Posted:  14. 07. 2023.


As promised, the pine tree crafting tutorial is here! I first used the trees in photos of my Verrotwood models (HERE and HERE). I'm always looking to add new environments to my scenic shots. 

If you have any questions, ask in the comments below!

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This is great, much better than whatever was I trying to get something similar! Thanks for making this tutorial!

How did you dry the fern? I’m wondering if it’ll stick to whatever surface it’s drying on…

By Borgnine on 2023 07 14

Thank you so much for this tutorial. Incredibly inspirational. I particularly like the mix of natural roots, florists wire and paperclips to add variation to the trees. I have a real weakness for very delicate but beautiful scenery for gaming, and will be sure to try my hand at these. I mostly play against my wife and she is very careful so we get to enjoy diorama-esque scenery in regular games (but yes, storage is always a pain!)

By Iain on 2023 07 14

Thank you so much for this tutorial. What colors did you use to get the wood colors/tones though ? I always struggle with that.  @ Borgnine ; I think kitchen paper towel would work for drying the leaves.

By Alco on 2023 07 14

@Borgnine - Thank you! I put it between paper towels to soak up as much water as possible, and then left on a plastic tray in a ventilated area for a few days to dry completely. It didn’t stick to anything.

@Iain - I normally go for sturdy plastic terain for gaming so I can be at ease while playing, storing and transporting. But I totally get where you’re coming from! Playing in what’s basically a diorama looks a lot nicer!

@Alco - No idea, honestly. I dumped a bunch of browns, black, and white on my palette and played with them until I got something that looked ok.

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2023 07 15

Just wanted to say thank you for this tutorial. I can’t wait to try this method next week!

By Wolf on 2023 07 18

Those trees look absolutely fantastic! Very tempted to try this technique.

By Warburton on 2023 07 18

@Wolf - You’re welcome!

@Warburton - Thanks!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2023 07 19

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