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  • #125096
    Usagitsuki
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    Made a quick guide for making jungle bases for 15mm WW2. Here for Japanese.

    Linkage: https://adcgaming.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/bush-ido-making-jungle-bases-for-15mm-ww2-japanese/

    Mostly Skytrex figures. Bases are 40mm square, or 60mm x 40mm for guns etc. Many and varied forms of foliage used.

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    #125101
    Just Jack
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    Oh my goodness! Those are 15mm???  They are absolutely breathtaking!  How in the hell did you do that?   I’m about to go toss all of mine in the trash…

    V/R,

    Jack

    #125102
    kyoteblue
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    Wow!!!

    #125104
    Usagitsuki
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    Oh my goodness! Those are 15mm??? They are absolutely breathtaking! How in the hell did you do that? I’m about to go toss all of mine in the trash… V/R, Jack

    Nooo, don’t do that! 🙂

    A lot of the work in the look comes from the static grass applicator. The rest of it is really just gluing on bushes. I’ve become a bit of a fan of lichen soaked in PVA as the basic framework for bushes, it’s easier to use than the loofah I was using before.

    #125117
    Just Jack
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    Yes, the grass is amazing, but it’s more than simply the grass, and the figures themselves look fantastic, I’d have sworn they were 28mm figures.

    So, where are the 14th Army foes, and when do we get to see them?

    V/R,
    Jack

    #125135
    Usagitsuki
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    Thanks very much. A lot of people don’t like Skytrex for some reason, but I think they’re really good.

    I’m not doing any 14th Army, another person at club is doing them.

    #125137
    deephorse
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    That’s the best basing I can ever remember seeing.

    Less enthusiasm, please. This is Britain.

    #125138
    DrussTheLegume
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    That truly is an excellent piece of work – congrats on that 🙂

    #125139
    Thomaston
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    I can’t see the images, I wanna see.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #125143
    Usagitsuki
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    Ah, I linked the images from Twitter again. Should be OK now.

    #125144
    OB
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    Very nicely done.  That really works.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #125161
    Darkest Star Games
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    I am just plain amazed by your static grass!  I have been experimenting and have never been able to get static grass to look THAT good.  I’ve bought 2 expensive applicators and all of the special glues, and nowhere near your results.

    IIRC you’re using the plate type that shoots the grass upwards?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #125164
    Usagitsuki
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    Yes, essentially I use a plate for the grass to sit on and then it ‘flies’ up to the base.

    I use Green scene flock cement or occasionally tacky glue. And almost entirely Mininatur static grass.

    Problems I have had have either been down to the longer grass (6mm or more) or some makes of grass which don’t appear to work. For example, Polak static grass doesn’t behave at all well in my experience, the fibres appear to be thicker and stiffer which may have something to do with it.

    #125172
    Darkest Star Games
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    Ya, my concern is with taller grasses, like 6mm and 12mm…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #125177
    Usagitsuki
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    6mm can be problematic. The fibres tend to stick together and form chains. Only thing I’d suggest is have fewer fibres on the plate and do a few runs rather than trying to do the base in one go. I’ve never tried 12mm I’m afraid.

     

    #125178
    Jemima Fawr
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    Absolutely gorgeous, as always… But enough about you, those Japanese are stunning.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #125181
    Thomaston
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    That really look the part. Like the fluttering flag too.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #125183
    Usagitsuki
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    Absolutely gorgeous, as always… But enough about you, those Japanese are stunning.

    Thanks Mark.

    I think.

    #125185
    Jemima Fawr
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    Absolutely gorgeous, as always… But enough about you, those Japanese are stunning.

    Thanks Mark. I think.

    You’re welcome.  And I don’t care what Al says about your painting.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #125413
    Milo Burgh
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    Nice to see the PAK 36 in japanese use.

     

    Milo.

    #125418
    Jemima Fawr
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    Nice to see the PAK 36 in japanese use. Milo.

    Yes, they captured loads from the Chinese, re-fitted them with Japanese optics and a removable trail dolly-wheel and re-designated them as the ‘Type 97’ or ‘Type Ra’ 37mm anti-tank gun.  It was a lot better than the Japanese Type 94 37mm Rapid-Fire Infantry/Anti-Tank Gun then in service.  However, the Type 97 was generally only used in China and Guadalcanal.  The Type 01 37mm Anti-Tank Gun was later produced concurrently with the Type 01 47mm Anti-Tank Gun as a replacement for the Type 94.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

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