Here's what I've ended up doing with the 4 walls of the set. All in all it's become 68'' of ruined walls.
- Toy plastic walls (lots of cheap toys out there).
- Cork sheets (I use cheap table protectors from Ikea).
- Woodglue and superglue
- Your regular basing material
The long thin pieces of wall I cut into different sizes in pairs. Some half pices, some a third of the length and so on.
Super glue these on top of the walls, hiding the hole.
Add some cardbaord cobble stone details to the bases. I've also added them here and there along the edges of the walls. Cover the rest with sand. Make sure to add a good amount close the the wall, make sure it never breaks off.
I've prepped two pieces with room for a gate. Glue an iron nail, head on the base, and fix in the top with a bigger piece of cork. All prepped for some homemade iron gates. I plan on building some from bbq bamboo spears and add a magnets to the end. Easy open and close, and they can be detached when stored - less risk of breaking.
It's time to paint up the walls. I base coated them in a lot of black spray paint. Drybrushed the walls in grey. Painted the sand brown. No highlighting.
I then added static grass and ivy (cheap flock, super glued on and covered in super glue afterwards). Then some homemade snow paste (woodglue, white acryllic, white sand, baking powder).
After it dried I've sprayed with matt white from a long distance 60 cm (2') in small burst. Adding a nice frosty looking coat that I use on all my terrain, to bind it all together.
Lastly I've added winter flowers, I don't want these frost coated. They add just enough colour.
All pictures taken on a nice 3'x4' felt mat from Ceri Design. There's some written posts on my trees and my little ruined house.