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scrivs15 Mar 2015 7:31 a.m. PST

We need quite a bit of barbed wire for our WWI games so I've set up a production line and churned out 6ft of the stuff so far.


Although it does look better as double sections, more of a battlefield obstacle than Farmer Giles field.


I've put the recipe and instructions together over on Scrivsland link

normsmith Inactive Member15 Mar 2015 8:04 a.m. PST

Nicely done. I have some thin balsa wood which I have been trying to 'use up', it might make a good base.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2015 8:50 a.m. PST

Agreed – Who makes the wire-?

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2015 9:59 a.m. PST

Agreed Who makes the wire-

I second the query…guinness

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2015 10:18 a.m. PST

In the copy:
All the materials are quite cheap and readily available. You can get 6m of the wire from Northstar for £3.50 GBP and that is probably the most expensive component. I've used nearly two of these so far.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2015 11:59 a.m. PST

Yes, I saw that: was hoping with the name I could do a search and see if anyone sold it in the US.

monk2002uk15 Mar 2015 12:28 p.m. PST

Nice work. It is important to remember that these models are approximations for this sort of thing:


Impossible to get through unless there were tanks to roll over it or there was a lot of wire-cutting with artillery and trench mortars.


scrivs15 Mar 2015 1:25 p.m. PST

Thanks chaps.

If you can get Gale Force 9 stuff they do it. It's actually called 'Sealing Wire' you may get some leads from Google.

Mingans Marauders Inactive Member15 Mar 2015 1:40 p.m. PST

Those look awesome!

I just read instructions on a site that showed you how to build real with barbs barbed wire. I need to find it again, but I remember you used thin wire from the craft store.

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