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Title: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 09, 2018, 12:48:12 PM
Hello. Welcome to my new thread on building my jungle.

Many moons ago I built some jungle scenery for my 28mm figures, and to be frank it is starting to look old and a bit crap. I used mounting board for the base, and most of my trees came from a Chinese source on ebay. It looked 'OK' but my the standards of the terrain I make nowadays it could hardly pass.I als bought some pre-made terrain to add to the collection. This was mounted on MDF, but the vegetation was sparse and the bases were not beveled and did not match the rest of the terrain. In addition I also had some VERY OLD pieces with resin mushrooms and alike...these must be over twenty years old and are really fit for nothing apart from scrapping for parts.

So the situation I find myself in is that I have a big box full of sub-standard jungle terrain that don't match each other and look a bit naff on the table top. What I want is enough terrain to fill a table with dense jungle for Congo, WW2 in Burma, pirate games like Freebooter's Fate, and for my modern African imagi-nation Zugando. The odd pulp/sci-fi element like jungle ruins and man-eating plants might be useful too.


So here is what I have got to work with...This is my old terrain, with its cardbaord base- not pretty...

(https://i.imgur.com/PBLZayS.jpg)

You can see that the boards have warped over time and no longer sit flush...

(https://i.imgur.com/sNCF8DW.jpg)


And this is the terrain I bought...a bit sparse and the bases don't match. I forget who made it but I probably bought it at the West Midlands Military Show...

(https://i.imgur.com/23oQmQK.jpg)

And this is my VERY OLD terrain. I think the plants might have been nibbled by a mouse in the garage at some point in the past.

(https://i.imgur.com/9fzyZAK.jpg)

I began by dismantling my old terrian, and sorting it into piles, along with the new plastic plants and a few old bits and bobs I had hanging around that I thought might have looked the part.

I bought this from a shop called Tigre. Their a chain and are all over the UK. This is supposedly a soap dish (it cost £3).

(https://i.imgur.com/bSQecWM.jpg)

I rescued these from my wife's Christmas table centerpiece. I figure the stamen in the middle will be useful...
(https://i.imgur.com/IvVNbeN.jpg)

I bought a BIG bag of aquarium plants from Pets at Home for £12

(https://i.imgur.com/l299SG4.jpg)

These rocks are resin...might be form TSS?

(https://i.imgur.com/zDSjGVG.jpg)

This Ruin is from Jarvis, I think. I have had it hanging around for years.

(https://i.imgur.com/vtCWepL.jpg)

Having pulled all my terrain apart and sorted it I have this to work with...

(https://i.imgur.com/5mIlnE3.jpg)

Right. I have just watched Avatar and Carry on up the Jungle for inspiration, as well as Mel the Terrain Tutors you tube tutorials. I feel suitable inspired. Now to make some bases...wish me luck!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Coronasan on January 09, 2018, 02:28:32 PM
Good luck! I have plenty of terrain from 20+ years ago that either needs this treatment or just throwing away...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Eric the Shed on January 09, 2018, 03:29:21 PM
Looks like this is going to be a fun project
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 09, 2018, 10:05:46 PM
Some inspiring pictures I found on the net...

(https://i.imgur.com/97ghkOe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xMfxMGc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uSURT9F.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 09, 2018, 10:15:07 PM
Today I made a load of bases for my jungle...


I had a big sheet of hardbard hanging around form a DIY project.

(https://i.imgur.com/X77kOAh.jpg)

After lots of cutting, beveling and sanding it looked like this....

(https://i.imgur.com/F5bCQmK.jpg)

I want the bases to be highly textured. I usually just add a coat of sand and PVA, but I wanted something under this to make it look more wild and overgrown. I also need it to be quick and cheep. I will be adding a layer of sand and other materials latter. this is just the foundation.

I began by experimenting with ways of adding texture to the bases without warping them. I tried the following methods...

blue foam with the surface attacked with poly-cement

(https://i.imgur.com/ogBzDga.jpg)

Premixed plaster filler

(https://i.imgur.com/YkzkaHu.jpg)

ripped up card covered with PVA and tissue paper...

(https://i.imgur.com/6BA7pMh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/30tzRW1.jpg)

Paper mache

(https://i.imgur.com/i4PGcOm.jpg)

If anyone has any other ideas then let me know.

I will post results as soon as these are fully dry and I can judge if there is any warping etc.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Roo on January 09, 2018, 11:00:36 PM
Looking forward to the results Red Rob, especially now you game with Al!

Roo
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Vagabond on January 10, 2018, 12:25:51 AM
I'll be very interested in how you progress with this. I've used hardboard quite a lot and usually had problems with warping to a greater or lesser degree.
I've sometimes found coating the back of the board with PVA alleviates warping but not eliminates it. So will be interested to see what you find works best, especially as I need to do some jungle piece myself.

By the way the stuff you have taken apart didn't look too bad, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you improve on it.
Good luck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: FifteensAway on January 10, 2018, 03:36:19 AM
As vagabond says, hardboard can warp.  If you have access to a table saw try adjusting the blade depth to about a quarter or a third of the thickness of the hard board and then score the under sides of the larger pieces - but BE INCREDIBLY CAREFUL!!! Don't want to lose your fingers.  Might be safer to do the scoring with a hand saw.  Just make the lines parallel.  This isn't guaranteed to prevent warping but it will help reduce it.  The best way to avoid warping is to store your pieces dead flat.  And minimize using anything with moisture content.

I've done similar to you, cutting out pieces and beveling them but I use a product called underlayment (used for floor work, linoleum or such if I understand it right).  Still worry about warping but so far so good on almost all of the 120 pieces I've cut with well over half either finished or in process.  But I'm really careful to keep things flat.  Will have to check how they survive our recent wet and cold weather (stored in plastic drawers on a covered patio.

I'd say avoid the colorful fantasy looking piece but since you mentioned Avatar as part of your inspiration I doubt that is appropriate advice. 

Do you have a geographic region for your jungle?  Location might make some adjustments to what your 'jungle' will look like.  Good luck and I, too, will be watching.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Daeothar on January 10, 2018, 02:12:20 PM
Great rejuvination project! That's a lot of material, and I'm certain a nice set of jungle terrain will be the result :)

As an aside; I have those exact Tigre soap dishes (I have 3, bought in Antwerp), which are really useful. Obviously the foliage is great for terrain, but the trays themselves are great for holding bits for project.

As I always have several running simultaneously, it's great having these sitting around, so I can easily select the one with my project of choice... :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 10, 2018, 04:30:46 PM
Great rejuvination project! That's a lot of material, and I'm certain a nice set of jungle terrain will be the result :)

As an aside; I have those exact Tigre soap dishes (I have 3, bought in Antwerp), which are really useful. Obviously the foliage is great for terrain, but the trays themselves are great for holding bits for project.

As I always have several running simultaneously, it's great having these sitting around, so I can easily select the one with my project of choice... :)


I thought that it might also make a nice building for s 15mm scifi setting?



I'd say avoid the colorful fantasy looking piece but since you mentioned Avatar as part of your inspiration I doubt that is appropriate advice. 

Do you have a geographic region for your jungle?  Location might make some adjustments to what your 'jungle' will look like.  Good luck and I, too, will be watching.

My jungle will have to represent Africa, South America and possibly Burma too, so I am going for a 'generic jungle vibe'. The Alien and fantasy pieces will be restricted to just a few bases so I can mix them in as required, or leave them in the box for historical or 'real world' actions in my African imagi-nation.


Anyway. the verdict is in on the basing. So far all four methods have dried and are ready for covering in sand. none of the bases have warped so far. The Paper mache is very rough, but perhaps that was the way I applied it. it also too longest to dry.
Plaster dried quickest but is very hard and not flexible. I worry that if the board does warp, even slightly, it could just fall off.
The card and tissue worked OK- it is a bit naff looking at the moment, too regular and no 'natural' enough but I think after it has been covered with sand and grit it will look better. I might also try using the card, but covering it in a thin layer of paper mache to make it more uneven. this will have the advantage that the paper mache will be thin and so should dry quicker.
The Blue foam didn't really work- it was also smelly and more expensive than the other methods.

To conclude... Paper mache and corrugate cardboard are 'maybe's, while plaster and Blue foam are definite 'No'

As an aside I popped into B+M today and bought tow plastic plants £3 each

(https://i.imgur.com/L78RUQY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c0pbkFP.jpg)

I don't think I really need all this foliage, but different shaped leaves and plants can only be a good thing by repenting the bio-diversity found in a jungle. At least that is how I justify it.  lol
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: tin shed gamer on January 10, 2018, 05:24:16 PM
Great minds(and all that)Rob!😄
I'll be keeping an eye your terrain thread.As its a back burner project for me .Which means I'm sitting back and collecting (robbing) ideas.
One I've already 'found' on another thread (can't for the life of me remember who's ) is to use dried Italian mixed herbs as leaf litter.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hupp n at em on January 10, 2018, 08:50:52 PM
Love to see a good refurbishing project!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 11, 2018, 07:39:01 PM
OK!

 More results in. Last night I gave the test boards a coat of PVA, then sand and mixed herbs. When this was dry I applied another coat of watered down PVA. This afternoon I coated this with Burnt Umber acrylic paint.


And the result are in. Two boards showed some warping, and two have not warped. The larger of the boards has warped the most- not surprisingly- not catastrophically, but enough to put me of the idea of doing even bigger boards. All of the surfaces look good under a layer of sand and paint- and there isn't much difference with the appearance so far. The plaster filler coated board hasn't warped yet. The cardboard/tissue paper board has warped (that was the larger one) and one of the paper mache boards has warped while the other hasn't, so thee is nothing conclusive there.

In conclusion I would say that no one method has come out far and above the others... the end results is quite comparable. Give that I am worried that the plaster filler might not be durable/flexible enough, and that the blue foam is expensive, I think that using layers of card covered with tissue paper (or perhaps paper mache) looks like the way to go.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: tin shed gamer on January 11, 2018, 07:57:56 PM
Rob,
If you add a layer of pva on the mdf before adding the plaster .Plus add pva to the plaster mix.Then you'll have a much more durable base.

Mark.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Braz on January 12, 2018, 01:18:26 AM
I second plaster (spackle) with generous amount of PVA.  Could also try DAS air dry clay (it's paper mache product) with PVA though it takes a couple of days to dry. I've had success with both and no warping on 3mm hardboard though haven't tried on a bigger piece . I'm in the process of jungle making also and instead of big pieces I've cut up the hardboard so the small to medium pieces can nest one next to the other to make a bigger piece.

Using yellow carpenter's glue instead will turn it rock hard.

I've also added a bit of dark brown acrylic paint so if ever there are chips it won't show through as white.

Marc ( and two Marks can't be all wrong :D)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 22, 2018, 01:20:27 PM
Here are some pictures of my first bases. Lots more to be made yet before I am done. I still have a big box full of plastic plants to go yet.

Only the biggest base shows any signs of warping, and this is minimal. I think that I will avoid making massive bases. About 4-5 inches or smaller seems to be the way to go. it is always possible to clump them together to represent a larger base of terrain.

(https://i.imgur.com/sBlRdyp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/l31JeMP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IVe9R7n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N4ghWW3.jpg)

Things I have learned so far...

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hupp n at em on January 22, 2018, 05:47:03 PM
Those are great results!  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Codsticker on January 24, 2018, 07:23:48 AM
I agree- those look great.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Vagabond on January 24, 2018, 09:29:34 AM
A good mixture of foliage and the tree at an angle is a nice touch, it's looking very good.

Do you plan on trying to reduce the shine on the plastic or are you happy with how it looks in real life.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: pocoloco on January 24, 2018, 12:33:32 PM
Great looking terrain Rob! I'll be taking notes :)

One good source for several different looking plastic plants is IKEA, big ones and quite cheap.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 24, 2018, 04:01:33 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. It's very much appreciated and helps me keep motivated.


A good mixture of foliage and the tree at an angle is a nice touch, it's looking very good.

Do you plan on trying to reduce the shine on the plastic or are you happy with how it looks in real life.


To be honest they don't look anywhere near as garish and shiny in real life. I was thinking of a coat of matt varnish but I am not sure it is worth it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hupp n at em on January 24, 2018, 08:27:48 PM
You can always just claim that they're shiny because it just rained.  The vegetation doesn't grow that thickly from lack of rain, after all.  :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 24, 2018, 08:49:36 PM
Good point. :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Ockman on January 25, 2018, 07:54:53 AM
As an aside; I have those exact Tigre soap dishes (I have 3, bought in Antwerp), which are really useful. Obviously the foliage is great for terrain, but the trays themselves are great for holding bits for project.

Those dishes are also great when you are building 15mm terrain. Makes excellent prefab bases!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4261/35397679610_e937e9f015_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VVYmUS)DSC_0281 (https://flic.kr/p/VVYmUS) by Oscar Falk (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150839249@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4213/34945766284_8ed7de5716_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vf3bPN)DSC_0284 (https://flic.kr/p/Vf3bPN) by Oscar Falk (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150839249@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 25, 2018, 02:54:36 PM
I was thinking of doing the very same with mine. But then it got chucked out with the recycling. Oh well, just gives me an excuse to buy some more  ;)

Your  buildings look great by the way.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Ockman on January 25, 2018, 09:31:30 PM
Thanks, Rob! Sorry if I highjacked your thread.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: FifteensAway on January 26, 2018, 07:20:48 AM
I vote for the matte finish - and in future consider painting your palm trunks.  Yes, looks good but a little more 'prep' work and that matte finish are very worth the end result.  Though I like the 'it just rained' excuse. 

If you can find them in your zone of the world, floral decorating spray paint can be a great source - always seems to go on more as a mist than an even coat which is exactly what is needed.  Beware of high pigment paints for this project, though - I wouldn't dare use Montana brand paints (I do use them, just not for this).

Looks very good, however.  Though, again, your nice basing does conflict with the shiny plastic - another argument for the matte.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on January 28, 2018, 08:09:04 AM
I decided that the first batch of tree clumps would have to act as impassable terrain as it was impossible to get the figures onto the bases as the density of the trees was just too thick. This batch I have tried to include a few little paths through them, to allow figure to be set up in the jungle if the game warrants it. The rocks are resin and I think were from TSS.

I also added a few puddles to keep the bases interesting (it is a rain forest after all). these were made with a few coats of GW 'ardcoat varnish.




(https://i.imgur.com/o3Wkk8J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6FPqFFx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lqgKprC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GUz49AE.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Roo on January 28, 2018, 08:19:37 AM
Very nice Rob.

Roo
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Andym on January 28, 2018, 09:14:42 AM
Iím loving these! :-* Thereís soo much variation like the real thing!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: pocoloco on January 28, 2018, 11:29:39 AM
Keep up the great work, these are wonderful addition!  :-*
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on February 01, 2018, 04:12:09 PM
I have added a few more bases. Here is a picture of the total so far...

(https://i.imgur.com/K7vuZth.jpg)

They still look very shiny in the photo but I promise they are not do much in real life. The low sun this time of year in the UK might be something to do with the way the photos keep coming out. I will have to try some more at a different time of day.

Next I plan to ass some with more pools, paths and clearings to open up the bases a little (still going to be full of vegetation though).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Ockman on February 01, 2018, 04:29:14 PM
Wow, this is awesome!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hu Rhu on February 01, 2018, 10:01:02 PM
Very nice bit of jungle.  I like how the combination of plants and materials adds to the whole.  Well done.   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on February 07, 2018, 07:15:22 PM
Here we go...I added some terrain with water features, paths, clearings etc. This lot have a more open feel to allow the players to place figures actually in the terrain, while still being dense enough to show that it is difficult terrain.

(https://i.imgur.com/7AeqMT7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TSGIuLU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lponYav.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ceFsNtH.jpg)

Next up I am planning to make some terrain that is a little bit more 'fantasy/scifi/pulp' jungle.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hu Rhu on February 08, 2018, 05:44:04 AM
I like those a lot, great inspiration for jungle terrain.  :-*
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: The Bibliophile on February 11, 2018, 05:09:38 PM
Really like the addition of the water effects. Like others have suggested, a quick drybrush on the trunks and palm leaves would be a great way to bump those up a notch. But inspiring work, regardless, especially the bases. Thanks for sharing the whole process.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on February 11, 2018, 09:49:01 PM
Thanks for the positive comments guys. I am glad you like them.

Here are some Jungle ruins...


(https://i.imgur.com/6MLvJBG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DbSnnSm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3q5wZMa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2xBQ3KT.jpg)

And fantasy/scifi giant mushrooms...

(https://i.imgur.com/m6CcqTz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a0qpmcA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MNV3X6R.jpg)


Hope you like them...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: DavyJones on February 12, 2018, 05:36:10 AM
Awesome pieces.  :-*

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: miltiades on March 05, 2018, 08:40:59 AM
I have added a few more bases. Here is a picture of the total so far...

(https://i.imgur.com/K7vuZth.jpg)

They still look very shiny in the photo but I promise they are not do much in real life. The low sun this time of year in the UK might be something to do with the way the photos keep coming out. I will have to try some more at a different time of day.

Next I plan to ass some with more pools, paths and clearings to open up the bases a little (still going to be full of vegetation though).
this is what we call A REAL JUGLE ! first class job. InspirationAL
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on March 05, 2018, 10:21:55 PM
this is what we call A REAL JUGLE ! first class job. InspirationAL


Thanks a lot for the feed back. I have lots more planned....


Here is my swampy piece. it is the largest piece yet. It did warp a little bit but not disastrously.

(https://i.imgur.com/5HQHSL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RXGjas4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OTWwyIr.jpg)


And another fantasy piece...

(https://i.imgur.com/CTvKEB4.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Bloggard on March 06, 2018, 11:23:40 AM
brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: FifteensAway on March 07, 2018, 12:21:31 AM
Admire the work like others here. 

However, highlights a challenge we all face when creating 'jungle'.  I have lots of similar bases that are based on palm trees. 

But most 'jungle' isn't based on palm trees as far as I can tell.  I've found a few pieces at local Ross stores (USA) that I will be adapting but it is a challenge to find suitable pieces to create more realistic jungle without scratch building trees.  Tall trunks with perhaps a two or three level canopy with vines dripping off of them would really do the trick - and then use much of what is seen in this thread to create the understory.

Right now I can probably create a half dozen bases to suit what I'm after (in 15 mm, of course) but I'd like about two dozen!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: matakishi on March 07, 2018, 08:17:07 AM
This is a lovely set of jungle bases. The water is a great idea.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Jeff965 on March 07, 2018, 04:07:49 PM
Fantastic stuff Rob, keep it up. I love these "this is how I done it" threads they are probably the most helpful part of LAF IMHO :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on March 07, 2018, 09:47:13 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. It definitely motivates me.

Matakishi, your jungle was one of the ones I drew inspiration form when starting my own project, so big thank you.

If anyone has somehow missed Matakishi's jungle, here is a link....

http://www.matakishi.net/jungle.html

Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Hammers on March 08, 2018, 07:34:28 AM

I bought this from a shop called Tigre. Their a chain and are all over the UK. This is supposedly a soap dish (it cost £3).

(https://i.imgur.com/bSQecWM.jpg)

Flying Tiger of Copenhagen perhaps? I've also seen that they very often have plastic plants as a part of their the nicknacks. And they are cheap.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Jungle...Rob_Bresnen's Jungle Build (or Re-build)
Post by: Rob_bresnen on March 08, 2018, 04:56:52 PM
I believe it is the same company but in the UK it is just called Tiger. They also sell big bags of herbs that are great for leaf litter.