To bring the log of my Island Board up to date, here’s the current state of the jungle foliage that’s going to cover it.
They are very simply a piece of foamed pvc, then plastic aquarium plants, some clump foliage and some lichen. It needs ground cover and then I’m going to just try hitting the plastic plants with a wash to see if I can take the shine off them. I’d rather not paint them all if need be.
Speaking of foamed pvc, have I sung it’s praises here yet? I discovered this a fair few years ago through Anteoniciti’s when it was still a pretty unusual choice for modellers I guess. But it’s strong, light and so easy to carve, as you’ll see in one of my new projects. I love it, would never go back to plasticard or foamboard for blocking out builds.
Anyway, I have a box full of aquarium plans just waiting to become more jungle foliage. This is about the biggest piece I’ll do, it’s about making small paths and narrow clearings. I want the board to feel crammed. I also want to do a couple of small rocky outcrops just to give the board a bit or verticality.