I blame Ross from http://gameofmonth.blogspot.co.uk/ he was talking about gaming using 54mm figures , now I have some home-cast 54mm figures but have never really played with them due to the lack of suitable terrain - I have dabbled with out door gaming but due to the weather and the dog never that successfully - I was looking in a Family History magazine , my wife does genealogy and came across the above MDF tree for making family trees (think you attach the heart shapes with the relatives names on them) and thought would it do for 54mm gaming ?!.
I sent for some (they come in various sizes ) and got a parcel with six of them . Now they are two dimensional but I was thinking stylised terrain - VERY Toy Soldier so I had to think of some method of basing them .
I decided to hot glue them to some round bases I already had and support them with two triangular uprights .
These I glued at right angles to the tree trunk and then the whole thing to the base .
Here we see Colonel Flashman and Mr Kipling (in 54mm) inspecting the finished trees to give some scale . I'm going to give them a coat of gloss varnish and then paint the leaves and bases green - an update to follow soon ............
P.S Have been asked were I got them from EBay - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MDF-Craft-Supplies?_trksid=p2047675.l2563