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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Tigers in Combat, Vol. 1

Tigers in Combat, Vol. 1

Scores of unique photos of Tiger tanks Intricate and richly colored drawings, with special focus on markings and insignia Accompanying text lists units' combat strengths, equipment, commanders, and engagements By the end of World War II, the dreaded Tiger tank had achieved mythical, almost mystical status. In this much-sought-after volume on the Wehrmacht's numbered Tiger units, Wolfgang Schneider tells in pictures the story of these renowned tanks. Hundreds of photos depict Tigers in all situations and terrain, and a section of painstakingly detailed drawings brings the tanks to life in the metallic grays, snow whites, desert tans, and forest greens and browns that colored them. Modelers and buffs alike will delight in this impressive collection.

Tigers in Combat, Vol. 2
Tigers in Combat, Vol. 3

Friday, 3 December 2010

Making Buildings

Making Buildings

Making buildings is an easy guide to follow. In this section of the site you will find all the buildings I have scratch built. The first building I constructed was the American Civil War (ACW) blockhouse which was because of my very good friend Malcolm who is also a member of the Grimsby Wargames Society, had made one for his 15mm ACW and looked so good I thought I would attempt to do my own for my 10mm ACW.

Incidentally Malcolm and Andy make all of the scenery for the Grimsby Wargames Society I can only say I wish I had half their skills anyway don't take my word for it check out the website galleries and you'll see for yourself the outstanding work they managed to achieve.

The next buildings I constructed were the Stalingrad factory ruins which I needed for my World War II (WWII) project Russian front on the whole I am rather pleased with how they turned out I should imagine overtime my scratch building skills will improve anyway hope you enjoy and please leave comments.
  1. Making American Civil War (ACW) Blockhouse
  2. Making Gallic/Celtic Hillforts
  3. Making Gallic/Celtic Villages
  4. Making Rorkes Drift Base
  5. Making Stalingrad Ruined Factory One
  6. Making Stalingrad Ruined Factory Two
  7. Making Stalingrad Ruined Factory Three
  8. Making Stalingrad Ruined Factory Four
  9. Making Zulu Kraals and Villages

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Making Hedges

Making Hedges

This tutorial will walk you through the process of making hedges for your 10mm wargaming table out of common scouring pads which can be bought from your local supermarket.

1. The first step is to cut your bases to the desired size either using MDF or hardboard in my case I used hardboard and cut it to 1 inch wide by 6 inch long once you have cut your bases to the desired size you then want to proceed to rasp the edges to give it a smoother appearance.

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2. Cut the scouring pads to the desired height and length. 

Making Hedges Picture 2

3. The next step is to texture your base. I have done tutorial on basing

4. The next step is to immerse the cut scouring pads into a tub of PVA and then immerse the saturated scouring pads into a tub of mixed Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 21 pasture green and Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 15 mid green allowed to dry.

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5. You can miss the above stage if you prefer to paint instead use a dark green followed by lighter shades of green and highlight with yellow.

6. The next and final stage is the glue the scouring pads on to your precut and textured bases using a glue gun.

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Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Paintbrushes
Craft knife
Scissors 
Ruler 
Glue gun

Materials

Hardboard
Polycell Textured Ceilings Course Effect
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
Scouring pads
PVA
Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 21 pasture green
Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 15 mid green

Humbrol Colours

Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood
Humbrol No. 103 Cream