Sunday, 24 April 2016

SETTING THE SCENE (part 4) The Defence Line, plus more terrain.


The latest batch of terrain I have been making for 'Setting The Scene' is some log defences, dug outs, Telegraph poles, wire fencing, gates and winterising the basing on some figures.

The defences.






Telegraph Poles. Two different types of these, I also made extra to add to my summer terrain.

Gates. Again extra made for summer terrain.

Barbed wire fencing, (16 x feet).


I did a few test pieces for basing my figures. I also bought some small white dice whilst at Salute, I think they will be a little less intrusive with a winter table.

Happy with the basing, I then based and winterised these lovely figures that Nick aka moitereisbuntewelt.BlogSpot had painted for me.


I also dirtied up the snow on my roads and around the dug outs, as I imagine there would have been a lot of foot traffic turning that white snow into a muddy slush.





A few pictures of the defence line being occupied.










What is that spotted in the distance.













Hope you enjoyed?

Part 5 of 'Setting The Scene' is going to be lots of buildings, as long as I don't get side tracked with the new Sharp Practice v 2.

34 comments:

  1. It's over 70f outside and I feel cold just looking at these photos. This isn't a word I use very often but - Awesome!

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  2. Hope we enjoyed?? You're jocking...I love your icy atmosphere, each detail is a pleasure for our eyes, thanks, many thanks for that!

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  3. I have enjoyed it a lot!!! Wonderful terrain, wonderful.

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  4. Epic! I live in the land of ice and snow and you nailed it. Now I need to read back and see what you used for your perfect snow effects.

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  5. Tryly stunning Pat !!!

    I really feel the cold temperature in the pictures.

    Love the ones with the treeline faraway over the frozenfields. Great pictures and great looking terrain and minis.

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  6. Fantastic comes as standard it would seem! Really great, atmospheric terrain and pictures - what really makes it for me is the muddy/slushy snow detail; it makes the terrain even more realistic!

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  7. Absolutely amazing! So good I've finally started my Finns. How do you get that partially-thawed-and-refrozen effect for the ice on the fences and whatnot?

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    1. Check 'Setting the Scene' (part one).

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    2. I am a bear of very little brain...

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  8. Top notch work - looks just like a proper winter battlefield :)

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  9. You really have this nailed Pat. It's a joy to look at.

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  10. Wonderfully effective Pat! Stunning work sir.

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  11. Very nice, I have yet to delve in to winter scenery...

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  12. Amazing Pat. Your tables are always so evocative and real. You have a real talent.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. Crikey Pat! That's easily the best winter themed battlefield I have ever seen. Just looking makes me shiver!
    Superb!
    Cheers
    Matt

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  14. Nice work Pat,the snow terrain is constantly improving and becoming more realistic, I love the snow on the troops, nice touch and the defensive positions are great, particularly like the MG nest. I always like the fact that you provide a lot of photos to view.
    cheers

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  15. It post is more terrific then the one before. Great job.

    John

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  16. WOW...just WOW! You've certainly mastered the wintery terrain! Thanks for making a feast for the eyes.

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  17. Pat... I assume you are saving all the nitty-gritty "How To" details re: your Winter terrain-making for inclusion in your future "Setting the Scene" book, correct? As I am still in the midst of my own "Winter" scenario (Christmas 1841 in Kabul during the First Anglo-Afghan War) I would really love to buy a copy right now -- though of course I realize it's not yet available and may not be for some time. Despite having a rather large scratchbuilt Afghan road system, I may have to build a second "Winterized" one using your methods, in addition to whatever other snow and ice terrain effects I can pick up when the time comes. I really hope you get your book ready to print before too long!

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    1. I wish I could say the book was nearly ready for printing but I still have a lot more that I want to cover, so still a few months away at least. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.
      Pat.

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    2. Oh, well, guess I -- like the many other fans of your work -- will have to wait a while longer! But thanks very much for the info!

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  18. Simply sensational. Looking at the figures in the landscape adds another dimension - the snow on the GIs helmet is very convincing. The take away lesson for me is that a really strong terrain piece like your roads can really make a battlefield - not to detract from all your wonderful terrain prices. Inspirational.

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  19. Looks great, been up to my eyes in snow recently and yours is bang on I'm looking forward to the book!
    Best Iain

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  20. Always a feast for my eyes with every post sir. I only wish I had the time to try to make something similar.

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  21. Fantastic setting and perfect pictures. Always a pleasure to come here to enjoy this eye-candy.

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  22. I'm somewhat late to the party but still your terrain does look marvelous. Glad to see those Americans in their natural environment. Definitely the pain they were to paint has paid off.

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  23. Thanks chaps.
    Nick, the pain you went through to paint the figures is much appreciated every time I look at them.

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