At the end of November our local club will have another "longest night" event, and this time in Normandy 1944. Ahead of the incoming game, I thought of working some bocage scenery. I wanted it easy, cheap and effective so I started improvising with materials at hand in my garage. An the final result was (IMHO) more than very decent.
Here I show some photograhs
- The bases are made of plywood cut in irregular shapes, between 10-15 cm long and around 3 cm width. I covered them with plaster and then painted with acrylics: terracotta as base-colour, dry-brushed with ochre and finally washed with dark brown.
- The next step was to cut (again in irregular shapes) foam rubber (typically found in 28mm-minis blisters) 2-3 cm high and wuth the lenght on the base approximately. The glue them to the bases.
- The foam pieces were glued to the bases and once dried and firmly fixed, I soaked them with a generous dose of diluted white glue and get it sprinckled with a mix of sand and fine green flock.
- I left it to dry completely. The final step was to glue in an irregular manner small pieces of railway model foliage (see here) of different shades of green that I use for the bases of my figures.