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Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:08:05 PM »
Here's my new blog with some new Jungle terrain and a video showing you how I made it! I hope you enjoy them both!

https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2020/01/welcome-to-jungle.html



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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 02:13:55 AM »
Very nice work.

Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 08:41:43 AM »
Cheers Buddy!

Offline Hitman

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 05:26:48 PM »
Nicely done. Good tutorial. Now I need to get rolling on my own. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 06:35:36 PM »
Cheers buddy! Yep, get your own made! I hope the tutorial helps!

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 01:13:04 PM »
They look good, I have been up to something similar;



On a slightly larger scale...  :D

I am still not sure how much to flock. The jungle I have been in (Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu and Far North Queensland) had very little ground vegetation.
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Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 01:42:32 PM »
Blimey!! You have been busy! They look fantastic. When I was in Singapore we were clearing the primary jungle from an old british airbase (Seletar) and the ground was pretty thick with foliage there. I guess it depends on if you are also intending to allow figures to stand on the base or not.

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 07:43:09 PM »
Thanks for that. Most of the jungle I've been in had a very thick canopy, and there were a lot of creepers, roots and bushes, plus leaf litter, but not a lot of plants actually growing at ground level. I think I will add some, just for another splash of colour.

If I was going for realism, a lot more trees (not palms), fallen trunks, tons of creeper, and roots, and a load of fungi would be the way to go, but as you say, if you need to be able to put figures on them then you have to compromise a bit.

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2020, 09:32:09 PM »
I guess it's one of those how long is a piece of string things, you can find examples of both our approaches, so arguably neither are wrong. Have a look at the picture at the top of this article, the one with the at gun, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Muar you cant see the base of the trees for the foliage, although mine are palms, that was the look I was going for. In future I will make some rubber plantations and they are going to have very little foliage around the bases.

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Jungle Terrain and Tutorial Video on my Blog
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 04:38:30 PM »
Thanks for that. Most of the jungle I've been in had a very thick canopy, and there were a lot of creepers, roots and bushes, plus leaf litter, but not a lot of plants actually growing at ground level. I think I will add some, just for another splash of colour.

I think what you've written there is true of pretty much all "virgin" forest (my experience is in the north-eastern US, but I suspect that it doesn't vary much); it's only around the edges, in clearings, or where forest has been cleared and then later allowed to grow back, that you get undergrowth.  Rather than make odd-shaped "clumps" of jungle, which aren't really very authentic, I think I shall go for "tiles" completely covered with a solid, but removeable, canopy (possibly a sheet of fairly rigid acetate covered in lichen and resting on the tops of "decapitated" tree trunks) for the main part of the jungle, and then make the margins out of tiles with at least one regular side (to fit onto the above), but an irregular shape on the outward-facing side where the undergrowth forms.  Then add in rubber plantations, paddy fields, villages, etc in the open areas.
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