In my last, as yet unpublished, foray into Jimland I used some of my plastic jungle bits and pieces to mark out the playing area.
|Photo courtesy of Frederick Cartington's latest expedition|
These can be seen in the photograph to the left, looking particularly plasticky.
|First few attempts.|
I gathered the various materials that I would need to make my version of the very popular tufts (I've always thought it a strange fixation wargamers seem to have for them).
The things I used can be seen in the top photograph :
|'Finished' scrub land with Masked natives for scale.|
The process was fairly simply, great glob of hot glue (my fingers will attest that it is hot!) on the washer, stick some grass-like bits from the paste brush or plastic bits into it and wait until it sets.
I used a roll of grease-proof paper to work on, in the hope I could peel the glued bases off afterwards (worked a treat). Next step was to add filler and paint the bases where the glue was a dark brown/black (burnt umbra) a dry brush of green on the base with a sprinkling of sand over PVA glue finished the bases off. The various paste brush bits were painted with a watered-down acrylic in various hues of green.
|Another view of the scrub, covering an area about 2 foot by 2 foot|
It wasn't a difficult task (but a bit tedious and boring), so much so it took only about an hour to complete about 80 pieces as I found I could glue gun about 5 at a time.
|Yet another view of my scrub-land (boring huh?)|
|A Lidl mat, cut vaguely in half (obligatory very boring picture)|
I've cut one mat in two, giving a roughly 39" square; Jimland requires a a 30" square playing area, so my 39" square will allow a native set-up area rather than being 'off-table' at the start of each encounter.
|The new river/stream 'board' (still fairly boring).|
An as it will fit on the bard length-wise, it will also follow the flow of the plastic sheet 'sea; that I use underneath (Clint).
|LOOK ! A very thin boring stream!|
So that's it from me for another week, I've padded this post out as much as I could in the hope that you'll find something of interest amongst the boring bits.
As always your comments, questions, queries, bouquets and brickbats are always welcomed and appreciated.