Diorama Base, “The Old Way,” 4in$49.65
The Old Way … that road found in post-apocalyptic, fantasy societies that the current society has no clue how they made it. Once the road way in this piece was created by such builders that it lasted for millennia. At least until the water changed course and eroded the road bed and shifted the land. Now there are only small reminders of the once great society in a wondrous slice of creek bed.
Now imagine your beautifully painted dragon curled atop the the piece with his tail trailing around the terrain. Or a hill giant taking in the scene before moving on with his full waterskin. Perhaps a knight sits atop his armored steed has followed the Old Way until the path was blocked by this small fjord.
The foundation are two cork rounds atop MDF. The land is made with more cork added to create the higher points. Ground red foam foliage surrounds a sculpted tree stump. A small pool of water sits atop the small hillock jutting into the creek. Flagstone pavers still remain clustered together for strength showing the shards of the Old Way. The creek bed is made from actual sand and the flora and moss in the water is more ground foam. Realistic Water covers the creek bed and pool of water.
The product shown and sold here is the prototype. Future custom orders of similar work will use a different resin for the water and naturally, the shape and details of the piece will differ.
The base is 4 inches around and 1.5 inches tall at the top of the tree stump. It's 1.125 inches high at the two flat spots in the middle. (101mm x 38mm, 29mm at flat spots).
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