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Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

If so, check out this really FAST, simple and cheap method for making cartoony pine trees (conifers), using not much more than basic scouring pads, wooden dowels and flock:


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The only two things I would change are 1) to make the rays along the edges of the now-circular scouring pad pieces, much like a 6 or 8-pointed star, and also 2) once the PVA glue used to affix the scouring pad pieces in place dries up, I would try to push the edges downward a little, so that the layers overlap the ones below them.

And to accessorize your new cartoony forest … check out these cheap resin pieces:

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I don't know why, but I've always wanted to separate my figures and set aside my most cartoony ones and try my hand at making suitable (cartoony) terrain for them. Perhaps some horror or fantasy group of odd characters, in an equally odd environment. I know, crazy, right? :)

PS. Of course, if you're looking to make some TRULY realistic ones, make sure to check out the incredible videos made by Luke Towan and other terrain experts:
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Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Quick question to you guys …

Has anyone tried to make fast trees as those in the OP tutorial above, but using green TEDDY BEAR FUR* instead of the green scouring pads (and skipping the flocking step)?

If so, did they look anything like this next picture?


Just curious.


* I know there's another name for that fur "fabric", but I can't think of it at the moment.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 12:25 p.m. PST

@ 2c a tree, this deal from China is unbeatable.


And the trees don't look any worse than the ones from the tutorial.

williamb11 Sep 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

Good Find. They even have some for a penny a tree.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 9:26 p.m. PST

I really like his channel lots of good stuff

Benvartok11 Sep 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

Hopefully my purchase of goods made in China will save me from the Sinostapo when they rule the world…..

Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2018 10:05 p.m. PST



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