As a break from painting miniatures and as I like building terrain as much as painting miniatures, I started to do some more terrain for my Vietnam gaming table. I decided that my jungle wasn’t dense enough so there have to be more jungle scatter pieces. There were only a few palm trees so there have to be done some more. But most important I wanted to do some bigger elephant grass patches and a landingzonye for my choppers.
So I started with some palm trees . I use the plastic stuff you can get from sign makers as offcuts. This is quite sturdy and takes glue and paint well. I hot glued the trees to this and put some filler and sand on them to define the base of the trees.
Some of the trees were just glued to a washer and a 25mm mdd base to have a smaller footprint on the table and fit between the other terrain pieces. The washer was used to make the base heavier and prevent the tree from falling over. Then I painted the bases and added plastic plants and flock like on my other jungle pieces.
here are the finished pieces:
The elephant grass test piece was done by glueing pieces of artificial grass to a plastic base , adding filler round the edges of the grass to blend it all in , adding sand and scatter and of course paint.
So this looks like a small path through the grass doesn’t it?
some more pictures:
Next up my LZ ( landing zone) done like the elephant grass with a wider central free space for the choppers to land in:
Some more pictures:
And all the pieces I have finished at the moment:
Next project will be a village in the jungle with rice paddies, hooches , and animal pens.
6 thoughts on “More terrain pieces for my Vietnam project”
Haven’t seen artificial grass used before. It’s looks very effective. Do you add anything to the actual grass?
No I just cut the grass sheet in appropriately sized bits and hot glue them to a base , then filler sand paint and flock
I googled HO scale bamboo and found a Chinese source. They are great.
I have some plastic bamboo at home in an appropriate scale. Just haven’t started on that jet
Great looking terrain- especially the elephant grass. I really like the effect you have got.