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Making Buildings

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Making buildings is an easy guide to follow. In this section of the site you will find all the buildings I have scratch built. The first building I constructed was the American Civil War (ACW) blockhouse which was because of my very good friend Malcolm who is also a member of the Grimsby Wargames Society, had made one for his 15mm ACW and looked so good I thought I would attempt to do my own for my 10mm ACW. Incidentally Malcolm and Andy make all of the scenery for the Grimsby Wargames Society I can only say I wish I had half their skills anyway don't take my word for it check out the website galleries and you'll see for yourself the outstanding work they managed to achieve. The next buildings I constructed were the Stalingrad factory ruins which I needed for my World War II (WWII) project Russian front on the whole I am rather pleased with how they turned out I should imagine overtime my scratch building skills will improve anyway hope you enjoy and please leave comment

Making Hedges

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This tutorial will walk you through the process of making hedges for your 10mm wargaming table out of common scouring pads which can be bought from your local supermarket. 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. Cut the scouring pads to the desired height and length.  3. The next step is to texture your base. I have done tutorial on basing .  4. The next step is to immerse the cut scouring pads into a tub of PVA and then immerse the saturated scouring pads into a tub of mixed Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 21 pasture green and Javis Countryside Scenic Products Scatter No 15 mid green allowed to dry. 5. You can miss the above stage if you prefer to paint instead use a dark green followed

Another Russian Tank Pulled From The Mud

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Another fantastic find. A Russian T34 pulled from the swamp as good as new.

T34 Tank rescued from the marshland

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This Russian built T-34 tank was captured by the Germans and marked as their own. This one was either stuck during battle or ditched during retreat in order for it not to fall back into the Russian enemies hands. Due to the low oxygen levels in the marshy bog corrosion was slowed considerably.

Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) pulled from a Bog

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A WW2 German Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun used in battle on the Russian front. This Stug would have become bogged while manoeuvring in battle and abandoned with the Russian troops advancing. The white paint work would suggest that it was bogged during the winter campaign.

Making Cornfields

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Making cornfields is an easy guide to follow on how to make cornfields for 10mm wargaming terrain has been a long time in the planning. However when I finally started the project making cornfields proved very easy indeed. Anyway here's my guide for making your own fields 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 6 inch by 6 inch 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 to mark out where you want to place the carpet, or doormat. 3. The next step is to texture your base. I have done tutorial on basing . 4. The next step is to cut your carpet or doormat to the desired shape then glue it is to cut your carpet or doormat to the desired shape then glue it to the base using PVA. 5. The next step is to lightly dry brush with yellow until

Making Trees & Woods

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Making trees and woods an easy guide to follow. Probably one of the most important features of any wargames table is trees and woods not only do they improve the look of your table but they also have an important effect on the game too. Trees block line of sight and hamper movement, and can also provide cover for units to ambush from. A couple of strategically placed trees or a clump of woods will provide plenty of interesting tactical challenges.  Making Trees Below there are several tutorials to help you build individual trees which can be combined to make a large wood. Making Wire Trees When making trees from wire, you start by constructing the trunk and branches. You will be able to then either leave them then as old dead trees or finish them off with a wide variety of different foliage effects. 1. Start out by cutting your bundle of wire to size. You'll want the length of wire to be double that of the finished tree. Commence shaping the tree by bending the