Monday 8 April 2013

One, Two, Tree Bases

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.