but quite possibly done by a dunce Inane.
Some of you bright sparks chimed in at the end of October when I showed off some trees that I had made using some twigs found in a garden bed. Nice trees, some of you (I’m looking at you, Archduke P) said, but they need to be put together in twos or threes, or maybe as a bunch to convey the sense of a large wood that would be suitable either for my LOTR or my ACW figures.
So, through November, I mulled it over, and then cut out a piece of MDF and chopped five holes in it using the smallest circular drill but I have.
Then applied my usual SOP for basing - plastic wood mixed with model railroad ballast, painted dark umbra and successfully dry brushed with yellow ochre and whatever I have to hand that’s lighter (current favourite is a craft paint called maple tan). Then flocking and whatever I have handy - some twigs to represent a fallen tree, foliage clumps and plants, a rock made from hydrocal and a mould found years ago in a model railroad store.
Like Birnam Wood in the Scottish play, the trees draw near ...
… and take up position in their new homes. The advantage of this approach is that I can take the trees out, put everything in a plastic tote, and transport it for a game or for the inevitable next military move (still a few left to go in my career).
Legolas inspects the wood and decides it’s good to shoot out of.
Closeup of the breathtaking degree of detail. I used to hang out with some model railroad guys I got to know through a parishioner and they were always inspiring. I think they might approve.
Thanks for looking. This is one project I can call finished before the Painting Challenge starts tomorrow. A few others are close to being done. Hopefully this wood will feature in an ACW game coming here soon.
Thanks for looking. Cheers!