Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tree rehabilitation

Every year or so, a random box of gaming stuff appear on my step (someone getting out of the hobby, usually). I then sort it and pass it along to whomever seems most appropriate.

Last year, the box included a bunch of broken trees. I set them aside, thinking I would rehab them for use. And I finally got around to it. 

I removed the trunks from the old bases, attached them to washers (old bases were too light to secure the trees), then textured. Then gave the trees a dry brush to tone down the glare and give them some depth. 

While I was going that, I also finished off this one stray piece of GW fencing that has been on my table (the rest was painted five years ago.

Not a bad little project. I can always use more trees and these (despite being cheap... and free!) look the part for 28s and 54s. I have some more trees (orchard style) under way. Not sure what will follow them.


Dave said...

Those look great - any idea where the trees came from?

Bob Barnetson said...

I had a set of these as a kid so they are like old railway trees (perhaps from the 197Os or earlier. The closest match I can find are these cake decorations (but they don't appear to have bases):

Bob Barnetson said...

Looks like these may be Plasticville pine trees from the mid-1970s (or possibly a cheap knock off):

Bob Barnetson said...

Fahler and Marx also seem to have produced similar sets.