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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

I attended Briscon on Saturday & even bravely entered the rugby scrum they laughingly called the Bring & Buy.

Amidst mountains of fantasy stuff, I spied a packet containing 3 scratch built barbed wire tanglements for only $3. USD Bargain!

I had a closer look on Sunday. They were a bit dire. The bases were some horrible, warped thin plastic, the poles not really high enough & the wire rather awfully twisted. So I set to, pulling the wire off & neatly winding it, rebuilt the poles using bamboo skewers, cut out some MDF bases which were bevelled, gritted, undercoated & then 3 colour flocked after I'd hot glued the poles on & re-strung the wire. Really only 3-4 hours work.

They look great. If I was to re-sell, I'd get at least $6 USD for them. Bargain!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 3:21 p.m. PST


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There's a moral hidden somewhere in that story!

Tommy2030 Apr 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

So, in other words, you bought some inspiration to scratch build some barbed wire bases.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

you bought some inspiration to scratch build some barbed wire bases.

Yes….but it was a bargain!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

You won't believe it. Some guy bought those broken barbed wire pieces I was going to throw out!

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 9:46 p.m. PST


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