Making a nice looking alien jungle the easy way
Would you prefer to play on a table that doesnít looks like a carbon copy of Earth? Do you just want something a little different from every other jungle you have seen? This is a very simple technique that can be done in literally any color you want.
It also takes very little time, in fact it took me almost as long to flock the bases as it did to make the vegetation.
My Tau army is painted with a yellow, green, and orange camouflage. Yes, I had to put a little green in it for those times when I have to play on a green table. As you can see they blend in well on this table. No matter what your army color is you too can make vegetation to match it.
To make silk flower vegetation start by taking the flower apart and remove the petals. Usually the plastic pieces holding the flower together arenít glued and merely need to be popped off of the stem.
Depending on the manufacturer and type of flower this will give you anywhere from one to six rings of petals from each flower.
Pull the center of this ring through a small hole and you are rewarded with a fern like plant. This small hole can either be a hole in the base itself, or a small washer that can then be glued down to the base.
Pull the petals through the hole till you get the desired height of plant you want, and glue it from the underside. After it is dried trim off the extra bit of flower petal from the underside with a sharp knife. Generally speaking the thinner each individual petal is the better the plant will look. However even a medium sized petal will give you a plant that looks something like a giant cabbage.
For my bases I use something called a roofing washer. They are very flat, donít ever warp, and are very cheap. They also donít have a hole in them so they are perfect to use for bases. They sell them by the box at the hardware store in the same section as the nails.