Basic, quick, easy, cheap and durable. They certainly aint going to win prizes but I liked the lack of fuss and bother of the "Toytown" appearance.
Green sponge for the foliage, some bits of bamboo from an old basket for the trunks and plasterboard for the bases.
Bases for the trees cut out of the plasterboard using a circle cutter. Added advantage, the drill bit automatically makes the holes for the trunks as it cuts out the discs.
To get around the single colour of the sponge, I dipped my fingers into some watered down darker green and brown paint and randomly pinched the sponge.
|House on the hill|
|House in the woods|
Way back I had loads of wall sections, the type that were used in toy farm sets and the like but they´ve Long gone to landfill heaven. So, rather than go playing the part of Archeologist and digging up the local rubbish tip, I made some.
High density foam, stonework marked out with a pen, black base , Grey drybrush..the odd Stone or two picked out with different hues of Brown.
Normally I would have made more effort to lessen the contrast between the joints and the Stones but I like the Cartoon effect of the the black Joints.
The green base is on of those astroturf style matts for Offices, the ones with the felt like surface and bobbles on the back. The surface is good because the roads etc have slightly rough undersides and stick to the felt...found this out by accident not by design.
2m x 1m. It´s not quite wide enough, everything Ends up massed in the middle, so I´ll have to buy another. Still, it only cost a tenner.
So, that´s about it. All that´s left is, in the words of Sri Sumbhajee Angria;