Today I want to show you how to make jungle terrain for wargaming. I always prefer terrain pieces, which are useable for several occasions. So I decided to built pieces of different size and shape to add some variety to the table.
For the large and medium pieces, I used Styrodur as a base. After cutting the Styrodur in shape, I coated it using a mix of filler, PVA, brown acrylic paint and some sand.
After the coat has dried, I dry brushed the whole piece using Vallejo Model Color “Cork Brown” (343). Afterward, I drilled holes for the palm trees. The palms themselves are just plugged in. For easier transportation, I would recommend not to glue the palms to the terrain pieces. Besides the palms, I added different plastic plants for fish tanks using my glue gun. Followed by some Iceland moss for undergrowth, which I glued to the base using watered down PVA.
The final jungle terrain for wargaming
The small pieces
The small pieces are the most versatile. For the sake of simplicity, I used plastic round bases for miniatures as a base. Then I glued the plastic plants to the base, using my glue gun. After that, I simply added PVA, brown acrylic paint and some sand. A quick drybrush using Model Color “Cork Brown” finished the job.
The medium pieces
The large pieces
One final advice. Sometimes the plastic plants are a little bit shiny. So I would suggest applying some matt varnish. I used the Army Painter Anti-Shine Matt Varnish spray.
I like the overall look of the pieces. Combined with our jungle trees and the river, the pieces create a nice table. We use them for our colonial and pulp settings. What do you think about the pieces? Let me know in the comments.