Friday 1 March 2019

SCATTER TERRAIN: carts and wagons.

Some more scatter terrain this time,wagons and carts which are scratch built to suit 28mm miniatures. 

The material used for the body of the wagons and carts were normal matches,large matches,metal wire and evergreen styrene. 

Once construction of the wood portion was complete, I used a dremel type hand motor to etch the matches to simulate wood grain and wear.

The wheels where carved out of left over Perry plastic infantry bases. 

Primed with black primer.

Painting completed. 

A colonial setter during the French Indian wars attending to his crops.

Germans advancing pass a French cart and wagon in Normandy.

This wagon has a base coat of VMC Luftwaffe Uniform and highlighted by with progressively adding VMC Iquai sand.
The end highlight I added a touch of VMC ivory to the mix to highlight some areas.

This wagon was also painted with VMC luftwaffe uniform  but highlighted progressively by adding VMC Middlestone .

The base colour for this cart was VMC Iquai sand.

Highlight was just done by applying heavy coats of the base colour.

The base colour for this cart was VMC Beige and progressively increasing VMC Iquai sand to the base coat.

The edges of the wheels were painted with Vallejo Game colour Carne Marrion.

The metal portion of the cart where painted with Vallejo black primer and highlighted with VMC Calvary Brown and GW Leadbleacher .

Here is how I made the wheels from Perry 20mm infantry bases.

* Use a pencil to scribe in a line just short of the edges.
* Next, draw a horizontal and vertical line thru the middle.
* Draw a small circle in the middle. 
* Scribe in another 2 lines intersecting the middle.

1. Base with the pencil lines.

2. Use a circular bur on a Dremel hand motor to create the holes as per black dots.
3. Use a very small bur with the hand motor and carefully scribe a line in the white areas.
4. With the same small bur scribe in line into the plastic following the black lines.
5. Use a fissure bur to grind away the areas within the boundaries previously marked being careful to create a circular shape towards the outer edge of the wheel.
6. Between the red areas marked use a hobby knife to round off these struts.
7. The previous step should slightly thin down the struts.
8. Last step is to cut grooves on the outer edges of the wheel as per diagram.

Cheers John