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Bearing in mind that those trees won't be very big at 1/1400 scale, you may not need to do a lot to scratch them up
I mean, a 60' tree would only be about 1/2" tall at that scale
 

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Yes, they probably won't be very big. so much going on this week and weekend, i don't know if i'll get to it but will try.
 

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I got some time tonight and made up some trees and laid the plaster cloth down. So far, so good.
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Great looking trees! Right on. This is going to be cool.
 

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This probably sounds kind of stupid, but should i use real dirt for the ground cover? I'm wondering about scale and whether or not the real dirt will look to big next to the Enterprise. Also, how do i attach it to the board? You can't glue it can you?
 

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Sift your real dirt to get the smallest particles you possible can. Coffee grounds could work for turned up dirt.

If it were me I'd try a small test.

Mix PVA White glue with water and spray it before and after the dirt, that will hold it down.
 

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Ok, thanks. Great tip. I'll give it a go.
 

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WoW !! Cool Dio .... But th Cliff Hanger ... What happened when they got out ? Data saying Sh$T was hilarious !!! Was that from a Movie .. I can't imagine that was on T.V. ?

Great Concept !! Ooooo This is gonna look Good !!! I just snuck over from th Armor Forum to check this out !!


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I don't want to give the ending away ;) As you can tell i'm not finished with the dirt/ground cover. Man this stuff is messy! The darker streak is soil turned up, maybe too much? This is all new to me so any suggestions are welcome. I got anxious and put some foliage on it just to see what it might look like.

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Looking good - messy, yeah for sure. It'll work out though, keep at 'er.
 

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A couple of shots of the foliage glued on and the bolt to connect the Saucer to the base. I'll get another shot after the glue has dried.

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I attached the Enterprise to the base. i'll start later on the trim work and some final details. I'm surprised at how fast this is going. This contest is good motivation.

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Looking really good, but I'm thinking there should be some scorching along the saucer as well as the dirt smears.
But, after re-watching the video of the actual crash, those scorches would just be along the edges of the saucer
 

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Wow - this is looking really cool - really cool. I think the scale of the forest canopy really works. My eye is being pulled to those light beige 'tree trunks'. I think they are too bright for the scale...

I would also give the edge of the....(trying to find the right term)...mud slide some thought. If you think of the wake of water behind a boat, the displaced earth will roll off to the edge leaving turned up sod, gravel etc....Just another detail to consider.

Really like this man, I know it's a first for you and you are rocking this base!
 

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I dropped those tree trunks in there just to see what the effect would be. I replaces them with darker trunks and it looks better. didn't get time to shoot a picture. I've got scorching on the saucer, you're saying it should be more pronounced?
 

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Maybe just a little. That, or some bigger pictures to show it better.
Agree about the trunks and soil things Scott mentioned.

This is looking really good
 

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Excellent work. I'd like to see more torn up earth behind the saucer. Gotta figure all those tree and rocks being ripped out of the ground would leave a mess behind.

Also for some reason I have a huge desire to buy a Roomba right now. I don't know why!
 

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