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 a large building (part two)

As a general note all of the window openings on this structure were made 2” high. This is probably a little larger than they should be scale wise, however any smaller and they would be …

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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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Silk Flower Vegetation

If you are tired of playing on tables that look like Earth, one of the easiest ways to get an alien appearance is to use silk flowers to make this vegetation. It also has the …

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Gelatinous Alien Plants (part two)

Foliage clumps are a very useful item to have when making vegetation. They can be used in many different ways to make many different plants. We used decorative plastic pebbles to make these. They were …

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Gelatinous Alien Plants (part three)

This technique is very similar to the foliage clump one. This time instead of making randomly shaped clumps we have intentionally rolled the plastic beads into cigar shaped roles. The first step in making these is …

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“True Scale” Apartment Building

There is just something about a really large building that brings a city fight table to life. Without it, you're left with just a village fight table, and that just doesn’t have the same ring …

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Easy to make Crystal Terrain (part two)

Making random objects look like crystals is actually a little easier than it sounds. There are lots of ordinary clear or tinted items that require almost no effort to repurpose as crystal terrain. These were made …

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