Last Saturday was a great day for wargaming. Four days before I noticed that the Re-Action-Convention (link) took place at Rheindahlen (about an hour away from where I live) and convinced two friends of mine to accompany me. It was a great time and I'll post a review the next days.
However I spent yesterday evening with Ice Hockey and modell trees. The stems are from Heki, a Germany producer, and I bought them years ago. Finally I used them to tried different methods of foliation.
From left to right:
On this tree I used the stuff that was sold with the stems. It's a kind of fibrous web with some flock glued on.
For this tree I used Woodland Scenic's Foliage Light Green as the Heki stuff it's a kind of thin web with small foliage glued on. Unfortunately the foliage is very, very loose.
Another Woodland Scenic's product on this tree: Bushes Medium Green. Actually it's a kind of clump foliage but cut into smaller pieces.
Polyfibre and Turf:
On this tree I processed in two steps: First I applied a cloud of Woodland Scenic's Polyfribre to the tree, covered it with glue again and dipped it into fine turf (some Citadel stuff I bought about fifteen years ago).
I like tree number three ("Bushes") most. The clump foliage was easy to apply and it's quiet sturdy when varnished. And it looks very well.
The polyfibre make a nice crown but the old Citadel turf isn't suitable as leaves. With a rougher turf (like the stuff on tree number two) it might be better.
The other two variants failed. The flock falls off very easily and glueing the web was a pain.
What do you think?