|Rough terrain pieces|
Before becoming completely incapacitated though I had managed to complete several terrain items (the flat terrain boards, the river banks and finally the subject of this post, some rough terrain)
Once more I used pizza bases for the bases (they're light,fairly strong and cheap!)
|Initial shaped pieces glued to base pieces|
|The pieces cut out and their edges bevelled|
|Filler and grit added|
and then liberally sprinkled with some course grit that I've had for many years and have rarely used.
The filler did have some PVA glue mixed in with it and a thin coating was also applied when the filler had set hard.
Once the pieces had thoroughly dried they were given a brown base colouring, which turned out too brown (looking like fresh dog poop) and was darkened very quickly .
|Dog poop !|
|Greenery added !|
|Finally some highlighting to finish off the pieces.|
|One of the larger pieces|
|Another large piece|
|One of the medium sized ones|
|A small(ish) one|
|Another small(ish) one|
|One of my favourites (though I may go over the plasticky looking greener|
|Yet another one (Bored yet?)|
|I didn't go too overboard with all the fallen logs|
Nonetheless as these will also be used on a larger table for my pirate games it does mean I can fill a much larger table with them!
As a bonus the pictures below show a couple of rough terrain bits mixed in with some jungle bits (can you spot the pirate?) and my attempt at solving how to represent a swamp (not needed for Jimland, but I'll be incorporating swamps into the terrain rules too)
|Rough terrain and Jungle|
|Feeble attempt at a swamp|
|Building work in progress|
I'm hoping by next week I'll be 100% recovered from the aches and pains I've had to endure over the last three weeks and may even get my fist Adventure in Jimland underway.
In other news, as I've been saving my pocket money for several weeks now, I've also sent off an order for more figures from North Star Africa's range and have been making a shopping list for things I'd like from either the Shildon or Stockton shows as well as waiting for the next Foundry sale! I'll also be starting my Xmas shopping list too.
Whilst awaiting the arrival of my North Star shinies, I'm looking around for cheap Halloween plastic goodies that may be useful in Jimland - giant flying insect, spiders and other bugs could all be useful though currently I'm staying away from the more obvious lost dinosaur world type of thing.
That's it then from a much happier me this week, thanks for taking the time to visit and and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated (- probably more than your think).