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Scenery Jungle Trees from Reciept Tape

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Scalenex, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Scalenex
    Skink Priest

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    So I was working a graveyard shift at my grocery store replacing old reciept tape when I had the inspiration that the black plastic tubes that the receipt tape spools on would make serviceable tree trunks. So I thought about how to make a bark texture and eventually decided to use layers of masking of tape. I mounted them on little pieces of cardboard, and painted them brown. They fell over a lot so I put bbs in them for weight. then I stoppered the top with a cotton swab to prevent the bbs from falling out. Finally I cut some leaves out of construction paper.

    This picture shows the progression of parts.

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    This picture is a close up of a completed tree to show their size relative to skinks.

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    My plan is to keep the trees loose so I can move them around to accomodate units in a forest. Eventually I plan to finish cutting out my foam board in 6" x 12" pieces into forest bases, putting on undergrowth for it.


    EDIT: The pictures are on photbucket. If that doesn't work, let me know if there is a better way to post the pictures.
     
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  2. redeyefrog
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    redeyefrog New Member

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    A simple and effective solution to expensive terrain in large numbers your eyes will fill the gap. and if you interspearse a small amount of model trees through it will look great
     
  3. parrot
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    I tried it myself and it worked. Thanks. :D
     
  4. FavoredoftheOldOnes
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    An inexpensive yet effective way to make some good trees. Good work!
     

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