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hello all.

first time posting, long time modeler. I was making some tank obstacles for a friend, and ended up with these. I thought they looked descent, and about the right scale for the tank. I'll have a few extras for sale or trade a little later. The "L" bars are a styrene piece, and the base is a floor tile material. everything else is scratched built/painted.

questions, comments, suggestions?
thanks for your time!


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Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:29 am
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They look awesome! I could definitely be interested in picking up some excess ones.

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Excellent......I was looking at the 4Ground product, but may try these myself.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:43 pm
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thanks for the kind words. is there anything I could do to improve this? I could add a little more different debris like barb wire, and some water affects. I also have a brick type base I could add for urban. I would like to make some more, but I could also send out a sample or two for review. I want to make sure I have the height and thickness of the "L" bars right. I also have some destroyed building walls I'd like to scale with these.

I saw the 4ground product. the laser cut wood always looks very nice.


Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:30 pm
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They look excellent, though perhaps making them narrower and taller might be better.

I took the plunge and bought the Tamiya 1/48 set that Mighty Atom was talking about

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£10 is very expensive for 8 tank traps, but I do have the wall sections and sandbags when I find a use for them. To be honest I won't be buying another set, instead I will be using your method.

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thanks for the samples... I did work a few more pieces. the first pix has the 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" legs on the obstacles. I'll probably go with the 1 1/2" mounted pieces. these are about 75% completed. I'll stay with the wider styrene pieces. I think they're safer for playing with that they won't break too easily.

I started a wired obstacle. I'll probably work a few more of these, but make them a little longer. I think the size is about right.

as always...questions, comments, suggestions are appreciated.

thanks for your time.

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I like these. I will definetly borrow that idea. Nice one.


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Cgh wrote:
I like these. I will definetly borrow that idea. Nice one.


thanks! I'd nice to see some other samples as well.


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I'd highly recommend these: http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=4291

They come with nice round bases and they're pretty cheap - £5 for 6.

(Edit - yours look great BTW!)

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Sambarino wrote:
I'd highly recommend these: http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=4291

They come with nice round bases and they're pretty cheap - £5 for 6.

(Edit - yours look great BTW!)


thanks for the link and the comment. I'll make a batch of these up, and I should be able to offer a good price to forum members.


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Great! Those are amazing!


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WWPDJudson wrote:
Great! Those are amazing!


thanks! they're yours for the asking if you're in the US. no charge!! try them out for size, and let me know what you think. I have a set of at least 8-10 of the original version.


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I had a suggestion for some beach obstacles. I thought this would be a good item to add. i'll have to research the explosives that were on them, maybe add some wire, and a little brush. Sorry, no Shermans...so I used what I could for scale. I didn't have time to build a vehicles landing craft, so I attempted the infantry landing craft tonight...about 50% completed.

comments, questions, suggestions...but not too harsh about the landing craft...I spent an hour building that thing for this pix! I'll add more detail later.

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Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:32 am
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They look awesome man. I think often they had old mines attached to them as a simple improvised explosive against landing craft.

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Skorpiousxau2 wrote:
They look awesome man. I think often they had old mines attached to them as a simple improvised explosive against landing craft.


I need to find some samples of the mines, and I'll attach something. I may need to beef up the base as well.


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dano903 wrote:
WWPDJudson wrote:
Great! Those are amazing!


thanks! they're yours for the asking if you're in the US. no charge!! try them out for size, and let me know what you think. I have a set of at least 8-10 of the original version.



Last call. I have an offer if I don't hear from you. still available for the asking. ends Thursday night.


Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:05 am
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five more beach obstacles completed. the triangles may be a bit out of scale, and a pain to assemble; however, these are apart of a "down under" shipment. I need to complete some of the hedgehog tank obstacles, and ship it out! they'll be reviewed, and hopefully used in a game. The tank obstacles will have the beach type flocking. the 'rope' around the log is for an accent only. I thought it looked nice.


questions, comments, suggestions? I did "turn around" the beach obstacles(pointed it in the right direction...lol), and added an explosive pack on the tip.

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These look great - very nicely done!

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Wow! Time spent on terrain as great as this really pays off when the models hit the table.


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I have this project in the works. a set of two rail fencing for BA. I'm still trying to collect some forces, but for the meantime, it's the Russian tank and PSC infantry that will have to work for scale. this is a Masonite base with hobby sticks for the rails. the two adjacent post to hold the rails are for strength. a little bit of time, but worth it. I have some posted to Ebay, and will offer some here at a forum price once I get some more supplies.

questions, comments suggestions?

thanks for your time!

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These are so cool

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Let us know. I'm ready to buy!


Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:26 pm
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shipping to the down under! some samples for review. the infantry are some painted Russian PSC 28mm scale- based.

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Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:47 am
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I have this set available for a reasonable offer. the set includes the 7 pieces. I made a few too many openings in the fence lines, but add some hedgerows and I think they would look very nice. I do have some more supplies on order, and I will make a few more sets with the same colored flocking, and paint. Shipping to the US is about $6.50 priority mail. can someone offer $15 to $20 shipped? (again, includes shipping). Paypal transaction.

option #2- I have three more pieces I can include...$17 to $23 for 10 pieces shipped to the US, or make an offer. I can ship by Monday.

comments, suggestions, and questions always welcomed.

thanks for your time!

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Those are all really cool. I'm just getting into the hobby and need WWII terrain. All the stuff I have from Warhammer has too many skulls on it.

I did see a great tutorial on YouTube that showed how to make stone fences easy. Use rocks for fish tanks. Mix in glue. Put in a "mold" that is really just foamboard in the shape of a U (cut through foam, but not the last bit of paper for flexibility). It dries into a stone fence that is ready for painting!


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