Monday, 7 July 2014
A little foliage
I'm sort of between 6mm projects at the moment as I wait for my latest Heroic and Ros order to put in an appearance. I did however have a lot of scatter material so thought I would have a crack at making some 6mm terrain, namely trees.
I made these using just scatter material and cocktail sticks cut down a bit. Honestly I'm rather pleased with the result, this was the first time doing this so I just based them on a big round base I had lying around. In future I'll cut some 3mm mdf or similar into a nice random shape and make some bigger groups of trees.
Above is my first attempt next to the finished article. I initially made the trees way way to small and based them on a 2p piece. It was immediately obvious that the trees were barely bigger than the figures so I restarted and the right hand base is the finished article.
Some shots below of the trees with my 6mm Bacus Naps, strictly speaking the trees are still a bit under size to be truly in scale. But to my eye they look right, and that's good enough for me!
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You could always use the small ones for orchards or olive groves. You've done a good job with these.ReplyDelete
Thanks mate, yea I was thinking of keeping the little ones for shrubbery or something.Delete
Oooooh, very nice indeed, they look great!ReplyDelete
Cheers, I'm really pleased with how they look .Delete
Those are very good. Cracking idea to use cocktail sticks.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mark, I just wanted to make some terrain using the stuff I already had. Thanfully it turned out okay!Delete
As has been said, these are nice and look a ood sizeReplyDelete
I was going to say hide then from Ian as he, oh he has replied, lol. Mr Smillie they are very effective and have the right feel to themReplyDelete
Cheers Pk, they were a simple distraction.Delete
That's a very simple and effective looking copse. I'll be making a few of those for my own 6mm figures. Thanks for sharing the idea.ReplyDelete
Thanks mate, there really simple, my only recommendation would be to complete the base first then stick the clump foliage to the top of the cocktail sticks. I did it the other way around and finishing the base was really fiddly.Delete