A wise man (it may have been my friend James, but don’t tell him I called him wise) once said to me, “A wargamer can never have enough trees”. I agree, though I would make an exception for gams set in the Western Desert. For years I’ve tried making (and repairing) Woodlands Scenics model railroad tree armatures, until I met a company called Model Builders Supply (MBS) and decided that enough was enough.
MBS is a Canadian company, based in Aurora, north of Toronto, and does a wide range of products, from scenic items for architects’ models to dollhouse supplies, and recently discovered wargaming when they started exhibiting at Hot Lead.
This year at Hot Lead I picked up a two dozen of their 28mm trees, some snow-covered spruce trees for my (sadly backburnered) Rockies Ablaze project, plus some trees in summer and some in autumn for various seasons. The trees are sturdy and look realistic enough for my tastes. I also picked up some of their plastic wooden shingle roof sheets for MDF models and some brick/stone sheets to model streets for a 15mm Italian village for WW2 gaming.
Here are last year’s tree purchases, set onto LITKO irregularly shaped MDF bases. My friend Joe Saunders likes to say that irregular shapes for basing look best for natural items like trees and such.
Cheers and blessing to your modelling!
I agree with your sagacious pal: you can never have too many trees - and you could say the same about buildings.. And bridges to cross your many rivers...ReplyDelete
Sagacious is a good word to describe him. Today's post has me thinking of rivers and whether the Danube is in fact blue as they say. :)Delete
Agreed we all need more trees and I have a lot already 😀ReplyDelete
Especially as you do a lot of AWI gaming! Like ACW gaming, it is tree intensive.Delete
Treebeard will be proud of you XDReplyDelete
Where are the Entwives?Delete
Congratulations on your copses. A little lichen, areas of rocky ground and you have a proper wilderness. Thanks on the supplier tip.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, not sure what their shipping is like, but their stuff is decent.Delete
James is indeed wise on this topic. If you saw my recent game, I was disgusted with myself to realise I was severely deficient in the "Trees department"... (That will be remedied prior to my next game for sure!)ReplyDelete
Nice haul though mate, and they do look rather spiffy and natural on those bases. I'm off to check out that website and their pricing now.
I saw that post and thought you could have argued that the trees were all shredded in a pre-game bombardment. That's always a good excuse! I hope the shipping out of Canada isn't too expensive. Let us know if you order some!Delete