Re: How do you make desert themed dioramas/bases not look unnatural
Another thing to remember: Mother Nature isn't orderly. I always put groups of rocks in odd numbers, usually 3 or 5. Put larger stones down first, then medium, then smaller ones. Static grass, by Woodland Scenics, works great. Cut a portion off, dab the end in white glue,stick it on the base- sprinkle some sand / dirt / etc. on the bottom to "root" it down. When dry, trim the grass to desired height, irregularity, etc.
Just a little bit goes a long way towards capturing the realism. Looking at actual settings helps tremendously.
It's a fabulous time to be collecting in 1/6th scale!