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Ceterman29 Sep 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Okay Ladies & Gent's, In the States if possible, but not a deal breaker. I need a ton of "barbed wire" & yeah, I know I can make it but I don't have time. So where would you go to get it, at a reasonable price? Many thanks in advance!

whitejamest29 Sep 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Personally I like the Gale Force Nine offerings. I bought a roll of the 15mm scale wire and felt like it was a good deal. It looks good and the price was reasonable for me. But then I didn't need a ton of it.

Here is a listing on Amazon for their larger scale wire. $9.10 USD for 18 feet of wire. Don't know how that works given the volume you need, but something to consider. More convenient than making it yourself.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Gale force 9 is also my choice for price and durability. Also If you want the wire to be rusty just soak the wire in vinegar and it comes out look great.

Night Owl III29 Sep 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

I get a bag of cheap pipe cleaners from the dollar store and take a cigarette lighter to them to burn off the fuzz. I'm left with a woven wire that looks the part.

Ceterman29 Sep 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! All good ideas.

JimDuncanUK29 Sep 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

Fly screen.

Cut thin diagonals for the 'barbed' wire look.

Ostroc30 Sep 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

In the UK I use sealing wire, this is the stuff the gas board uses on the meter.

£18.00 GBP bought me 1000m, so still have quite a bit left lol



Ceterman30 Sep 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Ostroc, I've looked & looked for that here in States, with NO luck, damn it! I went with some of the Gale Force stuff. But yeah, Sealing Wire is really what I'd like to get, it's the same stuff, just a lot cheaper!
Thanks everyone!

Lion in the Stars30 Sep 2017 11:10 p.m. PST

Barbed wire? or Concertina/razor Wire?

Secret Weapon Miniatures makes 28mm razor wire. It's pretty cheap for how much you get: $15 USD for 18 feet of actual sharp wire. Stuff will stick to your hands something fierce! link

Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond26 Sep 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Ostroc where do you get it from in the UK?

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