I am starting with the papercraft Ebbles Miniatures Utility Shuttle as a base for my build. It is available for free here ( https://www.genetmodels.com/ebbles-miniatures-2009-2010-models/ ).
Its going to be broken somehow. Looks like I will need a larger base! I was imagining it crashed into an alien jungle with cargo all over the place. Decades old. Lots of moss and vines.
(The miniatures for scale are from Core Space).
My spaceship crash site needs some trees!
These trees looked too uniform and the sparse flocking was too bright green. Also, the stems were shiny. My solution was to douse them in rubbing alcohol and put them in a baggie for a few hours. After that, I was was able to remove the flocking quite easily.
I spray painted the tree armatures with brown and then tan paint. I then reflocked them a couple different ways. I ended up doing all of them with the flock “bushes” (far right). The second to the far right was flocked with loose flock and it was messy and did not turn out that well. Chunkier flocking is way easier to use.
I hot glued them to metal washers. The larger trees got a magnet in the base, so they could be modular.
After that, I glued sand and crushed glass for rocks (a Dollar store find).
Update: These trees were not used on this project.. but I am glad I made them!
The crashed spaceship is finished! You can see photos on this post:
I am an outdoorsy geek. Which is not rare at all. In fact, outdoorsy geeks are some of my favorite people 🙂