This is a premade sand and grass base for model horses or other scale animals. This base is just large enough to be used for photo showing but the setup of the shots will be limited. It will probably fit well on a bookcase, unless you have very narrow shelves. (Note: The horses and fences shown are not included.)
The base is 5 inches long and 7 inches wide, at the widest points. The sand-covered area is roughly 3.75 by 6.5, the grass-covered area is less than half an inch wide, and the post holes are inset roughly a quarter of an inch. It is a good fit for 1:32 scale models (Breyer Stablemate) but would also work with some larger (and smaller) scale models.
The wooden base is sanded, painted black and green, finished in a matte sealer, and then covered with model train sand and grass. The grass is attached in multiple layers with a mixture of water and Elmer’s wood glue, the sand is attached with a mix of water and Elmer’s white glue. The base has been through several tap and wind tests to make sure it’s pretty sturdy.
An additional bag of sand and grass is included in case the base is ever damaged. The terrain can be attached with a mixture of water and Elmer’s glue. Instructions on how to repair the base (and how it was made) can be found here.
This base is compatible with Template A fences.
The base will ship in a cardboard box with a built-in jig that can be used for storage (as long as you open the box carefully).
Materials used: Artminds Wooden plaque, Green and Tan acrylic craft paints, Krylon matte sealer, wood glue, white glue, sand, train grass (Woodland Scenics, T49 Blended Turf, Green).