A big part of my personal war-gaming philosophy has always been about the over all esthetic of any given game. For me there is something about scores of well painted figures deployed across a table with nice terrain that really makes for an enjoyable days gaming. After all, great looking figures (in my opinion) deserve a great looking battlefield. Otherwise it would seem to me kind of pointless to spend countless hours researching uniforms, painting and painstakingly basing tons of figures only to push them around on a rather plain looking table? To this end I’ve dedicated a fair amount of my hobby budget (time and money) to collecting decent looking terrain. One thing that’s proven hard to find has always been suitably sized trees for my 28mm games. All of my store bought trees to date work well for 15mm games, but to my eye seem to be a tad on the small side for my 28mm figures.
So in order to fill this hole in my scenery cupboard I’ve decided to have a go at making my own. What follows is a step by step look on how I went about this. Hopefully you might find one or two of the ideas presented here useful in your own tree making adventures. Before we get started I should point out that this is my second attempt at tree construction. My first bach (which can be viewed here LINK) had a couple of basic flaws which I have taken steps to rectify in this second roll of the dice.