A farm setting on the gaming table isn't complete without a pig pen, hence my DIY pen.
Dimensions 15 cm x 12 cm.
I decided that the a pen needed to suit both the French Indian War period and World War Two.
The pigs are from Pegusus 1/48 Farm Animals.
I undercoated them with Black primer.
Used wet blending technique to paint the pigs.
VMC Green Ochre 914
VMC Black Grey 862
VMC Iraqui Sand 819
Game colour "Carne Marron Tan"Washed with a Nuln Oil
Very light highlight with the respective colours.
The low stone walls are made from MDF as is the base and water trough.
The gate and shelter are made from bamboo skewers.
A coat of PVA was brushed onto the floor of the pen and covered with tiny stones.
The fiber material is rubberised horse hair secured in place with PVA glue.
Painting the model.
The complete model was coated with a Black undercoat.
See low stone walls link for colours used.
The inner ground was dry brushed with VMC Flat Earth and then a light highlight of VMC Iraqui Sand was applied to selected areas.
A bit of VMC flat Earth was applied to the inner area of the walls to simulate mud.
The opaque white area on the ground is trying to simulate small puddles of water. This was achieved by using Vallejo Gloss Varnish 70.510 mixed in with a tiny amount of off white and dabbed onto the desired area .
The Rubberised Horse hair was dry brushed with VMC Dark Sand and highlighted with VMC Iraqui Sand.
The wooden items:
Base coat of VMC Chocolate Brown
Washed with Nuln Oil
Dry brushed with VMC Beige Brown
Final light dry brush with VMC Middlestone
Flock applied and ready for your Pigs.
Pig Pen with 28mm Colonial settler for French Indian war period
Pig Pen with 28 mm Late War British Infantry for WW 2.