Translucent Grasses

Tall grasses are an excellent way to fill in those empty spots in your jungle. The underbrush is just as important as trees are for making a jungle look real, and with something this easy, …

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Psychedelic Mushrooms

Fungi are a lot of fun on the tabletop! Mixing some fungal flavor into your tabletop terrain will make it look much more alien, and ends up being pretty easy (and cheap) to do. Our large mushrooms were made using …

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Puffy Plants

I bet that a lot of you are familiar with this handy material (usually referred to as “granny grating”). It has a lot of uses in terrain making, but isn’t usually used to make vegetation. However, …

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Easy to make Crystal Terrain (part three)

One way we make crystals is by reshaping clear plastic objects. Basically any clear hard plastic item with flat sides can be used in this way. Just a few examples of things that will work are leftover …

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Volcanic Rock

  If you want to do some terrain for a barren waste table, or are trying to simulate the surface of Mars, then volcanic rock is a great material to use. It is most commonly found …

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Working with Plastic Plants (part four)

Making your plants in different sizes is very important to making them look realistic. Sometimes though, it isn't as simple as making a 'taller' version of a smaller plant, or the other way around. If …

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Gelatinous Alien Plants (part four)

Plastic beads are a great source for building materials when making alien looking plants. They come in a very wide variety of sizes and shapes and can be used in many different ways. Some beads …

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Making plants out of soda bottles and straws.

Alien looking plants can be easily made out of old soda bottles. These are simple plants to make and can be made out of recycled materials. All you need are used plastic bottles, scissors (preferably decorative …

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Pressed Plants

Step 1: Find a mold There are several sources for these molds readably available if you know where to look for them. We have only tried this with soft silicone molds so far, but other types …

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Tree Trunks from Rope

This is a simple technique to make tree trunks using rope. This tutorial is intended to give you some ideas and get you started on making your own tree trunks. Start by selecting your rope; …

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