27 September 2014

More Jungle Stuff

I tried to simulate rows of cane fields. You can see the base of the mat, which I painted
brown to break the green pattern.

Here is my version of large jungle trees. Woodland scenics trees with the lower
branches snipped off. Furnace filter atop. Work in progress.
 Close up of the undergrowth. I used a variety of plastic aquarium plants.

In tandem with my planned village, they have to have crops. The banana trees are the
Pegasus plastic line. They are nice but the leaves are "fiddly".

Palm tree stand and small hill in progress. The tree stands I use from Renaissance Ink
website. Work in progress. Trying to get the "right" jungle floor scatter.

It is surprising what can be done with a few hours a weekend. Of course that takes

Rules I have learned in terrain making:
1. Don't rush
2. Don't do too much at once or you get burnt out
3. Look at a lot of terrain pictures to get a "feel" for it
4. Use the internet, there are ALOT of great ideas out there

Jungle Terrain

My work schedule has me traveling Mon to Fri every week. This makes gaming very slow. Over the months I focused on jungle related terrain. My first goal was to make enough to cover a 4x8' table.

I tried to use terrain that has the right height for a 28mm figure. This is a variety of
aquarium plastic mat plants, various size palm trees, and synthetic fur. I used the
idea from a website about using the mat holder as the base. I made individual tree
stands to break the "clear" look of a field. The fur comes in a tan color yet after
review a lot of Pacific island pictures, they are more greenish. Yet I do like the color
contract. Each plant stand has been highlighted with a green/yellow to break the
monotony of the same color. I visit Michaels, Jo-ann's craft store a lot for terrain.
Next step is to finish the palm tree stands. More photos to follow.