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Wargames Designs21 Dec 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

I finished this piece recently for a customer as part of an ongoing project. Basically it was a resin Pigsty with a few broken bits of wattle fencing that he wanted making into an enclosure to hold many bases of pigs and piglets. There wasn't enough wattle fencing to make a useful enclosure so I decided to add a hedge made from some sample resin pieces that I had lying around. This just left me needing a gate which was made from matchsticks and a few dowel fence posts and I had all that I needed. With all the pieces glued in place on a piece of vinyl tile I painted everything and then applied the basing, which is a mixture of sharp sand and brown paint (like Basetex, but far cheaper). Once dry I applied bushes and long grass then I covered the hedge with scatter flock and a lighter flock applied in patches around the base to finish it off. That was it, all done and ready to be used on the wargames table, a really useful building that could be used for many periods or settings.

More pics on my Blog: link



Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

Like it; the Hovels one, I think.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

I like the spot where the wattle fencing is falling apart: the farmer needs to get out and fix it. There's always something that needs fixing on a farm.


General Kirchner21 Dec 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

love the piece!

its the littel things like this piece that trnasform the battlefield village into something more than a couple of buildings.

Good WORK!

Pauls Bods21 Dec 2017 1:41 p.m. PST


bobspruster21 Dec 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

Nice piece, but would a hedge be enough to contain a pig? I think not, but I'm no expert.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Clearly the hedge did indeed fail to contain the pig. ;-)

Wargames Designs23 Dec 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

Good point about the hedge, I was wondering where all the pigs had gone, probably been slaughtered already.

Rest assured though that the hedge is very thick and growing over an old fence which cannot be seen through all the foliage.

Cacique Caribe23 Dec 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

Feral pigs cross hedges all the time, to go from yard to yard and eat all the expensive landscaping over here.

My 74-year old mother in law is already talking about getting a crossbow. :)


takeda33324 Dec 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Great piece, lots of character!

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