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Norm
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« on: 05 October 2019, 07:07:28 AM »

There is a short boardgame action on my blog, but the photo at the bottom of the post may interest readers as it shows some Christmas crafting pieces from The Works (UK) being used to represent a cornfield.

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2019/10/union-artillery-fend-off-assault.html

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« Reply #1 on: 05 October 2019, 07:20:35 AM »

Thanks for the heads up Norm, I'll have a look for those when I next go into town.
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« Reply #2 on: 05 October 2019, 07:47:04 AM »

I've used the same goodies, but decided to re-label them a tobacco field when I saw the finished rows.
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« Reply #3 on: 05 October 2019, 09:55:11 AM »

Very effective Norm Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2019, 10:38:49 AM »

Good spot and thanks for letting everyone know.   Really does look effective.

I recently got the ACW urge in 6mm (its not catching) and, after a scout around the hobby sites,
had a go at making my own snake fences and corn fields.   The fences were made out of spaghetti
(excellent material !) while the corn fields came from a type of astroturf.   Really pleased with them
until my son bought himself a 3D printer and I saw what can be achieved using this.   

I was particularly impressed by the designs created by this chap which should work in both 6mm
and 10mm:

https://www.thingiverse.com/Projectwargaming/designs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1Jyvolvdg



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« Reply #5 on: 05 October 2019, 10:40:14 AM »

I got an artificial Cmas tree many moons ago, in the post Cmas “get rid of it all to make space for Easter eggs” January sales. You can snip the branches off and do similar or make 6mm pine trees etc. I’ve denuded about half of it but it’s atill going strong.

Buying them in bags pre-cut looks so much easier though!

Nice field, Norm Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: 05 October 2019, 12:56:09 PM »

Really pleased with them until my son bought himself a 3D printer and I saw what can be achieved using this.  

I was particularly impressed by the designs created by this chap which should work in both 6mm
and 10mm:

https://www.thingiverse.com/Projectwargaming/designs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1Jyvolvdg


The Project Wargaming examples look good (except for the first 3D printed fence, imo).  Thumbs up  Here are a couple of other links for cornfields / corn stalks.

http://www.bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_042.htm
http://www.wargamersterrain.com/products.htm

Btw, nice find, Norm.
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« Reply #7 on: 05 October 2019, 03:20:59 PM »

Thanks all, bit by bit, I think it is becoming easier to getting improvement into the game table.  The spaghetti idea is inspired :-)
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« Reply #8 on: 05 October 2019, 03:27:22 PM »

Thanks all, bit by bit, I think it is becoming easier to getting improvement into the game table.  The spaghetti idea is inspired :-)

Wait until it biodegrades.
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« Reply #9 on: 05 October 2019, 04:53:23 PM »

How long is that likely to take?
I had some penne pasta I was using for kids workshops in the loft for over 10 years without any problem. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: 05 October 2019, 05:26:52 PM »

The inspiration for using spaghetti came from this amazing site:

https://rollaone.com/2016/10/03/fiw-sharp-practice-in-6mm-part-5-fort-al-dente/


Just look at the fort !

Bear in mind that he uses 'angel hair' spaghetti which is ridiculously thin.   I did buy some
but, after a good two seconds of careful reflection, decided to use normal size spaghetti
instead.   Works like a treat.   Just cut to size, glue with PVA and then paint as you like.

I was expecting it might droop when painted but no sign so far.   Also cheap as chips...

...I think I might biodegrade before this stuff does...



Phil


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