New Scatter Terrain, Part Two (Finished!)

Finished up the new pieces of scatter terrain I started last week. Mostly, I’ve spent a lot of time the last four days or so waiting for glue to dry! Do one stage of greenery, wait for glue, next bit of greenery, wait for glue, add second coat of glue to really secure everything, wait for glue… You get the idea!

First layer of greenery, my usual mix of flock and ground foam, with coarse ground foam bushes. Click for larger.
For a better idea of the heights of the tree trunks. Click for larger.
For a better idea of the heights of the tree trunks. Click for larger.

The bushes are coarse ground foam from Woodland Scenics, soaked in dilute white glue and pressed gently into place, then set aside for at least 24 hours to dry. They’re solid enough once dry you can lift the smaller pieces of terrain by them, although I don’t recommend doing this regularly!

Lichen added to the trees, caveman for scale. Click for larger.

The lichen got hot-glued into place, and I was finally able to declare these terrain pieces done!

All the pieces – three 6″ rock wall pieces, three 3″x2″ fields/gardens, five random-shaped scatter pieces. Copplestone 28mm caveman for scale. Click for larger.
Lower angle to show the heights of the trees. The lefthand tree is about 4.5″ tall, the shorter two are about 3.5″ tall.

2 thoughts on “New Scatter Terrain, Part Two (Finished!)”

  1. You mention giving the coarse ground foam a coat of diluted white glue to hold it all together. There is actually a product that I reviewed, Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement, that is so far as I can tell white glue with the consistency of water. I initially had my reservations about it until I figured out how best to use it. I put it into a spray bottle and then spritz it all over my finished pieces. Instant light coating of dilute white glue over everything. (Don’t forget to rinse out the spritzer!)

    They don’t give it away, by which I mean it is not inexpensive, but I’ve gotten to the point where I’ll always have some on hand as it is so convenient when it is the right tool for the job.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Nick, how is that stuff different from actual diluted white glue? All I see is a much more expensive version of the cheapest (and safest) glue around.

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