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07 Mar 2023 4:53 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2023 7:40 p.m. PST

"Today we have at our disposal a wide variety of products to decorate the bases of our miniatures or scenery elements, including the classic electrostatic grass and the popular shrubs or grass tufts. However, some of these products are quite expensive, especially if we are looking for miniature sheets to match the scale of our figures. In this tutorial we will see how we can use a natural product as a very cheap (free) and effective alternative to simulate small leaves. The necromancer that illustrates this tutorial is one of the miniatures from the last Kickstarter of Citizens of the Old World (Heresylab).

The secret ingredient is birch seeds. Although we can buy them in modeling stores or even on Ebay, the cheapest option is to take a walk through your city or through the countryside to find some birch. Birch trees begin to produce seeds in the summer. We can directly collect the cones that contain the seeds when they are still green and store them in a paper bag for a couple of weeks, until the seeds are dry and have acquired their characteristic golden color. Here in Finland we are quite lucky in this regard, as there are birch trees everywhere. A couple of years ago I picked up several handfuls of golden seeds on the same street.

The golden seeds are perfect if we want to represent autumnal bases and we can use them as is. However, depending on our painting project we can paint the seeds a different color. For example, I wanted pink or purple blades for my Legions of Nagash army for Age of Sigmar (you can see pictures of the army at the end of this post). Good old Miguel from suggested the following idea to paint the leaves quickly and efficiently using the airbrush…."




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