How to Model Cattails Cattails or bulrushes are found along the edge of many waterways. They are easy to model from scratch and adding the flower heads makes a huge difference. We’ve already looked at modelling reeds (you can see that here) but now we are looking at modelling the flowering stem – the bulrush […]
Modelling water plants
How to Model Water Lilies from Scratch We’ve looked at water lilies a couple of times already using: Noch Laser Cut Minis JTT Scenery This time we are doing the old fashioned way from scratch using paint, paper and brass tube. This method gives a really three dimensional look. This method is based on one
How to Model Deadfall or Sunken Branches Deadfall or sunken branches can be found in most rivers or streams as well as many lakes and ponds. They get jammed in along edges, rocks or into each other. They are easy to model using natural materials, preferably those that have been weathered outside for a while.
How to Model Water and Riverside Plants This week we are looking at waterside plants again, this time using Noch Water and Riverside Plants (#14052). It’s a packet of 17 plants for around £10. Whilst not cheap, they are all finely detailed and easy to pick up and plant on your diorama. The Real World
How to Model Waterside Plants using Noch Laser Cut Minis Water plants are found in three areas: In the water itself, such as water lilies In the water margins, such as reeds and rushes or water knot weed On the damp edges of the water So far in this series we have looked at water
How to Model Reeds Reeds or rushes are found alongside most waterways but especially slower moving bodies of water such as canals, ponds or lakes. We’ve already looked at a few methods to model them: These can be quite expensive to fill up large expanses so now we’re looking at a much cheaper way using
How to Model Dead Reeds or Rushes If you are modelling late summer through the winter/early spring then you will often see stands of dry dead reeds or rushes along the edge of waterways. These are easily modelled using any long grass product but I used Busch HO 7375. It is clumped together so it
How to Model Bulrushes using Busch plastic models This week we are looking at bulrushes again but this time using a plastic injection moulded kit from Busch: Rohrkolben (# 1256). They are quite flat but can be put on your in place in a couple of ways that make them look quite real when massed together.
How to Model Bulrushes using Noch Laser Cut Minis This week we’re looking at how to model bulrushes using Noch Laser Cut Minis. They are easy to apply and build up an effective mass of rushes, however, they are not cheap. The items I used were Noch Schilf 14102 (HO scale) and 14608 (N scale).
How to Model Water Lilies using JTT Scenery This week we are looking at how to model water lilies again but this time using JTT Lily Pads (Part No. 95537). They are paper lily pads on wires so can be embedded into the resin to give a very different look to last week’s Noch Laser