|Sudan landscape north of Khartoum showing typical Acacia trees and some camels.|
|My home made Acacia trees with some John Jenkins Designs Beja riflemen in 54mm.|
A little trip to Michael's Stores for craft materials always generates ideas for making terrain pieces. I wanted to dress up the game table for the 54mm toy soldier game that we are playing on July 23rd and after seeing the first picture above and the last picture at the end, I knew that I had to make some Acacia trees to dot the desert terrain.
|I used plastic flowers from Michaels Stores to make the trees, clipping them off of the stem and then hot gluing them onto a round basswood disk, spray painted with a brown undercoat and then speckled and dipped in grit.|
|Another view, note the use of real rocks in the background.|
|Here is a close up of the real thing. I think that I did a good job of capturing the look of the Acacia tree. These were used to make the defensive zaribas by the British when they made camp.|