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    Cacique Caribe
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    My pirates will:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157709365896792/with/48191210106/

    https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=118935.30

    As you will see in the first link, the trunks were made using scrap bits of plastic branches, and two other methods: 1) trunks made of wire and greenstuff, and 2) using thin wire coated with liquid latex.

    But the tops of the trees were done using this rubberized “horsehair” material:

    https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/1-x-24-rubberized-hair-.htm

    It takes paint exceptionally well. Best if you tease it out throughly and leave more open spaces between branches. I learned that a bit late, as I got to the flocking stage.

    I’m also working on several clusters of mangrove trees without bases, so as to give the impression that they are growing directly out of the water, or that it’s high tide.

    Anyway, what are YOU guys using for mangroves?

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #144869
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Very creative work !!!

    #144903
    willz
    Participant

    Cool, I like them.

    #144904
    Gone Fishing
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    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen mangroves modelled before. Very well done!

    #144905
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That is brilliant!  I  think they work quite well.  Very well done sir.

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

    #144907
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Thanks all so much!

    I use expanded PVC sheets for my bases (3mm thick), though MDF could work also if you keep moisture to an absolute minimum.  When the armatures are ready to go on the base I use either greenstuff or superglue to affix to the base.  Then I apply a light coat of straight PVA and dust the base with fine tile grout.  After that sets hard like cement, I use diluted PVA (50/50) to “seal” the grout in place for good.  Paint, flock and spray varnish.

    By the way, I even ordered this 36” x 72” vinyl mat for the mangrove islands and cays that I plan to make:

    Mats by Mars: Sunny Caribbean Tabletop Wargaming Play Mat

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #144921
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Excellent work.

    You could use them in a future Water World style game and have air-boat races though I would be tempted to run a wet version of It Came From Beyond The Still

    #144924
    BravoSix
    Participant

    I’ve said this elsewhere Dan, but FANTASTIC WORK! Wow!

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    #144925
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Answer: no!

     

    Those look great, thank you for sharing

    http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/

    #144926
    Mike
    Keymaster

    They are proper nice, and I thought my jungle scatter bases were ok until I saw these!

    #144927
    Mr. Average
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    Those look spectacular, and to answer the question in the post (if one imagines the Pirates in question have a gentleman’s gentleman like Wodehouse’s Jeeves), “I couldn’t advise it, sir.”

    #145101
    Cacique Caribe
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    I’ve just realized that Red Beard Baron’s tips for making vineyards might be a THIRD method for making the TOPS of mangrove trees:

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

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