Sunday, February 15, 2015

Modelling Tip: Forest Themed Movement Trays

Currently making up movement trays for Wood Elf cavalry. I have a unit of Sisters of the Thorn and three units of Wild Riders to cater for.

As usual I have used Sarissa Precision trays. Though they are situated in the UK I think that they have the best turnaround of any company I know. Generally they are here in 5-7 days.

One of the benefits is that they are a two part tray - upper and lower - laser cut from mdf. This lets you insert a layer of steel paper (Gale Force Nine) between to provide attraction for magnetic bases.

My Wood Elves have forest basing with lots of leaf scatter on them. To provide this for the movement trays I use the same technique. After covering the outside in PVA I then push them into a pile of Mixed Herbs. That's the spice rack and you can get yourself some realistic looking leaf clutter. Mixed Herbs are the best as you get variety in size and type but Thyme, Rosemary and Basil all will do individually at a pinch.

Not only do they look good but they smell marvellous. Well the smell lasts until you first wash then with watered-down PVA and then coat them in you desired base colour. One of the great benefits is the texture which allows dry-brushing. I then apply some Static Grass and SWM Leaf Litter.
I'll post some pictures of the final trays later in the week.

1 comment:

  1. Buy the 500gm Bags of the stuff at Moore Wilson's. Very cost effective.