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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 1 December 2014

How to make bases with bombed trees‏

Hi everyone.

If you have read my previous post, you would have noticed the three terrain boards I made for a WW1 project we are preparing on our gaming club.
Today, I'm going to show you, some complementary terrain pieces, made from old cd's, some off-pieces of foam and some twigs.

1st step:
Take some old cd's, glue some scraps of foam on them and then with a hot glue gun, place the twigs on the foam pieces (or the cd's surface if you want to).

2nd step:
Cover the cd's surface with kitchen paper, by using PVA glue, wall filler, and water - the consistency is up to you to decide (not too ''runny'' not too ''bulky''). After the materials application, you let the pieces dry for at least 24 hours, otherwise you risk of ruining your brushes whilst painting afterwards.

3rd step:
After drying, I used the same technique for painting them (Dark Brown, Brick Red drybrush, Brown drybrush and Medium Grey drybrush).

Below, you see how well they blend with the rest of the pieces. I am sure that the attacking forces, will think of them as a light cover, from the menace of the machine guns.

The cost for making these five bases, was about 2 euro - a fair deal wouldn't you say?

Have a nice Monday evening everyone. :-)



  1. That is very useful. i will have to try this.

  2. Nice one Thanos they look excellent.

  3. Waht a beautiful, inspired job! Great post...

  4. I will probably be stealing this. And I think I will be generally just basing my trees on CDs now, thanks to you.

  5. Excellent looking!