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fullmetal201529 Mar 2016 12:32 p.m. PST

looking for good trees, for a micro scale European theater.


Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2016 1:07 p.m. PST

Look on eBay for trees in the toy or model railroad cat. try searching by size or scale. Using " trees 38mm 50 pcs" will get the responses you are looking for. I have used these and they are easy to use and look very good on the table. Buy in quantity.

Ben Lacy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Mar 2016 1:17 p.m. PST


I use the 38/Pkg of 3/4" to 2" trees by Woodland Scenics.

Mako1129 Mar 2016 2:01 p.m. PST

Those'll work.

Cheaper still are pennies, and toothpicks painted gray, cut in half, and having their tips pushed into a small piece of Woodland Scenics' clump foliage. Glue the flat end to the penny's center surface (I'll leave it to you to decide heads or tails).

Amazing how many of those you can crank out in short order, when working assembly-line fashion, and they're very inexpensive.

Bellbottom29 Mar 2016 3:03 p.m. PST

Check out ronny8664 on ebay
He does based groups and individual trees, or check out his Amphimods site here
He's a fine seller and makes some nice stuff

6mmACW30 Mar 2016 7:56 a.m. PST

At this scale, I think representing individual trees is perhaps less appropriate than representing forested areas of canopy coverage. You can make them pretty cheaply and they look great in micro-scale wargaming.

fullmetal201530 Mar 2016 11:10 a.m. PST

6mmacw like your idea but my question is how do or would you move the units in and around the trunks, or I'm I missing something in your explanation?


10mm Wargaming31 Mar 2016 4:43 a.m. PST

My guide for Making Trees and Woods hope it helps (check out the vid at the bottom of the page)

Take care


6mmACW31 Mar 2016 5:54 a.m. PST

Fullmetal--sometimes, lazy players just move their troops on top of the forest canopy. But usually we just lift the woods up and put the minis underneath. The toothpicks are thin and you don't have to use many of them--they are just there to support the canopy. We've never found that they get in the way of troops moving around under the woods.

fullmetal201531 Mar 2016 10:59 a.m. PST

ok ty 6mmACW going to try your technique, also thanks to all for the suggestions.


williamb01 Apr 2016 4:55 a.m. PST

Have a bunch of trees that I got from an ebay dealer. The 400pc packs appear to be gone , but there are still 200pc packs available.

twawaddell01 Apr 2016 9:29 a.m. PST

For fullmetal2015 consider a set up like that done by Bruce Weigle at

He has a darker green area as the forest floor with a line of trees around the outer edge. It should be noted that his terrain is absolutely magnificent for 6mm but time consuming if you make boards the same size as his! However, the ideas translate well to modular terrain.

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