1/76th scale orchard for dioramas, film and video productions
It all starts off with an idea, some old fruit trees and then some scatter. We wanted to build a 1/76th scale orchard which really looked wintery and cold. We wanted to show how the effects could be built up from scratch.
We used tiny tree's. The width of the trunks is just 6-10mm.
We used diverse materials as tobbaco and tea leaves for the floor scatter on the floor.
For the green moss we used dyed ground natural sponge.
Below are shown three clear stages of snow application from left to right.
It's so simple to get this great effect of light snow blown 'between' the scatter and 'ground-grasses'
We applied the snow powder lightly and then tapped the base so that the snow powder settles 'between' all of the green and brown scatter.
Then we 'fixed' the powder to create the look of light snow but between the ground-cover.
We simply sprayed a clear adhesive from above to make it all solid.
Simple and easy and 100% realistic.
Because our snow powder has a scale weight, it goes beteween the ground scatter and grasses.........
Then...... we decided that we would have more snowfall!
Carefully we added more snow powder.
Then we carefully tapped the sides of the Diorama so that the light coating of fresh snow falls into the reccesses again.
Then we applied the adhesive sparay from overhead to 'fix' the snow.
Then......we wanted to make yet more snow!
Again we applied a small amount of powder and then carefully allowed the hairspray adhesive to fall onto the Diorama.
This time, you can see where the trees have protected the ground from the falling snow.
Also, the adhesive has dripped from the branches and made holes through the snow on the ground.