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Hazdrubal's Wargaming Trees

Hazdrubal's Wargaming Trees

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Toilet brush tree

Tutoring 14
Skill 9
Idea 15
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This is the fastest and easiest (and least realistic looking) trees I make.

I made these trees on a whim, I saw the toilet brushes and thought “Can I make this into a K&M-like tree?”,  so I picked up a few brushes. I made a couple and took them to my FLGS and put them on consignment, where they sat for months. I later collected them from the store and took them to a local gaming convention’s Bring and Buy table (hoping to recoup my investment and if not donate them either to the store or another gaming group in town). I dropped them off at the drop off area and by the time I got into the venue (less then 5 minutes) to my surprise all ten were sold.

Method of construction:

Find a source cheap toilet brushes (I went with a dollar store chain).

Give it a bad haircut (to break up its uniform appearance).

Unscrew your brush head (assuming it does), and bevel the socket where the handle attaches to make it less visible (I glued some Scouring pad to hide it even better)

Cut the handle somewhere between 40mm and 60mm (I used a razor saw)

Optionally drill a hole in the bottom of the handle and another through the middle of your base, counter sink the underside of the base and push a roofing nail through the hole making sure the nail head is flush with the bottom of the base.

Attach your tree to its base with hot glue, use the hot glue to make roots.

Spread hot glue on the trunk and smear it up and down with the side of your hot glue gun’s nozzle.

Paint dark brown with a rattle can.

Flock the canopy (I use spray glue and ground foam foliage), when dry seal with diluted PVA).

Texture base, however you want.


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