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Miniatures Adventure => Colonial Adventures => Topic started by: nervisfr on July 19, 2009, 08:27:24 AM

Title: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on July 19, 2009, 08:27:24 AM
Hello boys (and girls ?)

Some sample shots of my future safari game....Miss Mapple looking for her husband


With my home made jungle (not finished) and a "grass"  imitation sheet for the ground... ;)  stolen to my wife   >:D

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3545/junglepath1.jpg)

(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4769/junglepath2.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/723/junglepath3.jpg)


Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Doomhippie on July 19, 2009, 09:03:49 AM
That's nice! I like the mixture of plastic and natural parts in the terrain. It looks really good.  :)

I'm not so much a fan of sheets as ground, however, I do have the luxury of having enough space to store the odd gameing table in my basement. Otherwise I would probably also use a sheet. And it actually does the trick. So good job and keep on building terrain.

And I hope Ms Mapple finds her husband eventually (Hm, shouldn't it be Mrs Mapple?)  ;)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: soldieroftheline on July 19, 2009, 09:29:13 AM
Hello all, been thinking of signing up for a while but had to do it now to ask this question:

How did you do the trees with the 'bumpy' trunks?
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Grimm on July 19, 2009, 11:13:33 AM
Good Idea for the top of the Palm Trees ! must copy that  :)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on July 19, 2009, 01:17:09 PM
Hello all, been thinking of signing up for a while but had to do it now to ask this question:

How did you do the trees with the 'bumpy' trunks?

the small palm trees are coming from cake decoration (bought by numbers at a professional dealer for bakery material) and the trunks are wrap with small string.

the big ones,  are made with a small and long pine cone as trunk...keep natural. Too difficult to find in a wood so i bought them in a decoration store for the house and garden.....
The top received long plastic grass as foliage.

natural lichen is used to cover the jungle base.
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: soldieroftheline on July 19, 2009, 02:30:21 PM
Thanks, it was the bigger ones I was interested in I'll have to keep a look out for pine cones like that.
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on July 20, 2009, 03:48:27 PM
The ground sheet looks much better than it should, if you see what I mean. It actually gives the illusion that the jungle is denser and more oppressive. A good compromise between ease of play and too many terrain features

That's a lovely set up and please post a report when you play a game  :)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Hitman on July 21, 2009, 12:52:42 PM
Great looking pictures. I like the use of the pine cone husks!! I have a number of them myself, now I just need to get them put together for my palm trees. Thanks for sharing!!
Regards,
Hitman
 8)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 08, 2009, 08:33:24 AM
The ground sheet looks much better than it should, if you see what I mean. It actually gives the illusion that the jungle is denser and more oppressive. A good compromise between ease of play and too many terrain features

That's a lovely set up and please post a report when you play a game  :)

i'l try to do better pictures. My flash didn't give the good feeling of the visual of the scene.  :?
waiting the time to play, i m still building more and more trees....Jungle is a no end project  :'(
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Hitman on August 09, 2009, 04:33:22 AM
They look awesome. Great work. The green leafy material works quite nicely as well. Do you have pictures of the tops of the pine-cone palm trees? I have skinned down about 2 dozen but not sure how to proceed with attching tops, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Hitman
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 09, 2009, 12:28:15 PM
as request, this the top of the trees :

abrasive sponge are added to the base of grass hidding the glue and staples

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1563/palmiertop.jpg)


the plastic grass are glue and stapple together to prevent moving during the gluing operation on the pine cone central spine.

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1130/palmiercotfini.jpg)



for finition, woodland scenic hide the staples
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2180/palmier005.jpg)

then a spray of varnish bomb and this is it !

Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Hitman on August 09, 2009, 03:14:17 PM
Thanks nervisfr for the photos...gives me a better idea. Now could I get a side view shot, guess I should have asked earlier :?
Thanks in advance.
Hitman
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 10, 2009, 09:12:42 AM
some trouble with my pictures on Imageshack.
now available (i hope). lol

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1130/palmiercotfini.jpg)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Hitman on August 11, 2009, 03:47:26 AM
nervisfr;
Thank you very much...pictures are now viewable and greatly appreciated. You have helped me a lot. Hopefully I can be of some small service in return for you sometime. Once again, thanks for your assistance it was greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Hitman
 8)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 20, 2009, 11:24:39 AM
for idea conversions about jungle foliage, there is my armed bearers and safari askaris  lol

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4838/safarit.jpg)
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: bluewillow on August 24, 2009, 10:18:36 PM
nice job!

Must use the cone idea myself

cheers
matt
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 25, 2009, 09:58:12 AM
thanks,
i have found small unripe pine cone directly on the tree  o_o theses are green and closed
it 'll be very usefull for making an another kind of tree.
picture will follow
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on August 25, 2009, 10:45:42 AM
I must try and find some pine trees locally. Not easy in the middle of an urban sprawl  :(
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 25, 2009, 12:30:12 PM
i found mine in a great city park !
so it's possible......to find a tree with pine cones still on it.  lol



Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on August 25, 2009, 02:38:03 PM
i found mine in a great city park !
so it's possible......to find a tree with pine cones still on it.  lol





Ahh, but in France you are so much more sophisticated than we are here in the UK  lol  ;)

I shall go hunting for some this weekend.
Title: Re: TERRAIN TEST for Safari
Post by: nervisfr on August 25, 2009, 03:45:50 PM
Ahh, but in France you are so much more sophisticated than we are here in the UK  lol  ;)

I shall go hunting for some this weekend.

i don't think so., just practical !

don't be too late because the pine cone must be still green otherwise you'll get a normal pine cone, with the problem of being alive (open on sunny days and close on rainy ones).  o_o
that's nature and it's everyday miracles......