Draw LOS through THAT, dammit!
If you play 40k (and unfortunately I do), long gone are the days when a simple flocked template and a few trees from a model railroad manufacturer would block LOS.
… a long time ago I used to get paid to interpret / manage /deal with GW’s ridiculousness…
I’ve been free of those people for well over a decade, so… (to quote my 13 year old) …
On the other hand, I like a challenge, and my woods templates needed some love. I accepted the constraints that the new templates would have to be literal and actually block true LOS. I was also motivated by observing that model railroad trees are not perfect and have their own scaling issues. The trunks are too narrow, and although they are taller than infantry and vehicles, they really are almost never tall enough.
So here is my solution…
The trunks are of 2 kinds, some are wooden dowels, 1” in diameter (I used my dremel router to carve irregular “bark” textures), and some are blue foam trunks carved with a box knife. The trunks vary in height averaging about 6”tall.
After that, I simply stuffed blue foam carved rocks and cheap craft store vegetation in between all the trunks to about 3” tall. Then a combination of floral wire and 3”-4” wooden disks were glued to the top of the trunks to make a frame for the forest canopy and lichen was glued to the frame.
Not the cheapest build I’ve ever done, but with the help of the 40% Hobby Lobby daily coupon for one item each trip, and just stopping every day on the way home from work, I managed the costs pretty well. (my wife’s opinion is vastly different)