Following my recent post about modelling a forest floor, a friend got in touch by email to offer some excellent suggestions for modelling deadfall, as he has done on his layout. That got me thinking about deadfall while walking the dogs, and I took a number of reference photos in the managed forest where we like to walk.
Here they are – for my reference and yours. Enjoy!
A fallen tree, like this one, would be a good way to disguise where a stream or narrow river meets the backdrop – as my Lynn River does in two locations on the layout:
When this tree fell, it landed in the branches of another tree. It was the only such instance of this that I saw on my walk – so not something to overdo:
The relationship between fallen tree and stump is interesting, and a useful reference for modelling:
I like the peeling bark on this one – and how the birch bark draws the eye in amidst a dark forest floor: