Thursday, 23 January 2014
The Christmas Tree
Surrounding this text, you'll notice a tree on a base. This shall be a Christmas tree in the scenario.
I glued it down on a large GW base (not the massive one though), and then used some PVA glue on paper to make the terrain effect. Painting this black, I left it to dry before moving on.
Next, I then painted a light grey on the area where the snow would be, dry brushing the over the dark grey area too.
As you can see, I then began dry brushing over the light grey with white to begin the snow effect.
It took several coats to just get to the colour below. But I wasn't happy with the look of the snow (not the colour, as I could add to that later), but the texture, so in the end, I added some cotton wool, smoothed over with PVA.
Unfortunately, none of the family or friends had one either.
In the end, I decided on trying to paint some white on. I think the paint released a chemical in the foliage though as it started to turn a bit green. But it was alright.
I like how the presents turned out as well.
I do wish I had done a blue basecoat for the snow however, as I rather like the look it has on another model, that will be up for viewing in the first issue of Revolution this month.