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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wood Piles - the easy way

Hi everyone.

In the battlefields around Normandy (and other to be fair), there were dozens of terrain pieces apart from houses, trees and stone walls that most of us use on our tables.

I came up with the idea of making some wood piles, made from simple and cheap wood skewers. Their construction was rather easy to be honest - some strips of wood skewers (approx. 20 / base) four pillars from balsa wood (so as to represent a different type of wood compared to the wooden skewers) and some plastic bases (I used some pieces from vinyl tiles). After that, some PVA and sand, paints, static grass and meadow flowers and that was it. :-)

Below you see the finished result (a British soldier was used as a height reference).











I hope you like them.

Have a good Monday night everyone!
T.

16 comments:

  1. Nice stuff. More terrain to hide behind!

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  2. Excellent again Thanos! You always come up with good ideas!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I have to find places to keep my men covered Peter! :)

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  3. I second Jay and Peter !!
    (easy and quick comment!)

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  4. neat another simple tutorial! and more great ideas

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  5. Great work Thanos. That wood looks nicely seasoned!

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    1. Dark Brown, PA Old Wood (drybrush), VJ Green Grey (drybrush). :)

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  6. Great job! And the logs are very very old!

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