I will be helping with the event by supplying Terrain, my first task was creating a jungle gaming mat.
I decided to construct my mat from fabric material, the reasons for this choice:
- its easy to transport, fold, unfold,store and hugs the gaming table.
- creating a hill is no problem: just pop a suitable piece of shaped stryene foam under the mat.
- the fabric adds texture and at the same time other pieces of terrain such as roads,trees, rivers etc... sit on the mat blending in with the fabric on the mat without creating gaps between the terrain item and mat.
|Completed Jungle Mat.|
|Some trees on the mat to check out the effect.|
|Here is a terrain mat I made a while back for the European theater, I used spray cans of paint to add the colours.|
|The underside of the mat showing the fleece type 100 % polyester material.|
|Fabric spread out over the table ready for its conversion into a jungle mat rather than into winter suitings.|
I used standard student Acrylic paints purchased at AUD $10 for 4 tubes which will be applied with a paint brush. The colours I used were Cadmullian Yellow, Cobalt Blue,Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber.
To achieve this technique I used this piece of terrain I made for my Europe Terrain.
Its a paddock constructed from a piece of heavy canvas with caulking thickly applied on the top to create a uneven surface and coated with different flock.
|I placed the piece of terrain under the fabric,using Burnt Umber paint with a paint brush I rubbed the paint onto the fabric creating the texture.|
|By adding a bit of Yellow Ochre to the Burnt Umber you can vary the shade.|
|To create different texture you can experiment by placing different item on the underside of the fabric.|
|The lines where created by placing some electric wire on the underside of the fabric.|
|To create the greenery, mix blue and yellow paint together to create Green paint.|
Use the brush to dab onto the mat, vary the size and the colour of the green by adding a bit more yellow.
|Allow to dry and using Burnt Umber or a mix of Burnt Umber and yellow Ochre, lightly dry brush over the green areas to make them blend in with the rest of the mat.|
|Completed jungle mat.|
Awesome! Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
I'm going to give this a try. The final product looks great!
Thank you John, it be good to see your resultsDelete
Looking really awesome!ReplyDelete
Thank you MichatDelete
Damn you are a Master!ReplyDelete
Thank you GReg for your comment.Delete
Very nice work, John. The material you used is quite interesting. It is amazing as the end result looks like it is flocked. I believe mats are the way to go and although I have bought several I have never been happy with them. I am about to embark on doing a winter terrain mat but a jungle would be next.ReplyDelete
Thank you John,you have got some nice jungle terrain pieces on your site I been looking at, good luck with the winter terrain mat, you my be able to adopt some of the techniques on this article for your mat.Delete
Mat looks great!ReplyDelete
Thank you SergiussDelete
Very, very effective John and you have a good eye for colour which really shows with your jungle mat.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Pat for your commentsDelete
thanks for the inspiration and sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Braxen for your commentsDelete
thank you Galvanized YankeeDelete
Very effective, looks great!ReplyDelete
Thanks Zero, for your commentsDelete
Inspiring! I need to do something similar for my jungle wargaming setup, I shall definitely be ok ching your technique :)ReplyDelete
Good to hear David and thanks for your commentsDelete
Brilliant, I'll give it a go.ReplyDelete
Thanks Five Alpha for your comments, It be great to see you results.Delete
That looks superb!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat for your commentDelete
Excellent work and tutorial.ReplyDelete
Thank you IoannisDelete
Looking absolutely gorgeous! Will have to try that out for my spanish terrain mat.ReplyDelete
Good to see your results MoitereiDelete
The results are pretty amazing! I note some of your terrain uses teddy bear fur...where do you find it? I'm in Oz too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tallismancer, sorry for late reply as Blogger does not notify when comments are left, I get my fur from Lintcraft stores here in Sydney. at the moment there is a 50 percent discount till the 30th Dec.Delete
ps last year I did make a tutorial on making terrain with teddy bear fur but my lost it due to computer clashing.