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Battle Boards and Scatter Terrain

Battle Boards and Scatter Terrain

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Battle Boards and Scatter Terrain

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I stuck the tree into the base with a glue gun and added some glue as 'roots,' to help keep it in place. It doesn't look much like roots at this stage, but I'll hide this ham fisted effort with paint and weeds.I stuck the tree into the base with a glue gun and added some glue as 'roots,' to help keep it in place. It doesn't look much like roots at this stage, but I'll hide this ham fisted effort with paint and weeds.
I painted the roots then added foliage to the base, again a few different Woodland Scenics products. If you're skinnt you need look no further than your spice cupboard for small amounts of ground cover. Thyme, parsley, and oregano are all great choices for adding variety and texture. I once had a player whose favourite colour was 'paprika,' so upon request, the base of her miniature was covered in the stuff... artists *Shakes head.*I painted the roots then added foliage to the base, again a few different Woodland Scenics products. If you're skinnt you need look no further than your spice cupboard for small amounts of ground cover. Thyme, parsley, and oregano are all great choices for adding variety and texture. I once had a player whose favourite colour was 'paprika,' so upon request, the base of her miniature was covered in the stuff... artists *Shakes head.*
Time to add lichen. I sprayed it down with glycerin, mixed roughly 1:1 with water. Otherwise it flows like urine around a grapefruit sized prostrate.Time to add lichen. I sprayed it down with glycerin, mixed roughly 1:1 with water. Otherwise it flows like urine around a grapefruit sized prostrate.
The final step was to apply the foliage with a glue gun,  and drybrush a leaf green on it where it had faded to brown in the bag (actually, that's two steps). It's not quite the colour I wanted, but at the finishing stage, all the deciduous trees will get a slightly yellower highlight.The final step was to apply the foliage with a glue gun, and drybrush a leaf green on it where it had faded to brown in the bag (actually, that's two steps). It's not quite the colour I wanted, but at the finishing stage, all the deciduous trees will get a slightly yellower highlight.

That’s all for this week. I hope this fills in any gaps in the process. Next week I’ll move on to the remaining hills, and illustrate the dreaded three ‘P’s of terrain building: piss poor planning.

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robert
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Great work. The hot glue roots are a great idea. The hot glue gun is a very underrated tool in this hobby.

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