Before I got onto painting the Drone I did do some minor conversion work as well as construct a base.
Building The Base:
After cutting a CD sized piece of MDF I set about assembling the tree. This involved internal strengthening with styrene off cuts and GS and filling in the missing parts of the tree with GS. Thankfully being a simple model even I could result the missing areas without a problem.
Painting the Base:
So in the end I went for a white tree. Very simply I painted the tree plain white then used a black wash to give depth and shading, before highlighting with white again. More washes were added in places (particularly around the roots).
The gunk was painted Goblin Green before a Model Mates ‘Rusty Red’ wash was added, Goblin Green was then used to brighten and highlight as I wanted the gunk to really stand out from the tree.
Washes were added on the tree around the gunk to (hopefully) give the impression that the gunk has already started to infect or decay the tree.