When I came up for air I decided that I was going to put together a scratch-built swamp table suitable for Infinity and maybe other things as well. I've now made a lot of progress and wanted to share some pictures.
First up are what I like to call Lantern Bushes. These were the first really interesting piece of terrain I scratch built and were very much inspired by a piece of what would normally have been trash. I didn't have the swamp table idea yet but these pieces ended up fitting the theme.
Michael had a couple strings of lights under his old loft bed with these really nice paper coverings. I decided that they would make great alien trees or bushes. No need for paint.
I used chipboard as a basing material. Painted it a bluish green and used some blue aquarium stones to give it an alien feel.
Roughly every other lantern was elevated on a plastic tube from the inside of a roll of doggie-poop bags. I used modeling clay to form the root structures. Some painting later and I had 4 pieces of larger scatter: Two pieces have two bushes and the other two pieces have 3 bushes.
The chipboard was not my best call. As you can see in a couple of these pictures, the corners warped up a bit. I did go back and try to warp it back the other way but couldn't correct it fully.
Below are pictures of the pieces with 3 bushes. Higher resolution images here.
The next thing I tackled was one of the larger pieces destined for this table -- a ruined farm house.