|Pegasus banana trees in a fetching day-glo green and the eBay palms.|
|Sunglasses may be required when assembling.|
Coconut palms are first on the work bench. While they come in coloured plastic and didn't look too bad (certainly compared to the stuff from Pegasus), they looked a little too plastic to leave unpainted. So a quick prime with a can of grey primer before painting with the airbrush. I painted the leaves Tamiya acrylic Yellow Green on their outer edges and filled in the inner parts with Tamiya Flat Green. The dying leaves around the top of the trunk and the trunks themselves were painted Tamiya Flat Earth. The dying leaves were then dry brushed with Vallejo Tan Yellow and highlighted with a brush of Vallejo Dark Sand. The trunks were then dry brushed with Vallejo Sky Grey. I plan to base them on MDF 150mmx50mm strips that will hold two trees each. This will allow me to set up the plantations but also move trees during play.
|Primed and read for the airbrush|
|Foliage painted and highlighted|
|Trunks dry brushed with Sky Grey and dying fronds dry brushed in Tan Yellow|
|A few of these bunched together will work well as thick undergrowth or kunai grass|