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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

WIRE FENCES

Slowly working thru "How to make different terrain pieces" here I tackle how to make wire fences.

Table set up a couple of weeks ago and played  Chain of Command ,
US vs German Grenadiers.
This table featured a large amount of wire fences.


German Infantry just jumped the wire fence to  venture beyond the orchard.


Completed wire fences.


Used 3 mm MDF.
Cut different lengths from 12 inches, 6 inches and 3 inches long by 3.5cm wide.
Tapered the edges along the length of the MDF with box cutters. 


Craft Wooden Sticks purchase from craft shop.
Used my hand motor(like a Dremel grinder) to roughen up the surface.


Cut into lengths of 2.5 cm.


Drilled holes in the MDF at 4 inches intervals.


Place PVA glue in the holes and positioned the posts.


Added a few rocks.


Primed both the top and underside with Rustoleum black primer.


Quick coat of some green khakis paint.
Painted the post a Beige colour and highlighted with some added Iraqui sand colour.



Thin wire was purchased from a craft store.


Secured 26 gauge wire from the post to form the wire fence.
No need to make the wire too tight.
 At this stage I was going to start painting the wire but I decided to add more rocks and tree stumps as the images shown below. 


I decided to add more stones and pieces of wood to add a bit more interest.


Painted the stones Desert Yellow and highlighted with later with a bit of Iraqui Sand.
Calvary Brown was used to add a rust effect on the wire.


The last stage is to flock the bases.




Cheers John

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks for your comment John
      cheers JOhn

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  2. Creative, realistic and splendid...what's more to ask?

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  3. Tremendous looking table! Thank you for the guide.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei my pleasure
      cheers JOhn

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  4. Great looking table John and another excellent tutorial.

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  5. Simple and extremely effective. I like the photo with the Germans in the field, turn it B&W and it could be a contemporary still.

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    1. Thanks Phil for your comments
      cheers John

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  6. It strikes me that it might be slightly easier to completely finish the bases before adding the wire? That way the wire isn't in the way when drybrushing, etc.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Andy, I made a note of it on the blog.
      cheers John.

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  7. Stunning table and lovely fences.
    Cheers
    Matt

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  8. Simple technique, splendid results. Thanks for sharing and motivating.

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