Deep in the depths of my shed I have been experimenting

with the bocage and have finally got a winner, perhaps ?

Step One:

Polystyrene was used for the banking(light and dirt cheap)

and cut to shape, then pva glued. I based one on 3mm mdf

and didn’t bother with the other. The cocktail sticks

are just to hold it together while gluing.

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Step Two:

Add some twigs from the garden as tree trunks and glue

into place.

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Step Three:

I used standard house hold filler to smooth off the bank

and any sharp edges. I then cover everything in pva glue

and added a mix of sand and stone for texture. Let dry.

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Step Four:

Paint brown with house hold paint.

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Step Five:

More pva glue over all and add your flock/scatter mix.

I tried all green at 1st but found the brown gave it a

better look.

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Step Six:

Grab your self some rubberised horse hair(ebay was cheap)

and separate it out into thin bits. It comes as a thick

section and reminds me of horse jumping hedges. Now with

your pva glue again thread between your twig trees and glue

down. I found you had to put weights on the horse hair while

gluing as it springs up otherwise. I added a bit of moss as

well.

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Step Seven:

Using a spray bottle(50/50 pva glue and water) spray the

horse hair with your glue mix. Now sprinkle on your scatter

so it looks like leaves. Leave it dry over night.

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This is what it looks like next to a field and with a tank in:

Click on the image to get a bigger version 🙂

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I tried two other methods of making bocage from moss but

was not happy with the outcome.

Also the bocage next to field is not 100% finished and

needs a bit of airbrushing here and there.

What do you think ?

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Comments
  1. arkiegamer says:

    Looks good! Are you going to put foilage on the trees in the bocage?

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