I've been working on a small wood to go on top of one of my soft hills, I first posted on this in January this year, showing how to make the mod Rock former that sits on top of the contours of the soft hill. The tree trunks are garden twigs from the estate, hot glued into position on the mod rock former, small rocks and grit were PVA'd onto the base. The foliage for the trees is a chunk of polystyrene painted with black acrylic-paint and stuck onto the twigs, it will them have clump foliage glued onto the polystyrene former. As I have done when making my other woods.
Next up is to paint both hill and wood, producing this addition to one of my hills, and it working so well, has prompted me to thinking of other versions that could be produced, hill top villages/forts/fire bases/temples etc...
I have been working on some gun fire markers, to use as suppression markers. They are based on lollipop sticks, and made from paper clip wire and clump foliage. With sand and grit glued to the base. To give the impression of the bullet impacts I have tried to step the bullet strikes, so they start quite small and get bigger as they move along the line. The idea of the different lengths of base is to represent heavy machine gun strikes and sub machine gun fire.
Next challenge will be to decide how to paint them. I'm thinking at the moment of using mainly my usual base colour's, with small amounts of black and grey used for the actual gun strikes. The bottom picture shows some un-painted examples with a base of 28mm scale WW2 Russian infantry. Also thinking of trying out some 1-2p coin based gun fire markers to represent rifle fire.
These markers can be used in other scale as well, they would work well for strafing markers for 15mm scale aircraft shooting up ground targets.
Retired graphic designer used to work in Manchester, graduated in the mid 80’s pre Apple Mac. Twelve years working in advertising as a graphic designer in London, back home to Shropshire with the wife and daughter in the mid 90’s.