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greatpatton
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« on: 18 June 2010, 09:07:43 AM »


I'm about to make some Japanese (just receive my order of these beautiful new miniatures!) and would like to make nice jungle bases for them.
I have a lot of experience with western and eastern European theatre basing technique, but I have to say that jungle is something completely new to me.

Can someone provide me advice to make things that look realistic and that cannot be mistaken for some part of Normandy!  Cheesy

Oh and by the way, if some of you have a good colour chart (Vallejo preferred) for Jap, it will be also helpful to get me started.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: 18 June 2010, 12:08:01 PM »

Most Japanese battles would have been fought on sandy or grassy terrain: much easier for the cavalry and pikemen, and for massed fire from archers and matchlocks. Just flock the bases if you want a pretty finish.
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« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2010, 01:45:56 PM »

Most Japanese battles would have been fought on sandy or grassy terrain: much easier for the cavalry and pikemen, and for massed fire from archers and matchlocks. Just flock the bases if you want a pretty finish.

I think he's asking about WW2 Japs.
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« Reply #3 on: 19 June 2010, 12:02:00 AM »

He certainly is...

greatpatton: your best bet for jungle terrain is to have a look at some source images & go from there - you'll need some palms & some nice thick clump foliage...I find that a load of lichen bunged on-table can help with achieving a nice density 'feel' - have a look at my WIP Vietnam batrep here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=710.0

As for Jap colours - this thread gives you some pointers & other links to click-through: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=89549
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greatpatton
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« Reply #4 on: 08 July 2010, 10:32:30 PM »

Some (bad) pictures of my first test (will retake the pictures...):



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« Reply #5 on: 08 July 2010, 10:41:25 PM »

Those are funky - v coolio  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: 09 July 2010, 01:47:06 PM »

Where did you get those funky palm trees from? Or how did you make them?
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« Reply #7 on: 09 July 2010, 02:57:22 PM »

Well, they're using the Date mon on the flag. Not toooooo far from the real thing.
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