on types and places to get useable foliage for Vietnam dioramas. Any vets out there and guys that have built some dios feel free to chip in. Not looking for lichen stuff, something that looks pretty real. For my european dios I have used H & K pine boughs and dried leaves. Also hand made bushes and trees using twigs and caspia.
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 10:18 PM UTC
I have seen some foilage at the Michaels crafts store in their dried foilage section that I think would work well for palms and other plants.
Take a look their. I am going to try this stuff in some Pacifc dios in the future.

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Virginia, United States
Member Since: May 27, 2003
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 08:58 AM UTC
Blaster, I have the same question......however I am doing a vietnam (small dio) for a gift for a friend. So I have been looking at varoius books for ideas......Vietnam has everything from rice paddies, to jungles, to diciduous forests that looked like california! So I don't know what I'm doing!!!
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Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: June 16, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 11:56 AM UTC
Check out local craft stores and look for various dried plants and moss. You can use a lot of them to create different types of forests or jungles. You may also be able to pick up some plastic plants from a pet/fish store. Some of them look really convincing in 1:35 scale.
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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 02:10 PM UTC
I've even heard of people going to the fish store and getting the plastic plants used in aquariums.

If you want to go scratch built I've written an article on tropical plant making. Eagle is working on posting it soon. If you want a sneak peak PM me.
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Member Since: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2003 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Eagle is working on posting it soon

Scott is right ! I hope to be able to post the article by the end of this week. I've been away for some days, but I'm back now. I start to work on several articles next coming days.... prepare for some good ones !