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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't had a tank in a few years, but the urge hasn't gone away. My tanks were basically destroyed by a water leak collapsing a drop ceiling in my man cave. I've had a 20L in storage since that happened and it's time to use it. I intend to create a scene reminiscent of my days of being stationed in Iceland in 1979-1980. Mt. Keilir and lava fields. Lots of moss and some grass. Nooks and crannies. Cat litter and coal slag, definitely low-tech, old school.

Maybe some shrimpy goodness down the road...
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I haven't had a tank in a few years, but the urge hasn't gone away. My tanks were basically destroyed by a water leak collapsing a drop ceiling in my man cave. I've had a 20L in storage since that happened and it's time to use it. I intend to create a scene reminiscent of my days of being stationed in Iceland in 1979-1980. Mt. Keilir and lava fields. Lots of moss and some grass. Nooks and crannies. Cat litter and coal slag, definitely low-tech, old school.

Maybe some shrimpy goodness down the road...
wow total disaster to your man cave. sorry to hear the unfortunate destruction. material things of this world comes. and it goes away.

id like to see where your iceland influence takes this hobby. give us some fresh pics please. respect for the old skool.
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It Begins...

It started as just a memory of SW Iceland, between Keflavik and Reykjavik. It started to morph, before it was even started. It became an homage to both of my Arctic volcanic residences. The second one being Adak, AK, in the Aleutian Islands.
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Volcanic Iwagumi Morphology...

What started out as Mt Keilir in a stark and rugged lava field, my original Oyaishi, became a 9 stone layout with a semi-precious, lapis lazuli Suteishi (sacrificial) stone representing a glacier (Iceland's Vatnajokull) feeding the fjord.

There is no fjord near Mt Keilir, however. The "fjord" represents a geological feature on Adak known as Finger Bay. This long, narrow inlet was used as a clandestine submarine base in WWII due to its depth, and its protection from air attacks by the elevations on both sides of the bay. The Fukuishi is directly across the bay from the Oyaishi, both angled toward the other, forming a narrow, tension-filled chasm.
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Loving it!!

I think you need to put something between the black and white substrate or they will mix. mysticalnet used Sculpey Polymer Clay to maintain a river like you have.
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