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Johnny60 Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Hi folks,

just posted this on facebook, but I know a lot of people don't do FB, so here are some photos of my latest build.

A customer who plays in 6mm asked me for some Flexible Rural Roads and my Flexible Field complex (3 fields in one) but he also wanted a load of bocage style hedgerows – 15 feet of it, to be exact, along with 45 integral trees!

Just finished his order this afternoon. And, before it all gets packed up and shipped off tomorrow, I thought I'd take the opportunity to take a few photos…

The buildings and the panzer IV are 6mm scale. The 6mm bocage-style hedgerows, with optional attached trees, will be available to order on the website by the end of this week. If you can't wait that long, send me a message and let's chat!

Cheers

John from Take Cover Scenics.
takecoverscenics.co.uk

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

Looks great.

Johnny60 Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Thanks!

Disco Joe23 Aug 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

It does look nice.

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

Looks amazing! Thanks!

Johnny60 Inactive Member25 Aug 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

Thank you.

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

John:

Can you describe for me (us?) what you mean by "flexible"? For these questions I am asking both about the lovely new hedgerows (yes, as others have said they really DO look very good), but also your roads and fields.

Are these flexible, as in you can set them up many different ways, making almost any map you want on your gameboard?

Or are they flexible as in you can bend and twist them and they don't break or shed their foliage?

And if the latter, how much flex is reasonable? Can one roll a hedgerow up for storage? Or just that a 12 inch segment is not likely to break when used, since it can bend and flex?

Enquiring minds want to know….

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Johnny60 Inactive Member30 Aug 2017 1:45 a.m. PST

Hi Mark,

sorry for the delay in replying been away for a few days break and internet reception was very patchy.

The short answer is that the flexible roads and fields are flexible in that they actually flex. The roads are, to be fair, more flexible than the flexible fields, purely because the fields also have hedges attached! They're all designed to follow gentle contours on a games table without any problem. The roads will run up and down most wargames hills (whether they're actual model hills, or a more "old school" approach like books under a felt cloth). They're NOT designed to go 90 degrees up a cliff face, or to be bent 180 degrees back on themselves!

The majority of my hedgerows are also based on the same flexible material (with the exception of anything that's got integral trees attached those are based on rigid bases like plasticard or foamex) and they've proved to be pretty bomb proof in normal use the material is massively resistant to warping; it's lighter than mdf and the like, and it's flexible to boot. However, I wouldn't recommend storing them actually rolled up. The roads would most likely be fine, but I can't guarantee that the hedges wouldn't eventually loosen off the bases if you kept them rolled up they're not designed for that.

In terms of photos showing the flexibility, here's one of a 3 inch wide road with a 20mm jeep and crew…

Next – here's a 6mm flexible field draped over a cloth with book underneath…

Here's a photo from an online review of my 15mm Flexible Desert Roads published in Breakthrough Assault…

And finally, here's an in-game photo taken at my local games club a couple of weeks ago, showing a 3" wide road section and some hedges on a hill, (during a 20mm game of Battlegroup)…

Sorry the last shot's slightly out of focus, but it was just an off-the-cuff photo taken in bad light at the club. By the way – all the roads and hedges seen in the last photo were supplied by me.

Hope this helps in answering your queries!

Cheers,

John

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