Making village scenery is a great way to show off a small model town for a school project or household hobby. Village scenery might include trees, grass, light posts, and vehicles that adorn the structures of the village. Making scenery is not difficult to do, but it does require a fair amount of supplies that might need to be purchased at a hobby store.
Things You'll Need
- Green dye
- Mixing bowl
- Spray glue
- Dead tree sticks
- Hobby glue
- Light posts
- Small die-cast vehicles
- Clear resin
Create grass by pouring sawdust and green dye into a mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients until the sawdust is saturated into a green color that resembles grass.
Add glue to the sawdust. Use a spray glue to saturate the saw dust so that it will stick to the ground of the model village and to the dead tree sticks, which are used to create trees.
Spread a thin layer of grass around areas of the village. Allow the grass to dry in place before adding anything else.
Saturate the dead tree sticks with the glue. Dip the sticks into the mixing bowl of the green saw dust and rotate the top branches so that the saw dust adheres to the sticks. Use multiple layers of glue if necessary until the trees come to life.
Spray the glue adhesive to parts of the village that might have dirt roads. Sprinkle sand over the adhesive and press down firmly on the sand so that the sand sticks well.
Apply a liberal amount of hobby glue to the bottom of light posts. Place the light posts around the roads and on the corners of the village structures. Place vehicles around the village if desired. For example, a nearby schoolhouse might have a school bus on the street.
Paint other scenery, such as ponds or rivers, by using blue paint and a paintbrush. Water can be created by simply painting around the village using blue paint or by applying a thin coat of clear resin to resemble crystal clear water. Other paint colors can be used to fill in missing grass or sand spots.
Tips & Warnings
- People can be added to village scenery as well. They can be purchased at any hobby shop.
- Other, harder to make items, such as water fountains, can be purchased.
- Photo Credit The Village 2 image by mutiarazura from Fotolia.com
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