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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

On Skull Island the flora is prehistoric or not? is prehistoric or not?

Thank you

Stryderg12 Jul 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

I google'd "kong skull island flora" and poked around some of the wikis listed. Didn't find much on the plants, but some of the images of the fauna showed plants in the background.

I didn't find anything specific, but it looked like a lot of bamboo and tall grass. So not very prehistoric. More like the vegetation in Vietnam.

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thosmoss12 Jul 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

Bananas. Lots of really big bananas …

leidang12 Jul 2019 9:54 a.m. PST

And you do NOT want to see the Banana Spiders….yikes!

Yellow Admiral12 Jul 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

I doubt anyone has given much thought to the topic. The original film was just going for "tropical island", so probably any sort of tropical flora would look appropriate.

I suggest just having lots of dense verdant jungle with a large variety of plant forms, and be sure to sprinkle in ferns, palms, and spike-leafed plants.

- Ix

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 10:31 p.m. PST

Thank you Stryderg and Yellow Admiral

I think this type of "jungle" like the vegetation in the 1933 & 2005 movies.

They exists in miniature for 28/32 mm figures?

Yellow Admiral15 Jul 2019 9:40 p.m. PST

Use plastic aquarium plants to make various kinds of leafy jungle plants.

You can buy trees in various sizes on eBay; I would get a mix of palms and various green deciduous trees.

Lichen in bags of mixed greens can fill in a lot of space with very bushy-looking plants.

Also look up "moss" or "moss mat"; I bought a bag of this stuff for a 15mm scale project, and it had a lot of very fern-like bits I thought would be *perfect* as large ferns in 28mm scale.

- Ix

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2019 3:36 a.m. PST

I think this is a wonderful idea because it is aquatic and that it will not be used as such, it will give a fantastic / fantasy irresistible side !

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