Now that I grabbed your attention with this heart-stopping title – I have been working on some terrain!
Cover, doesn’t block line of sight. It’s nothing special but very handy to have on the table. Aside of painting I try to build up a collection of pieces of terrain for various periods, settings and scales.
Between doing all kinds of stuff these fences here are more or less of a by-product I have to admit. I used a lot of wooden coffee stirrer sticks on other stuff because they make perfect wooden boards for 28mm scale figures and instead of clipping off the rounded ends and bin them I thought what I could do with them. First thing that came to mind of course is this kind of fence.
Aw, look! The little door actually opens up in case Lt.Perkins here thinks the war isn’t going too well and it’s time to go home.
I deliberately made some of the single boards to be a bit askew and some widths not being perfectly right to make the fence look a little worn and aged. I furthered the impression with the weathered white painting of course.
By happy accident the sections I made almost are enough to encircle this little patch of plowed field I made a few months ago. The reasons why the single sections I made aren’t equal in length are twofold: First I didn’t originally plan to have a little door in there. Second, these pretty much are just a by-product of the tall, LOS-blocking wooden fences I’m working on. If I throw in a little hedge though it works.
A shot showing how 40k models (tall bases) go with the fences. St.Celestine-approved and Space Marine tested.
These fences here in the pictures probably fit for 19th, 20th, 21st century. I mainly made them with the US in mind so they’ll work for the American Civil War as well as the American War of Independence and some other stuff. Zombies in the suburbs or the countryside, alien invasions (guess what constantly popped up in my mind when I was working on these, already knowing that they’d have to end up being painted white… 😉 ), other sci-fi and fantasy stuff. Of course they work just as well for a lot of other places in the world.
I hope that you like them, can draw some inspiration for your own terrain or of course if you want this kind or any other kind of terrain done for you just contact me.
Sweet fancy little gate, and I love me some old school XCOM, I had it on PS1 so it included some fancy cut scenes.
Nice ideas. I am starting to think about building more terrain and a table itself! so I love having ideas like this floating around. Warhammer fantasy FYI. Fences work great
Great terrain Sigur! There are indeed several settings one could use them. Thumbs up!
As a matter of fact my first thought was David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" though 😀
Thanks for the comments, guys! I didn't expect this post to get so much positive feedback. 🙂
@Daniel Grundy: Absolutely! These are just so quick to make and incredibly handy. If painted less bright they'll fit perfectly for Mortheim (you can snip off the rounded tops too if you like, make them look a bit shoddier).
@Anon: Cheers. I only ever played the PC version so all I know is the intro and ending sequence (well, of the first game that is. I'm pretty sure I'll never beat Terror from the Deep).
@Steven MacDonald: I guess soner or later everybody takes a look at the pile of lead and plastic, and another at their bare table and decide it's time to make some terrain. 😉
@Goatmoerser: Thanks, that was the plan. Maybe a slightly more neutral colour would have made them even more suitable for general use but somehow I had the urge to paint these fences white.Good call on Blue Velvet though. I guess it's been too long since I've seen that one. Have you picked up on the news that David Lynch is planning to do a new season of Twin Peaks?
Funny that I ran across this on Vallejo's facebook page a couple days ago:
Ohh and I don't want to mention how many hours I have into xcom, both as a kid and an adult lol
why it's always been the color in our mental image. White picket fences, yep. I'd want to have that anytime. wood fence installation
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Very cool. May have to do similar when next we play Mordhiem.