Finally finished my white picket fences, a nice urban addition which adds a bit of character to the gaming table.
|Collection of white fences.|
First step in constructing the fences is to cut out strips of 3mm MDF almost 6" long by 2 cm wide.
Mark out the mid line.
|Next step is to mark out the position of the posts, I used the match length as a guide.|
|Purchase a bag of match sticks.|
|Glue the posts in place with super glue.|
|The posts on this base will support a gate.|
|Add a touch of superglue to the ends of the matches and fix in place, allow to set before attempting the next step.|
|Apply PVA glue glue to the base and the supporting struts and position your fence posts.|
|To help line up your fences on the gaming table. |
Place one over the other and mark the overlapping area
|pencil line marks the area that needs to be cut away.|
|The piece of MDF is cut away with box cutters or a hand saw.|
|Next step,use a sharp pointed instrument to scribe grooves on the matches to create a wood grain and add some small stones.|
|Add PVA glue to the base and add flock.|
View of the front and rear of the fence.
|To give your fence a bit of character make a couple of them showing signs of ageing and falling apart.|
|Four, have gate areas.|
|made a few short pieces which come in handy.|
|BEF trooper about to cross the fence.|
In Chain of Command rules, this type of fence is classed as a Low obstacle and can be crossed by rolling 2D6 and discarding the lower dice.