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OSL200009 Sep 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

Hi Im planning on creating my own Alamo compound 25mm using foam core. (Too expensive to buy the resin alamo compound)
My question is does anyone know of any good articles or websites that may assist me in using foam core and or building the alamo compound? Also i do plan on buying the Alamo chapel and then building the compound out of foam core. Thanks

Giles the Zog09 Sep 2017 10:58 a.m. PST


sorry, shouting

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

I own the Warhammer Alamo book. There's not much detail on how they built the models. And they used plywood, not foam core. They only built the chapel, the log palisade and a couple of walls, enough to do separate scenarios for the North Wall, the Chapel, and the interior of the fort once the Mexicans overran the walls. I bought the Hudson and Allen model on sale. It's really worth money as the pieces can be used for a whole variety of periods and campaigns, even India and Afghanistan. My advice is to save up your money and look on eBay or wait for a sale. Believe, me, it's a big enough project just to paint the thing!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

OSL2000, there's a good article in Wargames Illustrated Issue 313, November 2013 about building an Alamo model in 40mm out of foam core. If you don't have the issue, PM me and I'll send you a scan of the article.

Henry Martini11 Sep 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

The shouting is forgivable, Giles: it's a long way from Herefordshire to the USA.

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