Our theme for the first quarter of 2023 is Landscaping. QC’s own Michelle Miller has put together two different styles of a backyard oasis for you to practice or refine your landscaping skills. In conjunction with the free project, we’re having a Great Landscaping Giveaway Challenge (more info here).
Instructions for the scenes shown above have been posted on the QC groups.io group in the files area. Look for them there! We’ve also gathered some “oldies but goodies” from our files on landscaping, including our landscaping month from 2011 and our Spring Free Project from 2017 and put them there as resources for you.
Looking for inexpensive landscaping materials? Here’s a link for some that we found: https://www.flamesofwar.com/gf9online_store.aspx?CategoryID=13166
We’ve also compiled a few YouTube links to inspire you!
Making tall trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hztif1KoJ-g
Making trees from paper and sponge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdvwhJoYqAM
Making your own clump folliage (this is actually a google search link that shows you several videos): https://www.google.com/search?q=making+clump+foam&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari#kpvalbx=_y-QVY6ySJP-wqtsP8t-FsAc_32
Another video for making realistic trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0wps1_K–M
And other video that focuses on O Scale trees (which is pretty close to our quarter scale): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzSeFrpXPgI
Armed with all this information, it’s your turn! Go make an oasis you can be proud of!