After my recent solo game I realised it was time to get some 10 mm trees together for future games, so after spending £7 on 40 very nasty looking trees from Ebay, I set about making them look a bit better.
NE_ 20 MODEL TREES TRAIN RAILROAD DIORAMA WARGAME PARK SCENERY OO SCALE 1:100
Obviously not my photograph, but I forgot to take any pre-work pictures.
First I added card bases.
Then I sculpted round the trunks of the trees with PVA and Das, creating bark effects and smearing the Das onto the base to give it some depth.
I then painted the base and trunk brown, just acrylic emulsion.
Finally I when mad with the extra flock on the trees themselves and also on the bases.
When the flock had dried for a day or two I covered it all in thinned down PVA to made sure it was securely attached.
Some GW Warmaster Orcs to give the idea of scale.
Next I set about making some forest bases to use for these trees and larger woods in games like Kings of War.
These are made from thin sheets of EVA foam sprinkled with flock from Lukes APS, building up from Dark green to Mid green to Bright green. Firstly I painted the foam with full strength PVA and after I had sprinkled I sprayed a few time with watered down PVA to hold in place.
They were left to dry like the trees and after a day they were ready to use.
The completed woods.
Plus some miniatures for atmosphere.