A while back I walked the battlefield site at Lansdown just to the north of Bath (Laura has gone to uni at Bath so I stopped off there after one of my trips to deliver forgotten clothes to her halls of residence). Its not a particularly large site so it makes a good walk for an hour or so. Naturally I got to thinking about sprucing up my 15mm ECW collection that I'd started for one of Peter Colbeck's campaigns and expanded slowly over the years. I decided I needed some additions to my ECW scenery and "Waller's Wall" was a natural thing to start with, so I knocked up various dry stone wall sections using budgie grit, PVA glue and lolly sticks, with molds made from Lego.
There were also some field defences built along the ridge line at Lansdown and I decided to collect some suitable twigs which would make decent tree trunks in 15mm. I finally got around to working on these this weekend, and they've just finished drying out. They were very simple to make - 40mm or 80mm lengths of thick card smeared with flexible fill Polyfilla (the same stuff I use for making sculpted sea bases), then the twigs broken to suitable lengths and pressed into the filler. Scatter over with budgie grit, then leave overnight to dry. Next day, paint over the polyfilla and grit with a mix of PVA, water and earthy brown paint, again leave overnight and the next day they are all done. And very nice I think they are too. Shown below with some of my 15mm Peter Pig ECW collection.
Now all I need to do is find some time to refight the battle :)
The fieldworks look good. Finding time and people to refight battles always seems to be the hard part.ReplyDelete
That works...a neat little extra.ReplyDelete
Very good Ray, a big impact for easily gathered materials. This months seems to have got quite a few gamers in the terrain making mood.ReplyDelete
Excellent inspiration. Our next game in our ECW campaign will be Lansdowne.ReplyDelete
Excellent David. There is nothing quite like twigs as logs. Amazing that such things are moulded and can be purchased really, isn't it?ReplyDelete