Slow but steady progress on the forest front, the top picture shows two of the CD size bases I'm using for my sedum tree stands, made from foam board on CD's with holes cut in for the trees to slot into. The base on the left has had filler and PVA and sand added to smooth out the contours of the foam board.
The other three pictures show progress with the mod-rock base which fits over the top of the soft hill. I hot glued the twigs into position for tree trunks and then small pebbles and rocks to create the look of broken ground. The first picture shows the expanded polystyrene in position to create the tops of the trees, this will be covered with green sponge flock. I've undercoated it with black acrylic paint to make any gaps in the flock less visible.
I had a good trip to the WMMS show at Alumwell last weekend, picked up some pre-ordered kit from pendraken (FIW & WW1), splashed some cash with Mr Pig as usual, four Zevezda models for £2.50p each, 3 Russian trucks which will stand in as Japanese for my Pacific set up, and a PzII, and some bargains on the book front. Most amusing sight, chap with a small bag of sand and gravel. Lots of great demonstration games to look at, a great WW1 trench set up and lots of others.