If you go down to the woods today …
I’ve been upgrading my wargames trees, to add to my existing rather shonky stock of greenery.
My old homemade trees can be seen in the background of the photo below, the new ones in various stages of basing at the front.
I bought these trees off eBay from China, at ridiculously low prices. Even the shipping from China to New Zealand cost less than if I were to post a standard letter to the next city. How this company makes money, I don’t know – but I’m not complaining!
These trees come without bases, so I bought some large square metal washers, and with liberal use of hot glue, liquid nails, and my usual sand-and-PVA-glue mix, they seem to have attached well. I also added some sprigs of plastic Christmas decorative bracken to some of the bases.
Whilst most of these trees came in perfectly OK shades of green, there were a few that were a little bit too vivid for my taste. But with some dark green clothes dye, it was a simple and satisfying process to fix them.
Some of the trees are conifers, as in the above picture. Others (as seen in the pictures further up this page) are deciduous tree.
As you can see, all in all they make a perfectly idyllic grove for my 18th century couples to frolic together!
Here’s the eBay page page where I found these trees. I bought mine from several of the dealers listed, but they are much the same. You can scroll down each listing to find the details of size – they range quite a bit in height, so you need to select ones that’ll suit your scale.