|The forest-base is shown here with some Heroics & Ros WWII British infantry and a GHQ A9 Cruiser tank.|
I have a couple of alders growing in the front of my section. They're not among my favourite trees, but they do have one use.
Making teensy-tiny forests to go along with teensy-tiny toy soldiers.
I snipped some, of varying sizes, off their twigs and hot-glued them to a sort of kidney-shaped 0.5mm galvanized steel base. I sealed the lot with matte-black spray paint, added a bit of flock around the base, and loosely painted the cones in a couple of shades of yellowish-green.
The individual base shown above took me about half an hour from start to finish, but if you were production-lining them I suspect they would average out to more like ten minutes each.
My aim is to have a multitude of small forest modules that can be rearranged into as large or as small a forest as is required, rather than using larger, less flexible modules.