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Lets discuss how to create a cool landscape right around... Here. Please express your own opinions about landscaping and use examples. Maybe we could even have a pro give us a guide.
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| November 24, 2009, 12:32 am
Quoting liam kirwan
Lets discuss how to create a cool landscape right around... Here. Please express your own opinions about landscaping and use examples. Maybe we could even have a pro give us a guide.

This sounds good. I'm building a vignette that is the outside of a townhouse sorta thing, And I've got builder's block on what to put as the grass and ... well, landscape.

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| November 24, 2009, 3:43 pm
Quoting liam kirwan
Lets discuss how to create a cool landscape right around... Here. Please express your own opinions about landscaping and use examples. Maybe we could even have a pro give us a guide.


One thing that is important about landscaping is having enough plants. If your 'landscape' is just going to be a flat green board, its going to be pretty boring. But with some extra pieces and lots of plants, you can have a very neat landscape!
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| November 24, 2009, 4:00 pm
May advice would be to use varying colors, heights, and shapes.
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| November 24, 2009, 7:53 pm
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May I suggest varying the technique you use when creating a landscape. For example, you could have the ground studs up while the water is snot. The techiques you use create a sense of what you're trying to show with the landscape. A variety of rock formations is very nice. Have a look at some other people's rocks to get some ideas. Oh. and don't always use the obvious pieces. Sometimes you can get some pretty cool shapes out of weird pieces.
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| November 25, 2009, 2:58 am
Quoting Angus J.
The landscape doesn't have to have a lot of plants. I tried my hand at a snow bunker, and it turned out really well. No plants needed there!

true...
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| November 25, 2009, 8:33 am
Quoting liam kirwan
May I suggest varying the technique you use when creating a landscape. For example, you could have the ground studs up while the water is snot. The techiques you use create a sense of what you're trying to show with the landscape. A variety of rock formations is very nice. Have a look at some other people's rocks to get some ideas. Oh. and don't always use the obvious pieces. Sometimes you can get some pretty cool shapes out of weird pieces.


Yes I definetely agree with using unusual pieces!

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| November 25, 2009, 8:34 am
Quoting liam kirwan
May I suggest varying the technique you use when creating a landscape. For example, you could have the ground studs up while the water is snot.

Is this what you mean by "ground studs up while the water is snot"
(PLEASE, do NOT comment on anything. I posted this as more of a reference)
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/75134
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/109530
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/64409

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| November 25, 2009, 12:26 pm
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Quoting Legomocs .
Is this what you mean by "ground studs up while the water is snot"
(PLEASE, do NOT comment on anything. I posted this as more of a reference)
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/75134
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/109530
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/64409
Yes, like that. You could even have the water surrounded by land so it seems like a pond or lake.

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| November 26, 2009, 3:27 am
Land scaping is one of those things that you can do so much with. I would sudgest using lots of small parts (anything 2x3 or smaller) to really get the look of you land scape to pop! Example: Take a green base plate and some green 2x4, 2x6 etc plates, and start making a small hill, about 3 bricks high. after you have a good shape, take some smaller bits, (1x3s and such) and start to round off the hill, filling the spaces that look a little to much like steps. Then, for the iceing on the cake, take a bunch of black, grey, tan studs, and put a small amount of them in places on the hill. Use
any left over studs and put them all around the base of the hill.
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| December 13, 2010, 4:33 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/234463 This is one of my MOCs. I use landscaping in it. In fact, it basically is just some landscaping. It is not my best example but the clearest to see. I do landscaping by building up contours in layers with flat plates. Then add other detail such as plants and rocks. I would do it this way rather than making big steps and then smoothing them off with the flat bits , as suggested in the comment above me. The above comment's method works but using layers throughout makes your model a lot stronger. A better example of landscaping from me: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/234467
(Comments would be nice :P)
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| December 18, 2010, 1:55 pm
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