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BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« on: April 07, 2021, 08:03:22 PM »
I always look forward to the BSC. It motivates me to add something that I am proud of to my table.  This year I will return to my jungle terrain. I am going to try to put together a unifying piece that brings together my pandanus builds, bamboo, and deciduous trees. Cork will be used as a base and to construct undulating limestone and pinnacles. I will be scratch building both pandanus and bamboo trees and painting purchased plastic bamboo and a deciduous tree. I do not anticipate a really large build, trying instead to construct a terrain piece that fits on my table and can be easily constructed during the BSC period.
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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 07:23:32 AM »
Here is my entry from two years ago.



and here are examples of other jungle terrain of the kind that I would like to integrate. Note that the bamboo and the deciduous tree are commercial products - all repainted of course.




« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 05:18:58 AM by marianas_gamer »

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 07:27:02 AM »
I always look forward to the BSC. It motivates me to add something that I am proud of to my table.

100% this  :)

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 07:35:55 AM »
Indeed. :)
Looking forward to your entry Lon :)
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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 08:49:38 AM »
Thatíll be a nice addition to your collection  :)

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2021, 05:33:52 AM »
Today I started on my project. I am going to base this jungle terrain on plastic backed cork coasters like I usually do. So I tart with a 12 inch coaster from Home Depot.

Than I developed a basic plan for the laydown and how I planned to trim the coaster.

The commercial portions of the build are two deciduous trees and some bamboo. The trees are plastic and the bamboo is plastic over wire.

I have trimmed the coaster to the shape I want for the base.

Next I placed the trees where I wanted them and traced their footprint on the base,

Finally for the initial base I cut out the footprint of the trees so that they can be glued into place later. I also beveled the sides of the base so that it will be flush with the mat on the table.

The trees and bamboo have also been undercoated for later painting. Tomorrow I will start to build topography and karst features on the base.

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 12:44:01 PM »
Iím thinking of adding to my jungle terrain too.  Where are the trees from?

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 01:19:52 PM »
I believe those are Schleich trees if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 10:15:48 PM »
The trees come from a children's African animals play set. I was alerted that the was available at Ross by a fellow on LAF. Since we actually have Ross stores on Guam I went out and found the set. It comes with 4 of the trees. The animals are not worth keeping for table top gaming so I passed them on to my grandkids. I am not sure of the brand.

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 03:50:33 AM »
Some more work to day. Base terrain finished.



Base terrain with undercoated trees in temporary position.


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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 06:43:10 AM »
Good progress  :)

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 05:23:14 AM »
I have started working on the banana grove.  The trunks will be glued rolls of paper.

The leaves are lengths of florist wire cut and sandwiched between lengths of masking tape.

trimmed

Shaped and cut along the side of the leaves to give the distinctive banana leaf raggedness.

Now I need to get the trunks of the patch together and cut their footprint into the base.

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2021, 06:09:21 AM »
Cracking start! 8)

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 06:11:14 AM »
Wow! Brilliant work Lon :)

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Re: BSC2021 marianas_gamer Rough Jungle
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 06:18:30 AM »
Lovely work Lon. Looking forward in seeing this jungle develop over time.
Best wishes,
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