I guess this blog has to continue to reflect my mind shifts and moods, it's nice to be able to jot just a few words down now and then.
Right then, to move on again here are some random pics of recent stuff for FoW. I'm starting to move into Bolt Action too now, but I want to finish all of the terrain for FoW before I start painting any BA stuff.
Another mention for Tony Barr at East Riding Miniatures who has cut most of my terrain templates and bases. Always a friendly and efficient service, Tony has cut these road templates to my requirements and will be adding them to his online shop. They are cut from 3mm MDF and consist of 60mm wide sections in straights,various curves and 'T' junctions and crossroads. As a 'kit' it contains all you need to create variations on road layouts. I simply applied a dryish mix of paint, PVA glue (to give a little flexibility), and fine stones, let it dry then edged them with a mix of flock and static grass. I used the same basic mix to base up my wheatfields and wood templates, as well as making a few sections of barbed wire. I used THIS from S&M Stuff as a quick and easy way of doing it. I'll drill and stick some wooden supports to finish the look.
Bocage sections are about to be built up more to reflect the density and height of the Normandy hedgerows, I have another couple of packs of the tree clump foilage to add plus some merit tress that look quite good to my eye. All will be based on 3mm mdf custom cut by Tony again with rounded edges. When completed they should easily conceal a Sherman, if not a Tiger!
|Can't fault the assembled product, but they take a lot of patience. 28mm Warlord plastic German infantry.|
|More FoW ruined buildings, awaiting a paint job.|
|Spend up? No, manic period, couldn't help myself!|
|PLeased with these I must admit.|
|View down the path through the wheat field, it offers concealment to any 15mm infantry figure behind it and in it,|
|Just need to add the wooden support posts from cocktail sticks.|
|S&M's lovely barbed wire, very cheap and you just roll around a pencil or whatever to suit scale.|
|The 'East Riding Miniatures' 3mm MDF road set. 60mm wide for Flames of War.|
|Peter Pig MG teams shown for size.|
|Tigers on the move! I wanted this simple 'churned up road' look for the Normandy campaign.|
|More roads, quick and easy.|
|Wood templates made from the card terrain supplied in the 'Open Fire' box. Trees coming!|
|German air support.|
|British Typhoon air support.|