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Not-so-dread Gazebo

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Hey, don't normally do WIPs, so forgive me if I skip steps, but I started working on my gazebo from Bones 4.

 

Built up a cork base and mounted on some basswood (slightly harder than balsa):

 

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I'm going to be using this as blocking terrain in Kings of War, so I don't really need any interior functionality.

 

I got a Rivendell vibe from this, so I'm going to load it up with some greenery. First step is covering the rock parts with a gritty paste:

 

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Just left the steps exposed and some edges.

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3 hours ago, pinkymadigan said:

 

I got a Rivendell vibe from this, so I'm going to load it up with some greenery. First step is covering the rock parts with a gritty paste:

 

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Loving the direction you're going with it. Definitely agree about the Rivendell vibe. Here's a couple of screenshots of the gazebo in Rivendell from The Fellowship of the Rings for further vibeage:

 

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8 hours ago, CorallineAlgae said:

 

Loving the direction you're going with it. Definitely agree about the Rivendell vibe. Here's a couple of screenshots of the gazebo in Rivendell from The Fellowship of the Rings for further vibeage:

 

 

Suppose that's why it gave the vibe! Always had a decent memory for aesthetics.

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Tonight's progress is small. Zenithal prime, plus green over top the grassy areas:

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And then some gap filling I had neglected earlier but was now bothering me. Used Vallejo's plastic putty:

 

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See how bad I am about WIPs?

 

I think this is the next pic I got, started highlight and shade layers.

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And then layered some extra ground colors in:

 

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Next, basic ground cover:

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Then decided to try something a bit different. I want a dry white bush look. Got some lighter lichen, mixed in some white paint.

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With that done, I started cutting it up and placing it.

 

 

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More less what I wanted, but I wanted to bring some of the browns and greens into my white bramble bushes. 

 

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Not really sure I'm done, the bushes lost some height, I think I might add some more back around the gazebo itself.

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