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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

WOODEN FENCE 28mm

Finally finished my white picket fences, a nice urban addition which adds a bit of character to the gaming table.   

Collection of white fences.

Completed 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.

completed fence

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.

Nice match.

Next step,use a sharp pointed instrument to scribe grooves on the matches to create a wood grain and add some small stones. 

Prime the fences with a spray can of Black Primer.

I used VMC Off white or VMC White Grey as a base coat  and use a wet brush technique to add the paint.
You will probably have to apply 2 coats of Off white paint, also allow some of the black primer to remain in the grooves on the posts.
Highlight with VMC Ivory, mostly on the top of the fence and random spots on the rest of the areas.
Don't be afraid to leave small areas with no highlight.

I also added a bit of random green paint on the lower portions of the fence.


The stones were painted VMC desert yellow and highlighted with VMC Iquai sand.

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.
Cheers John

25 comments:

  1. Great and realistic looking fences, with the added bonus of seeing how you went about making them.

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    1. Thats good to hear, thank you Steve
      cheers John

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  2. Nice simple how to, thanks for this. The matches as the main planking are much more effective than I would have expected, usually they would be wider and thinner than the uprights, but this makes the job much easier using one type of wood and is a very good result.
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you for your comments Vagabond
      cheers John

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  3. nicely done john, you have a great skill in design and construction but your painting skills are fantastic

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    1. Thank you John for your comments
      cheers John

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  4. A creative, beautiful and most realistic work on these fences, congrats!

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  5. A masterclass John, these really look the business.

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  6. Very nice indeed. Great work John. Thanks for the progress photos...always helpful to see how people go about these things.

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    1. Thank you Kym for your comments
      cheers John

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  7. Look forward to many imitators.. :) Thanks for this.

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  8. John, these are absolutely splendid mate! I'm going to pinch that technique for all the fencing I need to make for my Eastern Front project.
    Thanks
    Matt

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    1. Good to hear Matt, looking forward to seeing your fences,as a side note I actually painted half the fences a brownish colour but changed my mind and painted them all white.
      cheers JOhn

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  9. These are lovely, and would work well for multiple time periods.

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    1. Yes they can Elroy and thank you for your comments
      cheers John

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  10. So much work, but so WORTH the time. They are beautiful.

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  11. Those fences definitely look the part... as all of your stuff. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Nick for your comments
      cheers John

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  12. I think wood fencing services is the best way of protection to all kinds of gardens,fields and farms.On the other hand it is also the cheapest and cost effective.

    Wooden Garden Gates

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