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Jungle basing

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Malazanjack, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Malazanjack
    Jungle Swarm

    Malazanjack New Member

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    So after finishing my death army and getting bored of painting elves I've moved to lizard men and so far I love painting them but I'm having trouble finding a good way to do a good jungle / lustria base and thought this would be a good place to ask :)
     
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  2. Sephalo
    Skink

    Sephalo New Member

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    There are some great kits that can help out with basing for the Seraphon. I unfortunately didn't start on my own bases yet, but I just finished collecting idea's and I think I'm going for a swampy jungle theme.
    Mainly plants, some treeroots and maybe vines. Some skulls and maybe critters like frogs. And some transparant resin to make shallow water.

    Here's some links I collected for myself.
    I'm a huge fan of the greenstuffworld items. They're great! Especially the rolling pins! But keep in mind that you'll need some putty for it, like Green Stuff.

    Per example the Aztec Rolling Pin:
    http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/textured-rolling-pins/497-rolling-pin-aztec.html
    (Scroll down the page to see some cool examples. Also how the guy used wire to create treetrunks with nice roots.)

    Then there's also the Games Workshop plant kit:
    https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NL/Barbed-Bracken-2017

    Skulls: (always useful!)
    http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/scenery-accessories/350-100x-resin-skulls-sack-skulls.html

    Aztec Ruins:
    http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/scenery-accessories/583-aztec-ruins-resin-set.html
    (Not my style, but perhaps you like them)

    Plants (ebay):
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-MODE...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    and
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-Mode...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    (I recently ordered these - didn't receive them yet)

    Fallen leaves:
    http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/95-model-leaves

    If you ever need good shrubs I'd advice to check the "MiniNatur" brand. They've got an awesome realistic range of high quality shrubs.
     
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  3. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    ... You could decorate the bases with plastic plants, sand, & flock.
    Or you could add in bits of temple ruins, or just base them in moss in a leaf litter and the occasional branch.
    depends what sort of look you are going for.


    ps. maybe provide a real world pic of what you are trying to recreate ?
     
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  4. Sephalo
    Skink

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    Oh, btw!

    I saw someone online today that had a great idea for jungle basing/terrain making.
    He said you can buy cheap fake fishtank plants in many colour combinations on eBay. I ordered myself for around $15,- which is a LOT since most of those plants are produced in China and cost half a dollar each without any postage costs.

    Here's what I bought:
    - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Artificial...var=431751902242&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    - https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Purple...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    - https://www.ebay.com/itm/13CM-Fish-...var=441640681746&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Green-Fake...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    I will probably cut loose some parts each time and use them for basing or scenery in combination with the shrubs I already have.
     
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  5. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Tea leaves also make good jungle floor.
     
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  6. Malazanjack
    Jungle Swarm

    Malazanjack New Member

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    Thank you for the help I didn't even know them green stuff rolling pins exsist . Will order one along with some of the plants , trying to find something like the old jungle swarm kit to use as basing additions but on that front I've come up short.
     
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  7. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Yeah those rolling pins are awesome.
    And they also work with all kinds of clay or polymer clay, so you won't have to use the expensive green stuff for that.
     
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  8. Karnus
    Saurus

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    I also wanted to base my lizards in the jungle so I have ended up with this tester base:

    [​IMG]

    it needs a brighter green highlight as it is a bit dark but I am pleased with the general look
     
  9. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Hmm unfortunately the picture doesn't show up for me.
     
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  10. Karnus
    Saurus

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  11. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    You can upload pictures direct to this site

    Bottom right > Upload a file
     
  12. Karnus
    Saurus

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    Ha if only my eyes worked!

    jungle base.jpg


    There we go! and now in thumbnail!
     
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  13. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    I make mayan temple ruins bases and/or loose texture material so you can customize your bases
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  14. Sephalo
    Skink

    Sephalo New Member

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    I finished my first skinks and added suitable bases.:)
     

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  15. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    They all look great. :)
     
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  16. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    Smashing job, sir.i salute you.
     
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  17. tom ndege
    Skar-Veteran

    tom ndege Well-Known Member

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    Indeed suitable! Both are looking great... paint job and base work... on all three, of course
     
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  18. Aginor
    Slann

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    Agree, those are really cool!
     
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