Thursday, 23 August 2012

'Going To Ground' Markers

I plan on using markers to signify my Zulu's 'going to ground' when they come under fire. I will place one of these markers in front of a unit that has come under heavy fire and failed its morale test.

The following pictures show the materials that I used for these.





I originally planned to use a box of plastic Warlord Zulu's to make my markers. I was going to convert the figures so that they would be crouching down behind cover. In the end I decided against this, as I like my terrain to be as versatile as possible. By placing a couple of casualty figures on the marker works for me and I get to use the marker as just a general piece of rough ground and I can also use it for other periods.     



13 comments:

  1. Great idea and a good use for unwanted CDs!

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  2. Good job putting the 70's Disco Fever CD to better use! Great looking stuff and very useful!

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  3. Nice idea and they look great!

    Christopher

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  4. Its amazing what you can make out of old CD's and a broom! Nice one!!

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  5. They look superb, but I hope you don't regret using that 70's Disco Fever CD! Who knows when the mood might grab you!

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  6. Pat, that's an excellent idea, and they looks superb. Thanks also for the WIP shots - I particularly like how you did the bristles/ long grass with the hot glue gun. My only question is why you didn't like the "70s Disco Fever" CD...surely you used that by mistake??!

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    1. LOL! Don´t you dare to use the Bee Gee´s CD´s!!

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  7. I will have to be more careful in future, you guys are just too eagle eyed spotting what's written on the CD's. I was thinking how I could chop up and use a pair of my old 70's platform shoes and flared trousers to make some more terrain but I better not stick it on this blog.

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  8. Oh the poor 70'S disco fever eh , consigned to a greater good! Great inspiration on these , I will be nicking it for some Old West bits i think - especially once the Indians turn up.

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  9. Very effective and impressive!

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