Thanks for all the comments.
I should have used terragen from the start, but I was half going from a tutorial on proportional editing from The Official Blender 2.0 guide
I’m definitely going to look into those plug-ins, haven’t used any so far though. Would RipSting be good for the trees you think? What do you think of the sky?
Yes the sun is just a Spot with a Halo tracked with the Camera and a hemi lined up with the Spot to add more highlights on the terrain.
Goofster: glad you got the sense of the cold climate… it was looking dangerously like plastic/sand in earlier versions
I’ll keep this updated as I work on it over time.
P.S. I’ve added some of my older stuff to my briefcase in the Ancient Ones folder just for ish & giggles
Mostly 2D Gimp stuffs, but there’s a few Blender & Bryce ones as well
Have a good weekend everyone