Chris Palmer Knowing that we’ll need some dinosaur nests for one of the scenarios in the Ghost Archipelago core rulebook, I deiced to devote some time to making some.
To begin with, I bought three craft birds nests that are approximately 3” across from my FLCS.
With those in hand, I cut down 3 CDs, and then cut some foam core to fit on them. I glued the first one (upper right in photo below) before I realized I wanted the nest to sit down more in the foam core, so they’d appear as if they were in depressions, rather than be tall and stick up; so I had to carve a hole in that one after the fact. The other two I was able to cut a hole in the center of the foam core before I glued them to their CD bases.
After gluing the foam core to the CD’s I ran some Mod Podge around the exposed edges of the foam core. When, dry, I primed the bases black.
I then started gluing the nests to the bases when the primer was dry.
These are the eggs I planned to use. I’ve had these for forever (they were actually buried away with our Easter decorations), but thought they’d be ideal for dino eggs. Best of all, I wouldn’t have to paint them!
When the bases were all glued and the glue was dry, I added an area of churned up mud on one side of each nest, figuring there would be a path where the mama dinosaur moved back and forth dragging the nest materials. I used some texture paint I had, and sprinkled a little sand in it.
I glued some fake fern fronds and sphagnum moss to the nests in an attempt to make them look a little less bird nest-y. When dry, I base coated the bases with some brown paint.
I then drybrushed the mud area, and flocked the bases. Afterwards, I glued on an assortment of vegetation. I decided to not glue the eggs in, so they could actually be removed during a game.
I’m really pleased with how these turned out! They’re a little big, but I don’t think unbelievably so; particularly when considering some of the big dinosaurs in Ghost Archipelago like the Monarch!
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