Following on from the blog about starting to add vegetation and creating gum trees, here is a method of creating woody bushes that I have found works effectively and uses discarded material
You will need:
|Drill some holes in offcuts of 9mm or similar mdf. Note the used basket liner on tray.|
- a well used hanging basked liner that has been in the sun for a while and has past its use by date.
- coloured no more gaps
- flat black or dark colored spray paint
- spray adhesive
- various grades of scatter material or ground foams eg woodland scenics.
Here is the process in photos. As always click on the picture for a larger version.
|Grap a little bunch of material and twist in fingers. Then apply some no more gaps and twist the base nice and tight.|
|Pull the twisted base through the hole in the mdf as far as you can and then splay the tops out an then trim to shape with scissors.|
|I also tried adding some extra twigs to create some sturdier branches. The tuck in nicely in the twisted fibers of the trunk.|
|I then added a light spray of matt black to add a bit of depth and under story shadow.|
|Here I am adding scatter material over the bush armature using various grades of home made and bought material. I fix using a shot of spray adhesive.|
|A closer shot of the finished product. Nice and twiggy and airy.|