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Natxoman16 May 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

Hi there , I'm posting this question here , since coppicing of tres was -apparently- typical of the dark age and medieval european Woods , or at least , of those Woods nearer to villages .

To give some idea of what I'm asking about , Coppicing is a traditional method of woodland management which exploits the capacity of many species of trees to put out new shoots from their stump or roots if cut down. In a coppiced wood, which is called a copse, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level, known as a stool. New growth emerges and after a number of years, the coppiced tree is harvested and the cycle begins anew. Pollarding is a similar process carried out at a higher level on the tree. (Wikipedia entry) .

What I would like to know if is there some model(s) of coppiced tres for 28mm miniatures gaming , since they were very common near medieval/darl age/ancient villages thruough europe .

Or should i try to make my own , since they are aparently unavailable as ready-to-buy terrain/scenery

Natxoman16 May 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

To make clear what I'm talking about , see this:

YouTube link

bsrlee17 May 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

There is probably something in Model Railroad scenery, but most of the catalogs are just too big to browse online – probably have to take a walk down the scenery aisle in a few hobby shops.

Basically a bunch of stems with some flock glued on top, could probably be made with some broom 'straw', PVA and flock, should be around 50mm/2 inches tall for 28mm figures, base singly or in strips.

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Thanks for that. I've always thought a copse was just another word for a small group of trees. Now I've learned something.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 May 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

I've never seen such a model, but what a great idea! There has to be a way of modelling those.

Lion in the Stars17 May 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

Check the European train-makers like Faller.

Coppice-woods is not a practice in the US.

Natxoman17 May 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

Well , I'm in Spain , so no problem… ;-)

Chinggis18 May 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

Perhaps using about five or six pieces of florists wire cut to size with a twist near the splayed out bottom so it sits flat for glueing to a base. Paint in your favourite tree bark colour then glue some flock at strategic places up the stem. Don't know if it will work but it might inspire an alternative method to somebody.

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