Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fields

 I recently finished one of those super easy projects that is so easy you wonder what took you so long.  I have always wanted some fields for gaming and for years of have been eying the welcome mat fields.  This is a very old and very easy way to make amazing looking fields.  There are tons of how-tos out there but the reality is you don't need one.  Buy a welcome mat that looks like miniature plants or grass and cut it up.  I used two different kinds of mats, natural fiber and plastic.  The natural fiber you just cut up and you are done.  The plastic will benefit from some dry brushing of lighter greens and even tans.  I love how these can be used with multiple scales of figures.

15mm









28mm








One thing I have yet to do is go back and add some earthy tones to the base and edges of the fields to make them look more realistic.  The work just fine as is but I think adding the browns to the base will make them pop.  If you haven't make any of these go do it!  They are easy and look great.

5 comments:

Jerry said...

These look really good and easy to do. I'm going to definitely make some of my own. Thanks for the idea.

Tom O said...

They look good with 28s too. Thanks for posting this up.

Mike G. said...

Those look great!

Scott said...

Very nice. I have done the 'corn field' ones myself but havn't done the green plastic ones, will have to check those out.
Cheers
Scott

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

Nice ideas I also have plenty of the cornfields but none of the plastic ones. Thanks for the idea!