Now that I've cut all the tree bases and glued them together it is time to scenic them.
Here they are in all their temporary glory. First thing I did was to add a layer of self adhesive magnetic tape under the base. I will be storing these trees in a 4 litre Really Useful Box lined with steel paper.
I put a touch of polystyrene cement on the upper surface of the PVC base. This should help the plaster coat to adhere firmly. I cover the base with a thick layer of ready mixed plaster.
I leave some of them quite smooth. All the bases will get some additional texturing using fine gravel, ballast and sand once the plaster layer is dry.