This looks like your normal wargame tree stand. Art posterboard cut into a circle, a few dollar store plastic trees, some rocks, sand, and paint, and it’s an instant forest. In my world it becomes a low-cost oxygen generation machine. This is designed to fit right into the heart of the spaceship, as seen in the third photo below.
Damn that looks good if I do say so myself. The small stand of trees will be glued in place once the ship is painted. Gluing it in place right now will just make it harder to paint the rest of the ship, so that is just going to have to wait. Note that the whole spaceship has been primed at this point, a nice rich creamy almond color. It took almost a full can of primer, but the whole she-bang is primed and ready for…more primer?
Yep. The color is great, but the finish is gloss – the kind of gloss that won’t hold the craft store paint on hand. That means it needs a full coat of clear flat sealer before I can really start in on the painting. Whoops. Ah well, one more coat won’t hurt, and since this color really is perfect for the ship, it’s well worth the extra step.