Taking advantage of theis months in which I have little time to paint, I've decided to prepare scene., markers and finish pending projects before starting to prepare new armies.
Some weeks ago I published an entry on manufacturing stakes, useable in multiple games.
I take advantege now to describe how to base commercial trees, to make them similar to the already paintes elements and allow them to be transported and used easily.
First of all, we cut a piece of plastic magnet of greater size that the tree top. This will give us stability and allow us the transport in a metallic sheet:
Then we take some coffee sticks and cut them at a suitable size. This material will give us rigitity, while it's quite light:
Pegamos los trozos de cucharilla con cianocrilato de esta forma:
We glue the coffee sticks with cyanocrylate like this:
Entonces pegamos el árbol con cianocrilato encima:
Then we glue the tree on top with cyanocrylate:
And we paint the base with Vallejos's "Burnt Umber":
Once dry, we apply PVA glue mixed with water and submerge the base in modelling grass:
This is the result:
Then we apply again PVA glue mixed with water and submerge the base in modelling sand (or cat sand, which is very similar):
And this is the final result: a tree based similar to the miniatures, difficult to fall and able to adhere to metallic surfaces to transport: