A few months ago Jeff "Sonbae" Flint did a post on the WWPD blog about making Battlefront style trees with other sources. I loved the post and had been looking for a reason to make some terrain inspired by it, well my Vietnam project with Jersey James was all the reason I need so I set about making some Nam style tress.
The range of ready made trees that Woodland Scenics do are great and they have tress for all your table top theme needs, but my first problem was that the range I wanted are not sold in Europe at all, so I had to buy the set I used from the States on ebay. Not a massive problem for me as it was still a good price (about £25 for 33 tress after P&P) and I wasn't in a rush, but not ideal by any means.
Other than the trees the other materials I would use would be cork titles for the base (after seeing Winner Dave's results with it and his trees), some small round MDF bases to put the trees on (found for cheap on ebay) and lots of sand and flock from a local model railway shop.
The package is literally bursting at the edges holding in all the trees.
I'm also toying with what to do next for Nam, either Elephant grass or roads. For the roads I would make my own out of cork titles as I want them to be more bendy and lest structured than the ones Battlefront sell. The Elephant grass is something I struggling to work out how I want to do, I'm torn between, doing it like WWPD, making little bases with some clumps on or buying Teddy bear Fur. Any ideas?
Until next time, thanks for reading