Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Barricades, Fencing and Skips….Oh my!!!!

As many of you know, a little while ago I made an entry for the ‘Board of the Living Lead’ diorama competition. http://rounddaves.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dead-by-dawn-diorama.html
And as any of you who follow the board know, I actually managed to scrape a much unexpected win! So while I’m on the subject, again I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the guys who took part, voted, and any others for their kind comments.

Since entering the competition, and receiving all of the positive feedback, I have been extremely motivated to continue with some cheap scenery/terrain type builds, and so I have decided to share a few today.


First up are some cheap barricades I’ve built. There are plenty of tutorials on youtube on how to do this barbed wire effect, so nothing to fancy here. The frame is simply cut down, painted toothpicks/cocktail sticks, while the barbed wire is telephone wire which has had the sheathing stripped off. Two lengths of wire were then tightly twisted together, and then wrapped around a pencil to give the coil effect.


Secondly, we have my fencing. These are simply toothpicks mounted on cardboard, with a mesh, cut and stuck on! The cardboard I used for the base was from one of the wives old catalogue books, which is very rigid, and quite reasonable for basing. It was then covered in some newspaper for some texture, and then simply dry brushed.
As for the mesh, it is the small type of mesh you find on gift baskets and such, which again I nicked off the wife, and simply stuck on and painted.


Last up are my Skips/Dumpsters. These are entirely made from normal cardboard, which then had wall filler applied to the edges to hide to corrugated bits on the ends of the card. The rubbish inside is just a mix of odd off cut bits of rubbish I accumulated on my work table, which were simply glued in, dry brushed, and touched up for some details.

Anyway hope you like my cheap bits and pieces, and I hope to be building more odds and ends to fill my zombie city with as and when I get the inspiration!

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff Dave, the skips look particularly good.

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    1. Thanks Joe,
      Means a lot after seeing what you recently built!

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  2. It all looks fantastic Dave, nice work especially the skips and the fences.

    The table will look great with all these add on's :D

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    1. Thanks Simon,
      I have to say, the fences go quite nicely with the buildings I made. I'll have to take some in game pics the next time I get a game in, and show it all together.

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  3. Great work Dave - I will be stealing some of these!

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  4. Thanks cmnash,
    The skips were a bit fiddly but generally otherwise, they are all really easy to make!

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  5. It is little pieces of scenery like these that can really bring your gaming board to life. Nice work, Dave.

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    1. Thanks Bryan,
      I have a list of little bits I want to add to flesh out my city. Really enjoying these scratch builds at the moment, as It's kinda nice looking at the table knowing you built it all yourself. Plus it's hardly cost me a penny so far, which makes a change for our hobby lol!

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