just another quick post from me today (seems to be an awful lot of that at the moment!), real life issues with a poorly daughter is quite rightly bumping the hobby down the priority order. That said I've managed to get a mini project completed in between hospital visits and lucid moments, mostly as a distraction so it may not be up to scratch but I'll consider it complete for now.
So a few weeks ago I hit the 'net looking for all sorts of cheap terrain items and I came across another eBay post for cheap trees from China. I'm always a little dubious about scale when it comes to trees, particularly off the interwebs, but these were sooooo cheap I felt like I needed to gamble. Listed as 10cm high and £6.41 for 15 with free P&P and flushed with success from my cherry blossom trees from a similar experiment, I rolled the dice and placed the order. 2 weeks later these arrived......
Marvellous!! a little bit garish in the green but not too shabby at all. Like my cherry trees they were packed flat and need the branches teased out, this causes the loss of some foliage but that was swept up for use to scatter on the bases. I won't bore you with the ways and hows I put the trees together, suffice to say I used the same methods as my cherry trees which you can find here. What I did do however is get my other trees (which incidentally cost me £17 from woodland scenics!) and take them off the cardboard bases that had warped and generally looked a bit naff and add those into the mix. I also used a few big 100mm round mdf bases for clumps of trees.
|mixed in you can barely tell the difference|
|the original woodland scenics|
|sly old Mr Fox with Bunny in mouth|
|not quite so happy Mr Fox|
|lunch - rabbits|
|an idyllic woodland scene.....|
|quite a large coverage!|
|28mm elf models for scale!|
|Arineal strolls through the forest with his lady friend...|
So that's it a mini project complete.
hope you enjoy
hope you enjoy