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PM Captain Darling
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Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!
Captain Darling
23rd Jun 2015 11:17:12

Hi All,

On realising the towering crops I have previously used in my ACW Olustee scenario were out of season I needed to make up some muddy ploughed fields to replace them thereby fitting in with the northern hemisphere's crop cycles!

First up spread some gap filler on grease proof paper, I require 16 10cm x 10cm blocks...

Next smooth out the gap filler...

Then add in some plough trenches (a bit overscale but they'll suffice)...

Add some sand for texture, paint it a muddy sort of colour with a highlight and add some sprouting grain...

Finally get some 6mm Napoleonic Russians to tramp across it...

Including preparation, 'forming' and painting less it took well under three hours to complete and cost under $10 Australian to do all 16 10cm x 10cm panels I needed plus they'll be useful in the future...

Cheers


"There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps!"

PM njt236
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njt236
24th Jun 2015 02:34:35

Hello Darling.

They look pretty good. Something new to try out.


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM TSV90DangerRoss
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Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!
TSV90DangerRoss
25th Jun 2015 12:30:48

Looks good, Another good, (and cheap) Idea for ploughed fields is to use dark drown courdroy fabric. Just cut it to the shape required then affix it to your chosen base material, and put a bit of flock or static grass etc around the edges. You can get courdroy with quite fine lines which tend to suit 6mm. 

In terms of price, I got a meter by about 60cm for a few quid from the local market, you can get shed loads of fields out of this and indeed can split this between a few mates to make it even cheaper.

apologies for lack of pictures


PM 6mmwargaming
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6mmwargaming
5th Aug 2015 07:06:54

Very nice work. Try a fine tooth blade like a coping saw for the grooves as it will fit the scale well and it is easier than doing them by hand. Her'es some I made for my terrain boards (sorry not the best photo).


PM Harlequin
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Harlequin
6th Aug 2015 06:43:38

For a few seconds I thought that the above was an aerial photograph, so I wouldn't describe it as "not the best photo". I realised my error when I saw the edge of the mat on the upper left. Great work, and very inspiring!


PM 6mmwargaming
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6mmwargaming
7th Aug 2015 10:10:53

Yeah lol. I meant it doesnt show the corrugations in the field very well.

 

Cheers

Kieran


PM Captain Darling
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Captain Darling
14th Aug 2015 05:10:41

Hey Keiran,

I'll give the saw balde a try.

These ones are actually fitting in better with my 28mm figures :-)...

Cheers!


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