Saturday, 17 November 2018

Palm Trees and Porridge Coated Jaffa Cakes



I've base coated the palm trees today, using rattle cans of Humbrol Grass Green and Halfords Camouflage Brown, so that I can base them and then paint them properly tomorrow. I had to prune all the plastic flash from the palm tree fronds first, which took ages but had to be done otherwise they would look rubbish. The bases were assembled, then trimmed on the edges and filed down to give a sloped profile, before being smothered in a PVA and filler mix. They look a bit like porridge coated jaffa cakes but I've smoothed them over a bit with some acrylic paste, both to hide the edge and to provide a good key for the emulsion paint basecoat that I'll slap on tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Think I'll have to pick up some of those bases. Are the inserts 40mm?

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  2. They're 50mm and come with the kit. Not too expensive either.

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