The trees are from various plastic dinosaur and army men sets, but they are unstable and prone to falling over if the table is bumped. I have been building up a number of paper trees with heavy bases that are more stable. They are real ink drainers and take up a lot of storage space due to the bases, but are very stable and look great. I just don't have enough yet to replace the plastic.
I have some great paper trees myself (and a few that are less great, but it took some exploring to find ones that worked well), but don't sell those plastic ones short just because they're tippy. Have you considered basing them? You could use large miniature bases if you have extras lying around, or you could cut random shapes out of masonite hardboard, and stick the trees on with a hot glue gun. Some white glue, sand and pebbles, and craft paint, and you'd have some very serviceable miniature trees.
If you want to paint the trees themselves, Krylon Ultra Mat paint with "Fusion Technology" is super effective as an inexpensive primer for plastic. Then your miniature paint or craft paint will stick to it really well. I'd finish with a coat of clear mat varnish. Then you'd have some really dope trees!
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That might be well worth the effort. I'll give it a try after we move and get settled in. I'm certainly not going to ditch these old friends in after the good service they have given me over the years and since I'm not going to stop buying plastic dinosaurs and army men, I'm going to be getting more plastikc trees and rocks in the future.
Face piles of trials with smiles, it riles them to believe that you perceive the webs they weave.
I have some trees like that and I made a thick card base for them that was slightly larger than than the canopy. I printed the Battlefield texture on plain paper and glued it to the card for quick texture. They're much sturdier now.
cowboyleland: Putting on my pedantic hat: some of you are mis-using the term "begs the question." Some day I will make myself a paper pedantic hat.
Nov 14, 2019 6:02:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: I wouldn't hold my breath. He used to be very active on a French forum, so I asked him if he was going to be back there. no response yet
Nov 13, 2019 9:04:45 GMT -9
squirmydad: Crap. I hope he's able to recover and republish his work.
Nov 13, 2019 8:57:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: I sent Mauther an email. My guess is that it will be inaccessible while he is migrating things over to Blogger
Nov 13, 2019 7:45:54 GMT -9
wyvern: Today though, the Papermau blog is no longer accessible unless you have an invitation (and of course you can't get one unless you visit the blog, Catch 22). Anyone got any better news about it?
Nov 13, 2019 6:22:34 GMT -9
wyvern: I know Papermau's blog has been having problems because of virus infections lately - it's fired-up my antivirus system every time I've visited there for some weeks, though he did write and say the problem was resolved a while back (it wasn't).
Nov 13, 2019 6:21:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: I suppose it could have been worse. She could boost someone up in a positive uplifting supportive manner...
Nov 9, 2019 10:25:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: Okay ... double negatives are bad, but how about triple saying the same thing. I just heard someone on TV saying, 'I found we really boosted each other up in an uplifting supportive manner'. And that was probably meaningful to her. duh
Nov 9, 2019 10:11:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: Be careful what secrets you let out of the bag
Nov 5, 2019 12:33:45 GMT -9
oldschooldm: ... SO ... One of my players now has a cutter and has joined the forum. :-) For the first time I have to worry about WIP spoilers. :-) Just kidding! Welcome h0meralm1ghty!
Nov 5, 2019 7:40:19 GMT -9
woosh: I FINISHED THE M722 LRV AND I LOVE IT. will post pics when i get the chance
Nov 4, 2019 1:10:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back in my younger days, I tried to get 'Trick or Drink' running. We would go door to door in costume with our Halloween-themed rocks glasses in hand.
Nov 3, 2019 4:39:43 GMT -9
shep: On the other hand, Halloween is not that big for kids, here in Germany, anyways. It's more an excuse for teens and young adults to dress up and have a party... and for the latter ones to get drunk beyond speaking their native tongue...
Nov 3, 2019 1:44:29 GMT -9
shep: "A ninja, a mage, a knight, and a fish enter a tavern..." Wait this is no joke??!? Great costumes! The kids in my neighborhood were, as always, either too shy or too lazy to climb up into the third floor (40 steps, man, 40 steps!)...
Nov 3, 2019 1:42:29 GMT -9
forgedchaos: or to traslate
Nov 2, 2019 13:14:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Every adventuring party needs a fish to guide them.
Nov 1, 2019 8:14:51 GMT -9
WackyAnne: This year's adventuring party - no sexy witch but fish!
Nov 1, 2019 1:07:18 GMT -9