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Author Topic: Improving Woodlands Scenics Trees  (Read 1400 times)

Offline kingsmt

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Improving Woodlands Scenics Trees
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:00:55 AM »
This is a plastic Woodlands Scenics tree armature, that I made into this.
First, I clipped off most of the branches.
Next, I slathered on a mixture of Liquatex Lightweight Matt Modelling paste with some sand and Sand colored, acrylic paint mixed in. 
Finally, when that completely dried, I brushed on a thin black wash and let it dry.
This is the result.

The figures are 60 mm figures, for scale.

I was never a fan of WS plastic trees, as they just look fake to me. So, I was looking for a way to improve them. I had used the paste mixture previously on my wire armature trees and was very satisfied. I decided to try it out on the WS trees, to see if I could improve the look.

I have another in the process of dozen or so trees drying.
I used some smaller WS armatures and some pine tree armatures to mix it up.

I'm pretty happy with the way these turned out. The color is very close to what actual trees really do look like. 

Easy to do. What do you think?

Offline tomogui

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Re: Improving Woodlands Scenics Trees
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 08:31:09 AM »
I think it looks fantastic. I'm going to shamelessly steal this idea for some Rangers of Shadow Deep forest terrain stands.

I've actually been pining for a way to spruce up those WS trees, which seem to be so poplar yew've really helped me out!

Offline kingsmt

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Re: Improving Woodlands Scenics Trees
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 07:38:53 PM »
Glad to be of service.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Improving Woodlands Scenics Trees
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 07:48:52 PM »
Very effective  :)