Just thought I should start the new year with the first part of a walk-through on building of a Jungle/Palm grove base for use with my WW2 / Vietnam set ups. Having only shown finished projects to date.
The first picture shows the items used, the base is a CD, two circles of poly board for the main ground area, 2-3 core electrical flex with masking tape wound around for palm tree trunks and in the fore ground palm leaves made from more masking tape folded back upon its self with soft wire sandwiched between the masking tape, then cut to palm leaf shapes. the white block in the background is polystyrene cut from some packaging.
The second picture shows the poly board in position on the CD and cut to shape, before it was covered in filler, PVA and sand. I never relay got the Hot glue gun thing, until I invested £3.95p in a Woolworth's one, they are brilliant. Great for sticking stuff to things, they really should not stick to.
The top picture shows the base covered in filler and sand, with a small pool cut into the front on the base. The polystyrene has been hand shaped into undergrowth / jungle shape with the trunks of the palm trees in position.