2D Trees colouring help needed

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UshCha
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2D Trees colouring help needed

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I have just made a load of 2D trees, see my Facebook page (its free to host pics). What colors should I use Vallejo shades would be good. No more than 3 colors as life is too short to waste much of it painting.

https://www.facebook.com/brian.handley.165

Why you ask? BecauseI recon I can get 100 trees for 1/144 scale war games in the equivalent of 8 Hexon II hexes, in 2 Hex high boxes that the top can work as a terrain pieces, the ultimate space saving approach to gaming. As they say "A Plan with no Drawbacks!"

cheers Brian - Polite abuse accepted :D
UshCha
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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Wll I have done loads of 2 D trees now; about 50 and painted/coloured them ranging from 50mm to 90mm. The 60 to 70mm look to be a good fit generally with 1/144 minis. The latest advance is trees on slopes. Its always been an issue for me that it was not practical to place trees verticaly on slopes. The 2D trees are 2 part, you push onto a base. So I have now made a base which will hopefully sit a tree straight on Hexon II, 2 high slopes. So the question is am I the only one that has trees (now) on sloping bases to cover slopes on hills?
Fire-at-Will
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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Interesting
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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
panzerman47
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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Thought about basing trees for slopes but not got there yet...
Blockhead123
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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UshCha - I like your two-dimensional tree idea - as you say, they save space, but also make placing figures and models easier around them. In the same spitrit, have you seen Bob Cordery's idea for adopting a similar approach for buildings in his 'Wargaming Miscellany' blog? : https://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.co ... games.html
Thought it might be of interest
UshCha
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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Blockhead,
Interesting link. Thanks,

Buildings have always been an issue. I did look at buildings built in perspective and narrow but to me they never quite worked, It reall depends on what you want out of a building. In the end I invented fold flat buildings so the storage issue, off table was fixed but on table they took the same 3D space. However I found we could make small buildings, near scale in height but undersized floor plans, that worked well. Its interesting that perhaps in the light of the above we could make narrower buildings even than our current ones, but that we could still note who is in them by positioning figures in them, direction of faceing being critica, but take up less table space. This needs more thought (curse you you have me on another thought experiment) ;-).

Picture of our fold flat, sorry is a commecial link but Photo bucket destroyed all my system photos.

https://www.wargamevault.com/product/85 ... rs_id=2500
Blockhead123
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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UshCha - thanks for that link - some of those buildings look really nice.
Personally I have gone with under-scale buildings for my games, so that I can leave enough space between to place figures - I bought several bags of those wooden 'toy village' buildings a while back and am working my way through slightly modifying and re-painting them. To be fair, they are mainly for my 19th century 15mm games (think Alsace and Bohemia), but will also work for WW1.
Even if they are not perfect, they were about £7 each for a bag of about 15 buildings, so good value!
They are still WIP, so no pictures at the moment - my hobby is still constarined by our house being re-built around us, so I can't get at anything even if I had time!
Regards
Ian
Blockhead123
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Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

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These are the wooden 'toy village buildings I was talking about - they need some work to be really usable, but it is quite surprising how well they come up:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Creative-Toy ... SwrtxdlQnA
Hopefully this will push me into getting some of them finished this week so that I can take some pictures!
Ian
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