Saturday, December 31, 2011

How I build my fences

this will be my last post for 2011 and this one is about how I build my fences for 28mm AWI, FIW and SYW.

First of all to make things easier I just made up a little tool there the measurements for the fences are on. This helps me to get the right distances between the different layers of wood and also makes building the single fences much more faster.

My tool with different markers for the distances.

The first layer of wood,...

...the second one...

...and finally the last one.

The result after the three layers of wood. There´s also a 1mm thick plasticard ready for basing with the edges cut.

The fence on its base.

Now it´s time for putting sand on the base. To get a fine structure I use sand for birdcages.

A fence-base ready for painting and above another one already painted with "scorched brown" from GW.

The first drybrushed color ("graveyard earth").

The second and last drybrushed paint ("bleached bone").

The fence is now ready for getting flocked with different kind of greens and stones. I use different grasses and also flowers from "mini Natur". The green flock in the big box is a mixture of several flockings I found in my hobby boxes. In my opinion it´s better to use a mixture than to use a single kind of green. This looks quite better.

And here we go:  a new fence is done - ...

... done like the year 2011.

Have a good time this evening.

I wish you a happy new year.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Napoleonic Wars - British regiment of foot

Napoleonic Wars - British regiment of foot
Figures: Victrix, Perry
Scale: 28mm

And here´s another project I started just wanting to try how the hard plastic figures do fit with my style of painting. I got weak again and bought about 5-6 packs of napoleonic figures. I must be crazy.

Fences for my wargaming table

Fences for my wargaming table 

I hope you all had a good time at christmas and had been able to spend time with your families and also for our hobby.

During my holidays I´ll try to finish some projects I started  a few months ago. It´s horrible. I often start several projects and the daily business takes to much time. After work I seldom have the energy to get into my hobby room to get further with my projects. Thank good the holidays will last until January 8th.

Here is the first project I was able to finish.
As I´m not only interested in painting figures I also like building terrain for my gaming table. So I started to build up some fences suitable for 28mm figures. These fences could be used for AWI, FIW or SYW.

I started with 10 pieces and they surely won´t be the last ones. In fact for I was getting on very easy and fast I just modeled more and now there are another 10 pieces waiting for getting painted.

I always try to finish a single pattern (as I do with my models) to check what it looks like. It took me some time to get the right colors and to put on the green. Being happy with the result I finished the rest of the fences.

And here is what it looks like in "battle". 
A british regiment of foot in firefight with indians.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry X-Mas

Merry X-Mas to all of you and your families.
And a happy new year with enough time for our hobby.