Archive for the 'Plants' Category
To continue with progressing on my incomplete projects, I have this little Mordheim Planter, if you can call it that.
I’ve been bothered about the lack of dead trees and plants in Mordheim. You can’t deny that there must have been trees and bushes in Mordheim before the comit hit, why have I never seen any burnt tree stumps in the rubble of Mordheim? I don’t really know, but I’m determined to create a tree for Mordheim; or at least the remains of one. So I started trying to think of something that would allow me to create this. I ended up creating a “planter” for some tree stumps.
Most Mordheim Boards don’t have any sort of plant life or shrubbery, which is probably from the thick cloud of ash and poison that hangs over the City of the Damned. But I disagree. After the comet crashed into the city of Mordheim, it annihilated a good portion of the inhabitants instantly, and the survivors started mutating and going crazy. I figure this would be about the same process of the plant life.
I have another reason to want plant life on my Mordheim board: I have lots of creepy looking weeds, that could fit in very well to my Mordheim board and add a lot of character.
That said, lets move on to making my second Mordheim plant. This one is going to be a shrub, since my Mordheim Tree was too freaking huge. I started with the same tumble weed that I made my tree with. I clipped off a small group of the branches and stuck them into a piece of cardboard. I soon discovered how horrible this idea was. Below you can see the plant I used, and what it made. I quickly threw away the idea of using that plant for a shrub. Here is my Shrubbery FAILURE:
But I didn’t give up yet. I knew something cool could come from all these creepy weeds I have in my yard. I tried my next weed, which is a noxious weed. This one has creepy pod like flowers that don’t ever wilt away. I cut the pods off and stuck them into a piece of cardboard. I think it may have been too much, but it’s a great start. I added a layer of Elmer’s Glue to the floor to hold the plants in place.
I don’t know if I’ll ever use that shrub, but it was a good start, and I’ll be developing more shrub-like plants soon.
So my first experiment with a Mordheim Tree didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped, so I decided to do some modifications. I have trimmed down the trees to a much more reasonable height. I will definitely have to add something to the limbs as they are very empty. I have been thinking about hanging a skeleton in a noose, or maybe some sort of creature’s nest.
You can also see in this picture that I created a small bush growing at the base of the trees. I found a plant with small pointy leaves, and dried it. Once the leaves were totally dried, I pulled them off, and stuck them together into a pile of Elmer’s glue. As the leaves got thicker, it started to look more and more like a yucca/fern type plant. Definitely something created by the wyrdstone.
Who knows how the Mordheim tree will actually turn out?
Definitely not me
On most Mordheim Tables, there are very few trees. Actually, I think I’ve only seen one Mordheim Table that had a tree, and it was approximately 3 inches tall.
I realize these trees are Redwood-size, and following the story line of Mordheim, there really is no way they could have survived the impact of a two-tailed comet. “So What?” This is my first one, so I’m testing it out.
I found a tumble weed that has a cool, thick trunk, and it looks like a great miniature tree. Here are the pictures of my first set of Mordheim Trees:
I cut three perfectly sized holes in this small piece of cardboard, and stuck in the trunks of the three tumble weeds. I placed this normal cardboard onto a thin piece of thick board and glued it with super glue and Elmer’s Glue. I used the Elmer’s to smooth out the edges of the cardboard.
I used bailing twine (orange string) to tie the tops of the trees together to keep them in place while I glued the branches that touched to stabilize it.
Yes, I realize they are FREAKING HUGE.