Next the armatures are wrapped in masking tape.
The trees are then hot glued to bases of thick card and banks built up with three layers of 5mm foamcore then covered in air drying DAS clay. The bases were painted with gloss spray paint before starting any assembly to limit warping. The use of DAS means some shrinkage in inevitable but it is still a useful material.
When the clay has dried the banks are textured with PVA and chinchilla sand.
Everything dries and is then sprayed dark brown
Foliage is then added using rubberised coco fibre to make the hedges and treetops. Another dark brown spray follows.
Then a light spray of pale brown (“nutmeg”)
Then a final spray of sage green on the banks.
About 10’ of bocage made. So far these have taken a couple of hours for wire twisting, about three hours of glue/clay work and four hours of gluing and spraying.