It is currently Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:29 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Some new terrain for my board: chain link fences. It was a pretty quick and easy project.

Used some el-cheapo MDF for the rectangular bases (heck, a popsicle stick would have worked just as well). Painted a bunch of coffee straws red, then brown, then gray. Cut the straws into pieces just a bit taller than the man sized models and glued them to the base. I had an old screen door that is falling apart so I stole the torn window screen off of it, turned it 45 degrees and cut it with a straight edge. Then glued that to the posts. After that, a quick coat of green paint and static grass to the base and viola! Chain link fence. Took maybe 3 hours to do all 5.

Image

Image

Image

Image

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:48 pm 
Offline
D.B. McGoose
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 6:06 pm
Posts: 1075
Pick up or make some barbed wire and you got yourself a POW camp.

_________________
Attamisk wrote:
I can fight three but it's not terribly comfortable for the person in the back if they're not short.


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 1:01 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Constantina wire is on my to-do list. And Adam gave me a great idea for how to do a farm-style barb-wire fence.

-Rick


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 1:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Got the Cheap house reassembled and on a decent base:

Image

Also made a water tower today:

Image

Image

Really pretty easy. I used a spray can lid for the core, then glued cut down popsicle sticks to it. The roof is just a cardboard (coke cola case) circle slotted with a few extra pieces on top to hide the seam. The iron bands are just 0.015" compressed poly styrene (available at The Last Square) sliced in the thin strips. The rivets are cut off of compressed poly styrene tubes (also available from tLS). The structure is just more popsicle sticks ("craft sticks") and the piping is from an old plastic hanger.

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:39 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Here's a shot of the goodies in action:

Image

It was one of the first times I looked at a board and actually felt like it was a realistic layout. There was a prison to one side and an oil depot on the other. I'm looking forward to getting some more stuff done too.

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:13 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
More terrain work:

Image

Image

Also got a small section of constantina wire painted, still need to base it though, and I started painting the water tower. I need to find a good way to do patinaed tin. Any recommentations?

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Another day, another terrain project:

Image

Image

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
Still trying to get over my cold from the weekend, took the day off. In addition to resting and drinking lots of water, I got some paint on the Jackshop. I still have some more work to do, but it's probably 90%+ finished now:

Image

Image

Image

Image

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:45 am
Posts: 812
Location: Evansville, WI
More assorted goodies. I have the water tower and watch tower fully painted, along with 2 more buildings almost fully painted, and for an uber-cheap objective marker, I snagged a pair of blue berry containers to make re-supply objectives:

Image

They are just a bit taller than my heavy jacks. I took the plastic berry container, cut off the lid and lip. Put card stock (cereal box cardboard) strips inside the old drain holes, and to cover up the recycle markings on the top. Then trimmed up some balsa wood strips for the edges and put it on top of another sheet of card stock.

All in all I had both of them done with just a couple of hours of work. Just make sure you prime the plastic with something that grips better than water based paint.

-Rick


Last edited by ThatRickGuy on Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Chain Link Fence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:54 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:16 pm
Posts: 3262
Location: Madison
i like your buildings.

_________________
---------------------
Brian G

Terrain Blog - http://carnage4u.blogspot.com/


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits     
Updated By Kieron Thwaites (Ron2K)