You tube has become a fairly important source of hobby inspiration for me over the past year both as a viewer and content provider via my clubs channel - Little Wars TV. Yes, that was a shameless plug - want another one? watch the D-Day game video, especially at point 20:37 - I seem to have that playing on a constant loop....
One of my favorite how-to terrain making channels is called T-T Lenny's Terrain and Gaming Tables. He has a superb series on Jungle terrain which I've pretty much pirated. They say mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery. After seeing Lenny's videos I realized that I both need to make some new Jungle terrain but also redo some of the terrain I made back for another challenge.
The undergrowth is still drying - it will take several days for it to set but it will still have a "damp and icky" look to it - just like a real jungle.
Pointage - well thats a tricky one. Let's break it down into 2 different groups.
Brand New Jungle Terrain:
When squished together the new stuff covers a 18 by 48 inch foot print and is, on average, 9 inches high - so that's a base volume of 7,776 cubic inches. Now wait - theres a whole lot of air in there so let's cut that in half, so now we've got 3,888 cubic inches. Divide that figure by the magic 216 cublic inches per terrain scoring unit and you get 18.0 terrain cubes or 360 points. That feels fair but, as always, I defer to the minion of the day.
Recondition Jungle Terrain:
While it's been completely re-done, it wasn't 100% done for this challenge - I didn't recut the terrain bases and the palm tress where painted (and counted) for Challenge 8, so let's go with ZERO points for the reconditioned stuff. To be honest, I just included it as proof so a certain snow lord calls off his collection goon. That Prof Douglas guy moonlights as a debt collector for the Snow Lord and he's damn scary.
Well there you have - my Jungle Terrain 2.0
Hello Miles, great to hear from you again! I know I speak for all Challengers when I wish you the best as you go through a difficult time. We all send you our best wishes, and hope the community, camaraderie, and distractions of the hobby bring fun and support.
And it is certainly fitting that you would share with us a submission that is worth at least 300 points, right? This is a major bombardment of terrain effort...so much work on terrain almost makes me fall off my chair, I can't even contemplate that! I feel like a hobby hero when I manage to paint one 10mm building.
As for points, your calculations on the new stuff are above reproach as always. But zero points for the re-done portion seems a touch rough. I mean, it's not like you were "playing Donnybrook" or something else as vaporous. But I'm scared to attempt math calculations, so let's just add 15 points on my completely, 100% subjective "seems about right" scoring grade.
Great stuff Miles!