In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I made the ground for my 1/64 scale diorama.
The baseboard is just a piece of 5mm thick foam board. I glued on a sheet of diorama ground sheet from the store.
To make the dirt path on these nifty diorama sheets is quite easy. You just get your brush wet with water, and brush over the area you want to make a path.
The water on the ground will soften the turf powder on the surface of the sheet, and you just need to scrape it off with something flat, like a ruler. That’s it! lol
To create a hill, I used a piece of Styrofoam, and made a rough shape of a hill. If you don’t have Styrofoam, you can just crinkle up some aluminum foil and make a hill shape.
To smooth out the surface, I used some air dry clay. (You can do the same with an aluminum foil base as well.)
Once the clay was completely dry, I painted the hill with a path using some acrylic paint.
After the paint dried, I painted some clear drying glue on the path.
And sprinkled some rough sand.
After the glue was completely dry, I shook off the excess sand.
Next, I spread clear drying glue all over green part of the hill. Then, same as the path, I sprinkled some turf powder and waited for the glue to dry completely.
Now I have a beautiful green hill.
On the sides of the path, I decided to put some flowers just like a typical SF scene would. I took some glue on the tip of a tooth pick, and made a line.
Then, little by little, I placed some tiny pieces of colored foliage clusters using tweezers.