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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
How To Make Barbed Wire Entanglements
Welcome to another 'How to' post. This time I am dealing with barbed wire. These are the entanglement type rather than the coil, most seen on the eastern front WWI, ACW and Russo Japanese war.
You don't need much, and cost is very low.
Hardboard or plywood - everyone has a bit knocking around
Drill bit of the thickness of the sticks
First cut the sticks into 1cm segments, or larger if needed, and plug them in to the holes. Holes should be 2cm apart, on 3 lines, each 1cm apart.
Flock the base, much better to do before wire is on.
paint the sticks, very important, try painting after wire is on and you will go mad.
Make it look good
put the wire on in a zig zag this way you cover all the directions and don't over lay too many sticks.
level off the edges.
and a finished base of barbed wire. It takes vary little time and looks quite good when finished.
A full set of barbed wire for your figures to play with!
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