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How to make bananas

Posted by entrauner on 31 Mar 2010, 08:55

I know many of you know this picture, but did you know the bananas were made of caraway seeds?.........there's a lot of stuff in the kitchen you can use for your dios.some of my dios smell like pizza or chicken with herbs de provence
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Posted by Susofrick on 31 Mar 2010, 10:01

I can almost smell them! :-D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 31 Mar 2010, 13:06

Thanks for the tip :thumbup:

I always look at everything, and see what I can use for this hobby ;-)

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Posted by sberry on 31 Mar 2010, 14:49

That's a nice idea - actually, almost every time when I'm using some herbs in the kitchen, I wonder whether they wouldn't make some nice ground cover, certainly much cheaper than the stuff from Woodland Scenics et al.
But what about the problem of light fade? These chlorophyll-based natural colors are not very persistent, so I prefer artificial dyes. Erik, have you ever encountered problems with a diorama getting bleached, or is this an unneccessary fear?
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Posted by musketier on 31 Mar 2010, 15:22

Thanks for the tips, I like the pic too

'daylight come and me wanna go home' :-D
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Posted by Paul on 31 Mar 2010, 15:49

Like sberry the herbs (dried version) make good ground cover. A way of overcoming colour loos is to either press them(takes a couple of months) or use a sugar / hot water trick, this works with moss as well :-)
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Posted by Alois Nebel on 31 Mar 2010, 16:24

Nice bananas. And what about the banana trees? How did you make the leaves?

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Posted by Dad's Army on 31 Mar 2010, 16:39

Alois Nebel wrote:Nice bananas. And what about the banana trees? How did you make the leaves?


Yes tell us ;-)
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Posted by entrauner on 31 Mar 2010, 17:50

when you use herbs or tea leaves for ground work it doesn't matter when the colors are fading out with time.dead leaves should not look too bright anyway.
the leaves for the banana trees are from a great company in england: http://www.scalelink.co.uk/
-that's a great site for real odd stuff!
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Posted by Paul on 01 Apr 2010, 15:11

I´ve found a really usefull device for producing fine stuff for making groundcover from dried herbs/dried beans etc

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Posted by Alois Nebel on 01 Apr 2010, 17:10

Paul wrote:I´ve found a really usefull device for producing fine stuff for making groundcover from dried herbs/dried beans etc


Dried beans? It´s a new information for me. What could they be used for?

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Posted by Paul on 01 Apr 2010, 18:25

Dried beans, you know , coffee lentils etc. It makes good gravel effects. I´ll try and make a couple of photo´s soon :-)
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