My last post was in April? Seriously? It seems like only yesterday. Where does the time go?
I’ve been busy. No really. Partly I’ve been occupied in the garden but mostly I’ve been working really hard at having a ball. There’s been some wargaming activity but that’s for another post. Just now I’d best just get something published so I can get the blog police (Andy, AKA Count Belisarius) off my back.
I inherited a large box of dubious quality ‘bottle brush’ trees and have been pondering their future.
To be honest, they are probably wheelie bin fodder but a challenge over on the Loose Association of Wargamers forum got me thinking. To paraphrase the challenge, ‘make something wargamey from junk already on hand’. So I had these trees and I had sawdust and paint to make flock. With a week remaining of the challenge I’m quite happy with how these things are turning out. They won’t win any awards but they’ll increase my wargames terrain by exactly 100%.
I’ve made five or six batches of flock in various colours and texture and I’m working on the trees in batches so that they don’t all end up the same. I’ve finished about thirty trees so far and have about fifty to go……no pressure then.
I have no idea how I’m going to mount the finished trees. I think I’ll ponder that over a beer or two next week.