Sunday, April 20, 2014
Forest Edge Strips 2.0
2.0? What gives? Although the "wispy bits" that I used to fill in spaces between the bushes and trees look really good, they dry out quickly and become brittle. . . and well. . . they just won't hold up to the rigors of gaming and transport. And despite the fact that I was a bit over half-finished with the Forest Edge Strip project, I decided to look for an alternative to the wispy bits that might prove more durable.
So I went to my local Michaels craft store and scoured the aisles of plastic and silk plants for suitable "scrub and fernage." I found 4 varieties that I thought would work. I decided to experiment on one of the "filler" 8" sections of Forest Edge Strip before going full steam ahead.
Here are two photos of the result. I am warming to the look, even though the scale of the plants may not work now for 28mm. Plastic definitely meets the durability requirement.