Last time we looked at the forest base. This time let's look at the canopies for the still as yet unrevealed new project era.
What you're looking at is a cheap and easy alternative to the method used by these clever chaps here. Their forests look great, but they also look relatively expensive and time consuming. My wrinkle on their idea is to skip the store bought foliage and use a cheaper alternative, the same green scrubbers that we all know and love from hedges around the wargaming world.
[Edit to add some advice, thanks for the reminder, arabianknight:
I couldn't find my hot clue gun, so I just used regular white craft glue. The craft glue works fine on the green scrubbers, you just have to lay it on thick. You don't want to craft glue with the clump foliage from Woodland Scenics, though, it doesn't hold that crumbly spongy stuff for squat.
If your tree stand width is less than the width of a green scrubber, you don't need a piece of board or cardstock underneath it. The scrubbers have enough rigidity to hold their shape, and in fact the spongy texture will help keep the foliage from sliding around. The larger tree stand shown here has cardstock underneath it because it is wider than the green scrubber - I glued two pieces side by side and then hid the seam by hiding it with more foliage. [/edit]
What? A new scale? What madness is this?
Well, it's the madness of big battle games. This big box is being built for One Hour Wargames, which are mostly for pushing mass infantry around a table. If I'm going to build a mass army wargame, it going to look like mass armies. We'll keep collecting 15mm for skirmishing, but this box is all about the bases chock full of lots of little dudes.