Most work for this shadowbox has to be done, without having any idea how the final look will be. I hope it will be good, but I only will be sure when most of it is done.

The easiest part is the landscape. I spread a coat of Valleyo White Pumice over the plaster, let it dry and sand it down a bit, eliminating a bit of the coarse structure. It's then painted a True Grey (brand Aleen's) and washed Sepia oil colour.

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The hill is covered with some vegetation. Nothing special and fancy needed here, most will be invisible or in the dark.

When I looked for some suitable wood for the tree, a trunk with a nice branch would have been best, I suddenly remembered a twisted wire tree made long long time ago, in fact, it was the first one I ever tried. I still had it somewhere. Well, it was perfect for now, I just snapped away every branch except the two lowest.

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coated it with Magic Sculpt for the bark and added some fine branches with copper wire

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