Four Seasons Oak Tree Diorama

Modelling the Seasons

I have always been intrigued by the changes that seasons bring to the world around us but capturing that in model form has proved tricky for me. Winter has always been fun but I had a disastrous encounter with autumn last year. It took many attempts and I was still not happy with it. One issue is that photographers like to pump up the colours and the UK is more a season of browns and yellows than strident reds. I was determinedto get the autumn colouring right this time!

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Materials

The Amazon links are all items I have either bought or bought something similar for myself. Clicking on any links to Amazon will give me a small affiliate income which I use to produce more videos at absolutely no extra cost to yourself. Every little helps!

Tree Wire Armature
28-32 gauge florists’ wire https://amzn.to/2MY5PjU
Brushable Latex Rubber – I got mine from SmoothOn
Ammo by Mig Tracks Primer – a brown primer saves time
A range of Tamiya and Vallejo acrylic paints that I airbrushed through my Iwata Eclipse https://amzn.to/38kdP3M. Although I have linked to Amazon, I bought mine from Airbrushes.com in the UK and have found them very helpful with great support. If you are in the UK, please check them out.

Winter Tree
Noch Grasmaster https://amzn.to/35BFmPF
WWS/Peco Layering spray https://amzn.to/2BLsB8r
10mm WWS Patchy static grass https://amzn.to/2TeZGOA
Noch Snow Paste Ref. 08752 https://amzn.to/2rB4txc

Spring/Summer/Autumn Trees
Woodland Scenic Polyfibre https://amzn.to/3jC9Q9R
Brown Polyfibre – I’m going to be honest, I have no idea where this came from but I do have a sneaking suspicion that I dyed some white quilt polyfibre myself…
WWS/Peco Layering spray https://amzn.to/2BLsB8r
Woodland Scenics Coarse Turf Light Green https://amzn.to/2HMKa8h
Noch Brown Flock 07225 https://amzn.to/3ieHoIx
Noch Light Green Leaves 07142 https://amzn.to/2wjPjiP
Noch Mid Green Leaves 07144 https://amzn.to/2Orzy5o
Noch Autumn Foliage Set 07168 https://amzn.to/2MXBdiH
Noch Reed Assortment 07060 https://amzn.to/2G9mNbE
Chamomile Tea Leaves (straight from the packet) and some very old freeze dried basil.
Plus a range of paints to colour the foliage.

Bases
Sculptamold https://amzn.to/2PvJuKT
Noch Grasmaster https://amzn.to/35BFmPF
WWS/Peco Layering spray https://amzn.to/2BLsB8r
2.5mm Noch Spring Meadow grass 08150 https://amzn.to/3qcaCge
6mm Wild Grass Meadow https://amzn.to/2UDzHlO
6mm Golden Yellow/Beige Grass https://amzn.to/3kpezuw
Noch Snow Paste Ref. 08752 https://amzn.to/2rB4txc
Noch Snow Powder Ref. 08750 https://amzn.to/2LkXUI9

Hedgerows
Scouring Pads https://amzn.to/3d2ARSv
6mm WWS static grass https://amzn.to/2wnBM9i
10mm WWS Patchy static grass https://amzn.to/2TeZGOA
Noch Light Green Leaves 07142 https://amzn.to/2wjPjiP
Noch Mid Green Leaves 07144 https://amzn.to/2Orzy5o
Noch Autumn Foliage Set 07168 https://amzn.to/2MXBdiH



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