Well I’ve been sick so far this month. And I’ve not posted as many updates to the blog as I would have liked. I started feeling better this weekend and got out into my hobby area.
First off, what’s new … I got this nice set of new brushes for Christmas (to myself).
As for a weekend project, I had noticed when going through things that I had a couple sets of the old GW jungle style trees.
They were sort of a mish-mash of style and paint. So I put a plan together to redo them. I spent a couple weeks tracking down more sets. I found 2 more on eBay and another through a local gamer. I think I ended up spending less than 16-18$ all together.
I first glued the bases of the trees to a nice big washer. I found a jar of these washers in the shop and they are nice and thin – raised in a ring with a depressed hole in the center. They measure around 1.25″ dia. which seemed like a perfect size. I also had enough for the 24 trees I’d found.
After glueing the stumps of the trees to the washer I filled in any gaps due to the center depression with spackle. I then glued on some fine sand for texture. I tried to keep a random look on these. I finished up by primering the bases and letting them dry.
On the branches I followed up wth a red wash. This was to start pulling out the details of the parts. I followed that wash up with some diluted blue ink.
While the parts still on the sprue dried I spent time working in the trees I already had assembled. Giving them the same color treatment as I could. This took the rest of Saturday to finish.
Finally, on Sunday, I started assembly. I cut out all the parts from the sprues. I then divided the parts somewhat equally between all the stumps. And I slowly started glueing the trees together.
Yesterday, I added the finishing touches. I glued on some static grass, and added some extra highlights and detail paint to every tree. I wrapped it all up with some lighter/ dusty green dry brushing over the top of each tree to add one more needed depth.
Next I plan on working on making some fences. They will be for Dark-Age as well as the other 28mm battles.