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Jungle terrain for wargaming

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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.

Jungle terrain for wargaming base Jungle terrain for wargaming bases

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.

 

Jungle terrain for wargaming

 

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

Jungle terrain for wargaming different sizes

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.

Jungle terrain for wargaming small pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming overview

The medium pieces

Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming medium pieces

The large pieces

Jungle terrain for wargaming large pieces  Jungle terrain for wargaming large pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming large pieces Jungle terrain for wargaming 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.

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