Drallitoc's Lost Jungle Temple
Wow, the tiles look great. I like the pattern and the colors. They break up the grey overall look of the temple.
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Agreed.
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So setting up my table for this week's campaign finale - I felt it needed just a couple more buildings, to really sell the idea that this was a city (and to give us lots of interesting cover to use during the game).

Not having a lot of time I grabbed one of my long forgotten projects and breathed some new life into it.

This pile of bits was first seen a few pages ago. I had used it as a demonstration when teaching a friend some hot wire cutter techniques:
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I got to work adding some detail with a ballpoint pen:
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Before too long - I had fully detailed the main part of the building and had added stairs and the beginnings of a roof. As usual I cut out some of the bricks that run along the seem between the two layers of foam - these will be filled in later to hide the obvious gap:
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Then I cut out spaces into which I could place beads and cast details:
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Then hot glued them in:
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With the roof completed, I slapped on a couple of coats of black undercoat; then started making bricks to fill the holes along the joint between the two layers of foam: 
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While I working on this piece, I came up with another idea to quickly add to my city. This piece which sits atop the temple I built last week won't be used in this game (as we are fighting for control of the portal):
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With a quick addition of some temporary feet - it becomes a building in it's own right: [Image: 32466765774_10cf2ff67f_c.jpg]

I then made a quick base for these new feet to stand on and hit it with a black undercoat.
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Then I felt that a couple of my jungle areas needed be a little bigger (mostly along the river banks).

So I revisited a suggestion Pendrake made nearly two years ago:

(07-17-2015, 05:05 AM)pendrake Wrote: Fender washers are inexpensive metal discs that you could fill with plants just like you did the CD base. But if you used a bunch that were 2 inch diameter you could mash a bunch together to create jungle patches in a variety of shapes. It would look a lot like the two patches you have now but it would be really flexible.

Thank you Pendrake:
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Oh, and the UV torch arrived! I hope I manage to get a chance to activate the portal in our game!
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I'm now up to 4 washer jungles... I'm now out of washers.
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I have 2 things to ask/say:

1. Are you planning on weathering or adding plantlife to these?

2. Can you please stop making cool stuff. You are making the rest of us look like chumps...
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(03-08-2017, 01:38 AM)Blocky Wrote: I have 2 things to ask/say:

1. Are you planning on weathering or adding plantlife to these?

2. Can you please stop making cool stuff. You are making the rest of us look like chumps...

No, please don't consider option 2!
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(03-08-2017, 01:38 AM)Blocky Wrote: I have 2 things to ask/say:

1. Are you planning on weathering or adding plantlife to these?

2. Can you please stop making cool stuff. You are making the rest of us look like chumps...

1. No. The city is old but not forgotten or uninhabited. Repairs are still made, the invading jungle is kept at bay. 

2. Just trying to encourage more from you! 

 
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The cool thing about leaving them clean is that you can put washer plants on it for instant abandoned look.
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I was just thinking maybe some small patches of moss or maybe some water marks - just cos it's probably quite damp.
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That heavy plastic clamshell blister packaging is made from...

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Flocking material on one side...

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Instant moss patches.

(Leaving one edge ruler straight allows the patch to abut a wall. Corner patches are a thought as well. Same concept as the old portable hole; but moss.)


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