Today, we look at putting hedges and stone walls on the battlefield .. all for well under the magic $2 mark.
Whilst there are several hedge products on the market for reasonable money, here is an ultra cheap alternative :
Simply cut up old kitchen sponges and soak them in acrylic paints dark greens / brown hues.
Leave them out to dry for a day or so, and then give them a light dry brushing in lighter shades.
Instant hedge !
|A closer view of the sponge hedge. Started with a light green sponge here, and just dipped it in dark waste paint. Worked out well for zero effort.|
|A handful of discarded sponges, once cut up, is more than enough for a whole battlefield. Here the sponge hedges are used to deliniate fields in a populated region of Mittel Europa for a Napoleonic battle.|
Living the good life down near a flash marina, with million dollar boats, tennis courts and swimming pools, one can easily find discarded offcuts of fake grass as well.
|Playground of the rich, and not-so-famous. Some of the owners of the boats (and/or apartments_ are more than happy to leave discarded modelling materials laying the in path of unsuspecting cyclists.|
Here is a section of discarded fake grass that was found cluttering up the bike path near the marina. Thought Id be a good citizen and remove the potentially dangerous obstacle, recycle, and convert it into something useful :
|Rescued from the bike path .. a dangerous obstacle to the innocent recreational bike rider, now a dangerous obstacle to the hardened veterans of the miniature Grande Armee.|
|I hope the owner of the tidy courtyard or boat by the marina gets as much use out of this fake grass as I will !|
For commercial grade hedges, I highly highly highly recommend getting out your credit card and shopping online with Arcane Scenery in the UK. They have all sorts of very cool scenery DIY accessories, a huge range of tools, and excellent fast service. Give them a look :