- 24/10/2019 at 21:32 #125096
Made a quick guide for making jungle bases for 15mm WW2. Here for Japanese.
Mostly Skytrex figures. Bases are 40mm square, or 60mm x 40mm for guns etc. Many and varied forms of foliage used.24/10/2019 at 22:16 #125101Just JackParticipant
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…
Jack24/10/2019 at 22:36 #125102kyoteblueParticipant
Wow!!!24/10/2019 at 23:04 #125104
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.25/10/2019 at 03:29 #125117Just JackParticipant
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?
Jack25/10/2019 at 10:18 #125135
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.25/10/2019 at 10:43 #125137deephorseParticipant
That’s the best basing I can ever remember seeing.
Less enthusiasm, please. This is Britain.25/10/2019 at 11:02 #125138DrussTheLegumeParticipant
That truly is an excellent piece of work – congrats on that 🙂25/10/2019 at 11:03 #125139ThomastonParticipant
I can’t see the images, I wanna see.
Tired is enough.
I like tiny miniatures25/10/2019 at 11:26 #125143
Ah, I linked the images from Twitter again. Should be OK now.25/10/2019 at 11:36 #125144OBParticipant
Very nicely done. That really works.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/25/10/2019 at 15:01 #125161Darkest Star GamesParticipant
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..."25/10/2019 at 15:18 #125164
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.25/10/2019 at 16:42 #125172Darkest Star GamesParticipant
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..."25/10/2019 at 17:31 #125177
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.25/10/2019 at 17:45 #125178
Absolutely gorgeous, as always… But enough about you, those Japanese are stunning.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/25/10/2019 at 18:18 #125181ThomastonParticipant
That really look the part. Like the fluttering flag too.
Tired is enough.
I like tiny miniatures25/10/2019 at 18:48 #12518325/10/2019 at 19:05 #12518528/10/2019 at 16:03 #125413Milo BurghParticipant
Nice to see the PAK 36 in japanese use.
Milo.28/10/2019 at 17:16 #125418
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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