Bocage Hedgerows

A hedge is actually just a series of trees that have been planted closely together in a line. Why not take this same approach when modeling a hedge in miniature? The real advantage of doing …

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Grapevines

Grapevines are a useful piece of terrain! Unfortunately, most of the ones that are commercially available are clunky and don’t look like real vines at all. The following tutorial will show you how to easily …

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15mm Trees (part four)

Twisted wire brush trees are another really great tree to add to your collection. Many readymade trees are based on some sort of twisted wire brush design. If you look around there is a very …

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15mm Trees (part three)

Nature repeats patterns over and over again. Does a tree look like flowers, or do flowers look like trees? Why not take advantage of this and make some really easy miniature trees. If you can wait for the …

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15mm Trees (part two)

Now that you have a nice flexible tree armature it’s time to paint and flock it. Flexible trees have several advantages over their more rigid brethren. For starters they are very hard to break, since …

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15mm Trees (part one)

Working with smaller-scale vegetation is very similar to their larger-scale cousins, but with a few interesting differences. It’s all about finding or making suitable armatures and applying flock to them. Some items make great armatures …

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3D Printed Crystal Files

After getting several requests, we have decided to post the files for the crystals you can see here. The small crystals are what we used for that post. You can modify or take it as-is. The …

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Making a Small Crystal Mold

We designed these crystals to be very simple to make and easy to manipulate. All of the crystals were given a vertical orientation for several reasons. The most obvious reason is that it is easier to make …

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Internally Texturing Cast Crystals

  If you have some crystal molds and want to make some really interesting or different looking crystals, internal texturing may just be what you’re looking for. There are a ton of different materials you could use, …

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Lava Experiments

Recently we decided to start up our lava experiments again, trying out some  ideas we've had stored away. We've had more misses than hits, but we're inching closer and closer to improving our lava. If you missed our original tutorial, …

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