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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Making Fences

Making Fences

Another job I have been meaning to do for some time is making fences that I can use for my wargaming table. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of making fences for 10mm wargaming.

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.

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

3. The next step is to cut your car repair mesh to the desired height and length.

4. The next step is to paint the mesh in Humbrol No. 67 Tank Grey and dry brush with Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood and allowed to dry.

6. The last and final step is to glue the car mesh onto your precut and textured bases using a glue gun. 

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Paintbrushes
PVA
Glue gun

Materials

Hardboard
Polycell Textured Ceilings Course Effect
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
Car repair mesh 

Humbrol Colours

Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood
Humbrol No. 103 Cream
Humbrol No. 67 Tank Grey
Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood

Making Barb Wire Fences

Making Barb Wire Fences

Making barb wire fences is an easy guide to follow. 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.

2. The next phase is the glue the tiles spaces on to the hardboard using a glue gun at either end's of the base.

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

4. The next step is to paint your base and the tiles spaces I used Humbrol No. 67 Tank Grey Tank Grey, to paint the tile spaces and Humbrol No. 64 Light Grey to dry brush them.

5. The next step is to get your light duty galvanised wire and pull off a long length and then fold it in half and push the two ends into a drill, and the other end fasten to a pencil, and then preferably get somebody to help by holding the pencil, pull the galvanised wire until its reasonably tight then turn the drill on its personal preference on how tight you do this bit.

6. The next step is now to wrap the wire you have just twisted around a pencil or similar object to create coils you can cut them at any desired length. 

7. I actually used the wire itself to twist around the tile spaces to get a securely fastened Barb wire diorama.

Making Barb Wire Fences picture 1

Making Barb Wire Fences picture 2

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Glue gun
Cutters
Drill
Paintbrushes

Materials

Hardboard
Polycell Textured Ceilings Course Effect
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Light Duty Galvanised Wire general-purpose garden wire for training and tying 
Tile spaces
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
PVA

Humbrol Colours

Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood
Humbrol No. 103 Cream
Humbrol No. 67 Tank Grey
Humbrol No. 64 Light Grey

Making Walls

Making Walls

Making walls is an easy guide to follow. Another piece of terrain scenery I desperately needed for my war games table was Walls however to buy commercially manufactured Walls tends to be rather expensive and I was not prepared to shell out that sort of money. After giving it some thought I came up with the idea of using N gauge railway ballast and to be honest I am rather impressed with the results. I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Walls of all types have often played important roles on many battlefields. Sometimes they can offer shelter to troops that can get to them first, but they can also affect the movement troops. 

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.

2. The next step is to paint your cut pieces of hardboard with Polycell Textured Ceilings Course Effect.

3. Once this is dry paint all the base with Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood, allow to dry and then lightly dry brush with Humbrol No. 103 Cream.

4. The next step is to varnish your bases with Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear.

Making Walls Picture 1

5. The next stage is to get some N gauge ballast which can be bought from any model railway shop. You then need to mix this up with PVA glue.

Making Walls Picture 2

Making Walls Picture 3

Making Walls Picture 4

Making Walls Picture 5

6. The next stage should come with a warning as its extremely messy, however it's also very easy all you have to do is put the mixed up ballast and PVA glue in a rough of line then using your fingers shape into a wall.

Making Walls Picture 6

Making Walls Picture 7

7. The last stage is to apply PVA glue to the edges of the base and apply flocking I use Noch Summer Meadow Grass.

Making Walls Picture 8

Making Walls Picture 9

Making Walls Picture 10

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Paintbrushes
PVA

Materials

Hardboard
Polycell Textured Ceilings Course Effect
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
N Gauge Model Railway Ballast

Humbrol Colours

Humbrol No. 110 Natural Wood
Humbrol No. 103 Cream

Friday, 14 January 2011

10mm World War II Project

10mm World War II Project

My 10mm World War II Project will be based around the invasion of the Soviet Union from operation Barbarossa till the fall of Berlin as I complete the German and Russian forces I was slowly expand into other areas of World War II (WWII). 


The rules I will be using are Rapid Fire.

The core of the army will be built using Pendraken Miniature's other manufacturers which I intend using are Magister Militum. The buildings which I intend using are from various manufacturers Pendraken, JR Miniatures buildings sold by Magister Militum, Fieldworks and TimeCast's.

17 May 2017


Vollmer Baden Baden Station from eBay


24 April 2017

A very good friend from the Grimsby Wargames Society gave me these ( Andy Hamilton) for my WWII stuff

A very good friend from the Grimsby Wargames Society gave me these ( Andy Hamilton) for my WWII stuff


6 February 2017

WWII Samples see Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show

WWII Samples see Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show

13 October 2015

TimeCast's buildings all painted up




Fieldworks building all painted

A Fieldworks building all painted

30 March 2015

A couple of cheap del prado static n gauge models for my ACW and WWII wargaming projects

A couple of cheap del prado static n gauge models for my ACW and WWII wargaming projects

February 2014

My World War II entries for the Pendraken Painting Competition 2014.

March to April 2013

I've been busy repainting the Russian army I got off eBay earlier in the year they are nearly finished now, I'll be adding a painting guide. I've also painted three Fieldworks buildings.

26 February 2013 

I finished rebasing the Russian and German infantry which I purchased from eBay earlier in the year.

February 2013

My entry for the Pendraken Painting Competition 2013 which consists of the Germans I painted earlier in the year shown as a battle group.

German Battle Group picture 1

German Battle Group picture 2

German Battle Group picture 3

German Battle Group picture 4

German Battle Group picture 5

20 January 2013

I bought three World War II 10mm Pendraken armies from eBay. A British Army, German Army and Russian Army.

British Army

British army consists of the following painted models.

Cromwell x 14 
Crusader aa x 4 
17 pdr tank destroyer x 4 
Priest x 8 
Sherman Firefly x 8 
Sherman 75mm x 22 Grant / Lee x 12 
Bedford Trucks x 10 
Bofors & Tractor x 6 
Daimler scout car x 7 
Cars x 6 
Jeeps x 2 
M3 Halftrack x 12 
M3 Stuart x 3 
M5 Stuart x 4 
Infantry Stands x 33 
5 packs unpainted / unbuilt 
2 x Sherman Calliope 
Sherman 75 + Calliope RL 
2 x 6Pdr A/T & Crew 

German army

German army consist of the following painted models

Jagd Tiger x 3 
Tiger x 4 
Panther x 17 
Panzer IVh x 20 
Stug x 17
Blitz truck x 8 
Wespe x 6 
Pz III x 2 
Puma x 4 
Sdkfz 250/10 x 8 
Sdkfz 250 x 5 
Sdkfz 251 x 12 
251/10 (37mm) x 4 
251/9 (short 75mm) x 6 
88mm AT gun + crew x 3 
Sdkfz 7 x 3 
Infantry stands x 23 
Unpainted / unbuilt packets 
FlakPanzer 38t 
SdKfz 234/3 At Gun / howitzer x 2 
Paratroopers on bases but unpainted x 100 figs 

Russian army

Russian army consists of the following painted models 

Katyusha x 10 
T34/75 x 5 
T34/76 x 20 
T34/85 x 10 
Ba64 x 12 
Kv1 x 5 
Su76 x 5 
Su122 x 5 
Su152 x 10 
IS2 / 1 x 4 
Kv2 x 5 
Su85 x 5 
Infantry Stands x 70 
Heavy Weapon Stands x 21 

September 2012

I decided to have a go at building some World War II factory ruins for Stalingrad you can find my complete construction guide here.

Stalingrad Ruined Factory One

Stalingrad Ruined Factory Two

Stalingrad Ruined Factory Three

Stalingrad Ruined Factory Four

May to September 2012

Started painting my World War II German infantry and armour.

1st Panzer Battalion

Armoured Panzer Grenadier Battalion

Motorised Panzer Grenadier Battalion

Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 116

Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 288

May 2012

This is the very first TimeCast's building I have purchased also got this from triples and I am extremely pleased with how this building looks

21/RU1 Traditional Wooden Church 1812

May 2012

I painted the first of my Fieldworks buildings which I got from triples.

K19 G.U.M. (Department Store) picture 1

February 2012 

I entered Pendraken Painting Competition 2012 with their PS35 ACW buildings which had painted earlier in the year.

PS22 Machine gun bunker, type 1,  PS23 Machine gun bunker, type 2, PS24 PAK 40 covered bunker

2012

I started on my JR Miniatures buildings sold by Magister Militum

1766 Russian Cabin, 1767 Russian Cabin Timber, 1768 Russian Cabin 2 Story

2012

I started painting all of the Pendraken buildings I had.

PS1 Ruined house

PS2 Damaged house

PS3 Derelict house, type 1

PS4 Derelict house, type 2

PS22 Machine gun bunker, type 1,  PS23 Machine gun bunker, type 2, PS24 PAK 40 covered bunker

PS39 WWII Russian thatched hut, rendered walls

PS40 WWII Russian thatched barn, wooden walls

PS42 WWII Russian wooded village hall