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I keep hearing the lyrics to I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester when I see this pic. :) 

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This Post Is Dedicated To Winter Terrain Ideas

 

 

(...Since Ed has indicated during some recent Terrain Tuesday shows that winter things are what he would like to work on next after the trebuchet.)

 

 

I did some winter terrain a great long while ago. The ponds might be the most interesting element. (The other things pictured are repurposed Christmas village pines; a basic white table cloth; and EPS foam slab hills.)

 

The ponds are made from light fixture diffusion plastic. They get painted in a sneaky way on the textured side. Then they are flipped over (smooth side up) for a nice reflective surface. I am sorry about the poor quality of minis included for size/scale in the pix. There wasn't much else available.

 

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Happy little tree reflections ^ and everything. Just like a painting.

 

 

Here is the pond from the very first picture, balanced on something, held up above the table. 

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This lets us see that the plastic material is all of ^ TWO millimetres ^ thick. Dropping one of these on the table is almost as good as putting down an ACME Labs Portable Hole on a bridge, ....Instant Pond on a flat surface. 

 

There are some tiny patches of Woodland Scenics brand snow in a few places on the top surfaces, at corners. These ponds are not 100% a painting project, just mostly.

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This Post Continues With The Winter Terrain Ideas

 

 

(...Since winter things are perhaps next up for Terrain Tuesday)

 

I raided my sketch books looking for Winter-ish things. This first one was part of Inktober 2019.

 

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Lonely Menhir standing in the snow

 

 

 

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Strange Two-Level Stone Table with some of its legs drowned in a cold, cold pond

 

Somebody probably ought to figure out the legs a little better...I was just making it up as I go along. In theory two of them are standing on the lower table.

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Winter Ideas III

 

It is hard to think of “Winter Terrain” that is something more than ordinary terrain that has had ice and snow slathered all over it. 

 

Then I typed “ ice castles “ into an image search. 

 

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I have no idea how to sculpt or build anything like that ^ from scratch. But it makes good photo reference for the way snow and ice can have blue shadows. 

 

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A thought for the show might be to take Terrain items like the pillars of good / evil (77246 & 77247), the well of chaos (77136), or the big tree from Bones IV and winterize them. Paint them up but with snow, frost, icicles, etc. mostly covering the paint job. Those might make good props / set dressing for wintery photos. 

 

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Snow drifts...

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This picture inspired a thought. Build things (ordinary terrain things) half-height (or less) to look as if they are embedded in the base ground. The base could be foam or a thick piece of MDF...whatever is handy. 

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This got mentioned today on Terrain Tuesday.  A possible notion for a future build (leaving this here as research for Ed):

 

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The Guard ^ Shack from Hogan's Heroes. There at the left edge of the frame, with red and white stripes, big enough for two(?) guys, or one Luftwaffe Sergeant Major (Hauptfeldwebel)** Hans Schultz is the guard shack.  I read somewhere the set was built in sunny Southern California; all the snow is 1:1 scale terrain basing effects or paint.

 

**Looked it up.

 

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