A simple way of making a jungle plant. This plant works nice both to cover the ground and also to put on trees etc. I have used this in a 1/35 scale diorama but it should work fine in 1/32, 54mm, 75mm, 1/16 as well. Unfortunately it’s to big for 1/72 and 1/48.
The only problem is that you have to find and save plants in summertime. I always have a small stock of dried plants in case of doing a jungle diorama during winter time.
This is the plant I use. It’s growing we’re there is high grass during summertime in Sweden.
On the right hand you see the plant as it looks after drying for a week. I keep it hanging upside down during drying. To the left is a painted plant.
Painted and ready to be placed in the diorama.
The plant is easy to cut in small parts if you like.
The small leaves have a small twig that protrudes. This twig is perfect to put some glue on and then place the leave somewhere.
Bellow: To cover ground: I use white glue to fix the plant, then put soil over so that the glue that maybe be visible are covered.
Bellow: If you want to place the plant on a tree: cut some aluminum stripes, glue the plant on the tree and fix it gently with the aluminum stripes while the glue is drying.
Bellow: This diorama is called “Recon Patrol” and was made in 2017.
One detail is to paint some leaves in brown color to illustrate dead leaves. This will make the plant look more realistic.
Do you want to see more of the jungle diorama? There are 3 videos available here: