Inspired by some terrain pieces made by local gamers here in Christchurch, I decided to have a crack at improving on the woodland terrain pieces I made earlier in the year. My first go at doing this involved using Woodland Scenics trees purchased from a local model shop. These turned out ok, but I ended up having to use super glue to permanently attach the foliage. One of the other Southern Strategists (Geoff Martin) suggested a cheaper and less messy option which involved buying bulk bags of ready-made trees from our local Christmas shop. These trees came in various sizes and were perfect for what I had in mind.
|As you can see, I cut out three 6 mm mdf pieces and glued on the ready-made trees and pieces of bark from our garden to represent rocks.|
|Geoff and I had previously dipped the trees in watered-down PVA glue and sprinkled fine flock over them to get a more realistic look.|
|Using a variety of sizes on each stand also gives a more realistic look. At this point I applied filler around the base of the trees.|
|The next step was to add sand to the bases to provide texture to the ground.|
|This was followed by a base coat of dark brown 'tester pot' paint which cost only $5 NZ.|
|I then dry brushed the bases. At this stage I gave the pieces of bark a dark, then light coats of grey paint to give the rock affect.|
|Finally I used a brush to apply PVA glue over the bases, followed by sprinkling hobby grass to add realism. Note that I left some areas exposed.|