|A place to hide|
|Lots of goodies|
3mm MDF for the base, cut to 1" x 6". We have found this to be the best mix of price and durability.
Some dirt or sand from the back yard or garden or your brother's or children's sand pit.
The flock is Blended Turf Green Blend T49 from Woodland Scenics. This is the most expensive bit but it goes a very long way. It provide a good fluffy texture to the hedges.
PVA glue - we use litres of this for all our terrain.
Some handy bits of wood and clamps.
A hot glue gun.
A hobby knife.
Black spray paint - the cheapest one is fine as it is only an undercoat and will be completely covered up.
Some brown paint for the ground. A sample pot from the hardware or paint shop is the best value.
Step 1: The basic hedge bit
|Hot glue is hot. Don't glue fingers. It hurts.|
Step 2: Squash it together.
|Not too flat or it looks silly. About 6 to 8mm (1/4" or so) is about right.|
Step 3: Glue to the base
|Plenty of glue is fine. It will all get covered up.|
|Make a gap and attach a suitably trimmed icy pole stick as fence posts.|
Step 4: Apply dirt and sand.
|Apply the PVA glue.|
|Roll in the sand|
|Ta da! Basic underneath stage done.|
Step 5: Undercoat with Black spray paint
|Spray the lot black.|
Step 6: Paint the dirt
|Dark brown first.|
|Dry brush light brown|
Step 7: Apply the green bits
|Apply the good old PVA glue|
|Dunk into the flock placed in a container|
|Shake off the excess|
|Glue any missing bits and dunk it again.|
Step 8: Admire your handiwork
|Hans! Shoot the Britisher Cromwell!|