Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Ground Cover Bits

So I found some new plastic plant material at the local Joann's Crafts and got to work on assembling some leafy bush bits for scattering on the game field where appropriate.

First shot is the Leafy basics with flowers etc dropped on to the work table. Next are a sample set of cuttings trimmed off with a pair of scissors, its very soft plastic, color is not bad at all. Time to break out the Hot glue gun, some small plastic cut bases.

So dab of hot glue, add another bit of the foliage, dab and add about 5 times. Next Flock some of the small plastic bases. Painted them Green and put out side to dry for about 10 minutes, apply white pva glue, dip into the Flock tub, lightly press the flock into the glue and let dry for an hour under a hot light lamp.  When the base is ready, I take up the created bush and hot glue it to the stand. Adding some other types of weedy bits, small rocks and the like spice it up nicely.

Until you get several of them done as pictured to the left with a 28mm figure for comparison. Not much time to whip up couple dozen bits.

And there you have it.

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