Version 1.0 14/04/02
This article is about trees. While it is not about making trees from scratch, it does give ideas about what to do with pre made and kit trees. The following topics will be covered:
These are trees
that need to be made. The trunk of the tree is made of pewter or a similar
metal. The branches need to be bent into shape. Once this is done the tree
needs to be painted. If you look at real trees their bark is not just brown.
It has shades of grey mixed in as well.
Paint the tree in
this manor using various shades of brown and grey.
Once dry, apply
glue to the branches and stick on the foliage.
The tree can now be based. I used a circle of corrugated card and covered the edges with masking tape. This was then painted Goblin Green. Once dry the whole base was covered in PVA glue and green flock applied, shaking of the excess. The tree was glued to the base and lichen applied in places. Also the bits at the bottom of the lichen bag were glued in places to act as bits on the forest floor.
These are trees that need to be made. They are similar to the Metal Kit Trees, except the trunk and branches are made of plastic and are already brown, so the painting step can be left out.
Apply glue to the
branches and stick on the foliage.
The tree can now be based. This is done in the same way as the metal kit basing.
Cut out of corrugated card a 'circular' shape about 6'/15cm by 5'/13cm. Cover the edges in masking tape and paint Goblin Green.
Glue on large tree and three smaller trees in various places.
Glue a few (2 - 3) small stones in places.
Cover the base in PVA glue and apply green flock, shaking off the excess.
Apply glue around the base of the stones and apply static grass shking of the excess.
Apply lichen and 'lichen bottom of the bag bits' in places.
If desired glue a twig of about 1.5'/4cm onto the base..
This is done in the same manor as 'A Forest Using Games Workshop Trees' except using kit trees instead.
The smallest trees in the kits can be individually based and used as shrubs.