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Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Miniature Company

The Miniature Company

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Welcome to The Miniature Company

We design and manufacture a variety of miniatures for wargamers, figure painters and collectors.

We’re adding to each of our ranges at a steady rate, so keep checking back for updated listings in our online store. Alternatively, for the latest updates from The Miniature Company check out our Facebook page for more pictures of our miniatures, or Instagram for sculpting previews.

About TMC

The Miniature Company is a small family run business made up of father and son duo, Dave and Dan Toone. Presently, Dave is the lead sculptor and web master, whilst Dan is the studio painter and photographer, although in the future Dan will also be moving into sculpting which will allow us to increase our new releases both in quantity and frequency.

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The Miniature Company designs, manufactures and distributes 28mm and 10mm historical wargames miniatures.

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Ancients, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman

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theminiaturecompany@talktalk.net

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Making Gallic/Celtic Hillforts

Making Gallic/Celtic Hillforts

I needed a Gallic/Celtic hillfort for my Caesars Gallic War Project, fortunately for me the wife fancied making a Celtic hillfort. I hope you really enjoy this tutorial on how my better half completed this task.

Gallic/Celtic Hillforts

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Making Gallic/Celtic Hillforts

1. The first stage would have been to make the actual hill however we had already made this particular hill and it was perfectly suitable to make the hillfort.

2. The next thing was to stain all of the cocktail sticks which were to be used as palisade fencing. We used an old plastic Chinese container filled it with a tiny tiny bit of wood stain then place the cocktail sticks inside and put the lid on and shook it vigorously until all of the cocktail sticks were stained.

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3. The next stage was rather messy having to remove all the cocktail sticks from the Chinese container and sticking them into some foam board to allow them to dry.

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4. The next stage is to take your craft knife and insert a brand new blade, because the hill is made out of foam board it is extremely easy to push your craft knife into the hill and slowly move round the top of the hill to create a slit to insert the cocktail sticks.

5. The next stage is to insert your cocktail sticks into the slit you have cut all way around the perimeter of the hill.

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6. The last stage was to go round the cocktail sticks with PVA glue, this was the two purposes one to help glue the cocktail sticks into the hill, secondly so we could apply some Noch Summer Meadow Grass.

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Cutters
Craft knife

Materials

Plastic container
Ronseal wood teak stain
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
PVA