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Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

Project nearly finished..just a bit of sorting of the (rough and ready) Terrain

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Please Donīt laugh at the trees..:-)
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Nicely done. Nothing wrong with a sponge tree. As you say, cheap, quick and sturdy.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

You appear to be the owner of a TARDIS!

That's a beautiful layout – can't wait to see your troops marching across it – with the drifts of smoke (cotton wool) when they get close enough to actually engage.

It's a delight.

Evzone15 Mar 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

It looks lots of fun, and that is what matters

Glencairn15 Mar 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

Crikey, that pic takes ME back 40 years, when I made trees like that in the school art department, had just got hooked on wargaming using Airfix Napoleonic, and was using Charles Grant as a guide. The good ol' days, eh? :-)

shirleylyn Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Where was the TARDIS? I did'nt see it…

skinkmasterreturns15 Mar 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Proper old school that.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

Where was the TARDIS? I did'nt see it…

The photograph is of a perfect wargames table circa 1975…obviously Paul nipped in his TARDIS and "borrowed" it from Terry Wise. grin

Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 12:35 a.m. PST

The good ol' days, eh? :-)

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The temptation is to go for more "up to date" and "professional" Terrain but that would defeat the object of the Project and cost a lot more time and Money. Basically, Iīm Trying to ignore anything that I wouldnīt have done back in the 70īs when first starting out..apart from daubing the figs with humbrol enamel paint..like this lot
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The photograph is of a perfect wargames table circa 1975

I wish I still had the photos from back then*
The entire Garage floor painted green using poster paint "borrowed" from School – I got a right telling off for that! Scores of German tanks and halftracks advancing across the lawn towards the russians who were dug in along the flower beds.
British paras dropping behind enemy lines using gliders made from toilet paper tubes..happy days indeed.

*or a Tardis :-)

Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Iīve messed about with pic Edit Thing to try and get the "70īs" look

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grahambeyrout18 Mar 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

Seeing the photo brought joy to my heart. It is just too beautiful. It is could even be earlier than the 70s.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

Tables like this are great. There is clarity as to what is what. Well made that man!

Clays Russians22 Mar 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Now that is wargames terrain!

Tom D127 Mar 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

Great. Pretty much how my table looks now, except for the trees I have on old metal hexagon bases from Der Kriegspielers

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

good job. very nice

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