|Insert a tack or large flathead nail into the base. You can ad a touch of glue when you do this.|
This provides much needed support.
|Push the tack into the base of the tree. This will provide |
|Glue the tree to the base. I generally use card or small pieces of balsa. I make single tree bases as well as|
groups of trees.
|Once dry, I spread glue on the entire base and cover|
with some sand to add texture. You might get some warping with card bases. If that happens I
either trim the base and/or ad some weight to the base (like a stone).
|Dry brush a few lighter shades of brown over the sand and |
glue on a few rocks, sticks, etc.
|The finished product! I add a little green flocking to|
the base and then the foliage. I buy the foliage at
a model railroad store. Just look for something that
looks natual and can be glued to the tree tops.