Attaching to base
Once you have found the piece of wood, almost nothing needs to be done
except to stick it to the base. Large items such as these should be
stuck to the base at Stage 2
of the arid terrain piece process, before the terrain piece has been
textured. This will make it more realistic as it will look as if they
are almost embedded in the ground rather than perched on top. Use plenty
of PVA or epoxy resin.
The trunks shouldn't need much painting, just a little washing and
drybrushing to bring out the texture.
Dark brown wash - It may be necessary to wash a little dark brown
ink on if the wood is very light, otherwise the drybrushing won't
show up at all. (This wasn't used in either of these examples).
Drybrush - A delicate drybrush of 'Beige' Sandtex was applied
over the top. This picked out the texture and gave it a weathered, dusty feel.