Today I would like to talk about the flora in the diorama. This was by far the most interesting aspect of the project for me, for the simple fact that I never attempted anything like this before. At least not on this scale.
Before I could start though, I had to do a lot of research into the subject - on the Internet and in several books. The techniques and approaches were many, but in the end I settled for three types of techniques that I will describe here.
The first approach was buying artificial plants. These are mostly from aquarium ranges. They come in various sizes, types and qualities and the choice depends on the modeler and his intentions.
The second approach is with clump materials of various types. The train hobbyist peoples have been using this stuff for ages with top notch results. Below is a picture of the selection I used
The ivy on the aqueduct is also an artificial product anyone can buy from train or hobby shops. This consists of a mesh that one has to pull apart, cut and tie/glue up to the wall. I found this product to be time consuming, but with a bit of patience the end result is great in my opinion. There are several scales to chose from as well.
Once again, that is all for today. Next week I close this string of articles with some insights on the figures and then I will move on to other projects that I need to complete.
Farewell and good health,