|Burgundian handgunners take cover in the treeline.|
When you're a kid, table-top gaming can be cost prohibitive...let's face it. As an adult its still cost prohibitive. Spending $20-40 dollars to get a pack of ten dubious-looking railroad scenic trees is something I don't really want to do. Rather spend my doubloons on lead. Thankfully, trees are an easy project with some time, household junk, and a few bucks from the local craft store.
You will need:
Painters or masking tape
Floral Moss (1 bag is $5)
Blue insulation foam (4x8 sheet is about $16 at a DIY store)
|Bases are ready for priming and sanding.|
|Primed and ready for painting,|
|With a base coat, highlights and an ink wash, the trees are ready for foliage.|
|Moss on the branches, coarse turf on the ground.|
|The last piece of moss.|
|The Burgundian infantry emerge from the completed "budget" forest.|
The completed forest. The trees are based in groups of one, two, or three. Three evenings of work, while watching baseball makes me a forest of fourteen trees. Easy day-and I still have enough materials to make 140, should the scenario require. In any event, I think these look a lot more realistic than whats on the market.