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Making Roads

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Making roads is an easy guide to follow. Roads are possibly one of the most important features on a wargames table they allow for rapid troop movements, and are strategically important. Troops in column move at a greatly increased speed along a road. Roads were the primary means of approach to the battlefield. When the battle had begun reinforcements would join the engagement via the road. Roads can be easily made with the following materials hardboard or MDF using various fillers, brown acrylic mastic. And of course it's not only roads that can be made with these materials, rivers , canals, ponds , stagnant swamps . Making Roads With Hardboard And Polycell Fillers   1. Start by cutting your hardboard to the size you require. In my particular case I cut the hardboard into 12 inch lengths by 2 1/2 inches. 2. I then applied Polycell Filler before the filler had dried I used an ordinary fork to make lines in the road to simulate tyre tracks etc.

Painting World War I Germans

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Here is my guide for Painting World War I Germans uniforms and vehicles using  Humbrol  enamels. I have also done a painting guide for the World War I (WWI) British uniforms and vehicles.  German Infantry Humbrol Colours Humbrol No. 27 Sea Grey (jacket) Humbrol No. 27 Sea Grey (trousers) Humbrol No. 61 Flesh (hands faces) Humbrol No. 83 Ochre (helmet) Humbrol No. 83 Ochre (water bottle) Humbrol No. 186 Brown (boots) Humbrol No. 160 German Camouflage Red Brown (weapons) Humbrol No. 33 Black (machine guns) Humbrol No. 55 Bronze (machine guns) Humbrol No. 11 Silver (bayonets) German Artillery Humbrol Colours Humbrol No. 67 Tank Grey (artillery) German Cavalry Humbrol Colours Humbrol No. 27 Sea Grey (jacket) Humbrol No. 27 Sea Grey (trousers) Humbrol No. 61 Flesh (hands faces) Humbrol No. 83 Ochre (helmet) Humbrol No. 83 Ochre (water bottle) Humbrol No. 186 Brown (boots) Humbrol No. 160 German Camouflage Red Brown (weapons) H