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  • #148182
    Patrice
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    News from Mexico…

    We hear that a revolution is still going on…

    A more modern fashion, inspired by US uniforms or bought from US traders, can be seen too:

    (Um, on the last pic it turned more greenish than I wanted, I’ll probably add a brownish wash, the colour of the pants of the guy on the left seems better).

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    #148183
    kyoteblue
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    Looks good.

    #148184
    Thomaston
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    Is the background an image? Nice plants, very realistic

    Tired is enough.

    #148186
    Shahbahraz
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    The Wild Bunch! or maybe the man with no name will wander through. Viva Zapata!

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    #148189
    Patrice
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    Is the background an image? Nice plants, very realistic

    The background is real wargame terrain, the plants are cheap plastic agave (or whatever) they sell in pots in home decor shops, I just gave them a quick wash with darker paint. The houses are scratch-built – although I’ve never finished them properly (they are still waiting for working doors etc.)

    The plants look big to scale but such plants can grow very big so I accepted them…   I’ve never been to Mexico but I’ve seen some as big as these (to scale) there’s a cactus farm (yes such a thing exists!) near Brest, Brittany (one hour drive from my home) the owner is a farmer who grows tomatoes in very big  glasshouses. Many years ago during his hollydays abroad he bought some cactuses, he got interested… and now he has a 6,000 m2 glasshouse full of cactuses of all kinds …you pay 3 € to visit and he sells many (real) little ones, it’s probably more than what he earns with tomatoes in his other glasshouses…   I sometimes go there for inspiration about tropical landscape. http://www.cactuseraie.fr/

    I also thought about taking pictures of miniatures near real little cactuses but it wouldn’t look real.

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    #148192
    Thomaston
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    I wich I had a greenhouse that big. Did get the dirt from elsewhere? Can’t imagine those are tomato growing soil.

    I thought the plant was real, the wash worked really well.

    Tired is enough.

    #148404
    Patrice
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    Did get the dirt from elsewhere? Can’t imagine those are tomato growing soil.

    I don’t know, but there are different qualities of ground in this area, they are growing vegetables in north-west Brittany since a long time. Anyway the tomatoes they grow under these very large glasshouses are fed with lots of nutrients and who knows what.

    The Wild Bunch!

    Yes, I was not thinking of it but that’s an idea! 🙂

    However, still in Mexico… 😉 the government forces are reacting against the insurrection.

    But disobedience is spreading everywhere…

    …and foreign adventurers also get involved.

     

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    #148405
    Mr. Average
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    I keep thinking of that every time I see this thread title.

    #148459
    Jim Jackaman
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Very nice. I like the plants and will pinch your idea next time I find some cheap plastic cactus.</p>
    I think you should get some artichaut as you are in Brittany….I should be there for Xmas too but can’t visit due to covid :0(

    #148502
    Patrice
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    I think you should get some artichaut as you are in Brittany…

    Yes, artichauts (artichokes?) are a well-known product of Brittany.

    …but, um, earlier this year some people have (humorously) remarked that if artichauts had legs… they would look very much like pangolins…  

    I keep thinking of that every time I see this thread title.

    I didn’t think much about it when I wrote this thread title, but apparently it reminds people of different things that I didn’t know myself!

    In fact I was (almost unconsciously) referring to a song by Luis Mariano, a singer from Spanish Basque country who was very popular in France in the 1950-60s (singing in French with a very strong – and exaggerated – Spanish accent) and seems so outdated now that it’s funny to quote him.

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