Sky Blue Spray Paint
Desert Camoflage Spray Paint
Red Model Paint
Brown Model Paint
Black Model Paint
Model Paint Thinner
1/2" Foam Sheet Insulation (About 4 square feet worth)
Flathead Screw Driver
Green Scrub Pad
Model Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Spare Cardboard Box
Train Model Tree Material
Step 1: Cut shoe box.
Next, use a hot glue gun or plain old Elmers glue and some clamps to hold the flaps tight during drying. Do this for both sides.
Step 2: The inner lining.
Step 3: Line the bottom of the box.
Step 4: Assemble rock formations.
Step 5: Wadi
Step 6: Priming and painting the interior.
Step 7: Adding terrain.
I also had some left over model paint (red and brown) that I mixed together to get a reddish color for the striations and sides of the wadi.
Step 8: Black wash and dry brushing.
Dry brushing is simply spraying some of the desert paint on a paper plate, dabbing a paint brush in the paint and wiping the brush dry on a paper towel. Lightly flick the dried brush all over the terrain. You'll see real fast how it highlights the edges of things and really makes the terrain look realistic.
The desert animal for this project was the snake. We found a perfect one at Party City for $2.50. We glued this to the upper section.