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Bocage Hedge Row


I have never participated in a comp before and thought I'd try my hand at it. I am in the middle of making modular hedge rows for a Flames of War Bocage table (15mm for those not familiar with FOW) I had plans to make a section with some junk sticking out of the hedge row including an old car. However, the items that are to be old and rusty would only constitue about 10-20% of the overall individual section of the hedge row (weeds, bushes, and trees occupying most of the stand). Each section of the hedge row is 6 x 1.25 in. Before I bother taking wip pictures and such, wanted some input as to whether or not this would even be admissable. Thanks in advance for your advice.


extraevildave said:

For this competition entrants must create something that looks old and rusty.

It can be something still functional or an abandoned wreck just as long as it contains a fair amount of metal and appears to have seen better days.


I would suggest that fair amount of metal would be 40%+, however extraevildave (as the moderator) will be able to provide guidance on acceptability. However if you did this as a short hedge section with a rusty gate and wrecked car then the 40% should possible


Well... gunna give it a go anyhow.

Here is the car I plan to modify and rust up. Yup... I know its tiny. Being used for 15mm game piece.

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Car model disassembled
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Cut open door.
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Next: Plan to add some dents to the fender. The body of the car is plastic but the fender section is die cast metal. I will have to be real careful to put dents in it and not totally destroy the piece and make any damage basically out of scale.


One more picture before bedtime. Here is the car WIP next to an already completed section of the hedge. My earlier estimate of the size when posting from my lunch break was way off. Embarassed This car is a full 1/3 the size of the hedge base. Add to this a pile of rusty junk I want to include in addition to the car and I believe it meets the requirements yes?

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Looks like you are gonna have about a 50% metal content from what you have there with the extra rusty junk (welcome to the rusty junk hoarders) have you considered using the same method as I am using for rusty cars wrecked cars as this will allow you to keep making more without losing your master object. It will also reduce your risk of irreversibly overdoing the dents (cos if you do just make another shell)


I had considered that. Then it occured to me the table top only represents a few square miles of the countryside of France. How many cars would be abandoned in those hedgerows in just a few square miles? Therefore I decided to only make one section with an abandoned car. Other piles of junk however will occupy a significantly higher proportion of the hedgerow bases. I'm thinking old farm equipment, old building materials, and good ol' trash (bottles, cans, broken stuff etc...) Now whether I have the time to get some of these things done in time for the comp... I don't know. I lose an entire week of build time next week as I travel to Ohio on business. Thanks for the suggestion.

P.S. Anyone know what late 19th century and early 20th century French farm equipment looked like? Smile


cprljohnivey said:

This car is a full 1/3 the size of the hedge base. Add to this a pile of rusty junk I want to include in addition to the car and I believe it meets the requirements yes?

YES.

This looks to be a promising project and with a car of that size I recon that it fits into the criteria nicely.


Here are some photo's scrounged from the internet on early 20th century farm equipment. Will be my inspiration for the piles of junk in the hedgerows. Add to this old bottles, cans, rubble, etc...

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Looking forward to seeing this one come to fruition (you and me are both first time entrants so hoping we both get finished in time) am looking forward to seeing rusty farm equipment and junk modelled for 15mm (28mm is tricky enough sometimes)


Thanks.

I was just gunna go with a small pile of stuff like cans but figured I needed to scratch build something to keep up and compete with you. Cutting up an existing model is not the same as building one up from scratch. I like your crane and camera. I have never attempted any kind of modeling this small before, outside of adding stowage to tanks and stuff for the FOW.


Progress report.

Completed the junk pile with some stuff from my bits box. I imagine these as parts of old tractors etc...

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And here are some shots of the paint jobs in progress. Car has not yet been attached to the base... just sitting on there for now. Still need some touch up on the paint jobs but the damage and modifications to the auto are complete.

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Looking good Smile Smile


Inspiration for the auto.

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Auto completed

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That vehicle is looking amazing. I might suggest trying to use a tiny bit of putty to get that back tire to look more deflated thancut, but you can also hide it with dirt or grass.


Adding weeds around the rusted junk. A couple brown weeds are simply yellow static flock. The green weeds I made myself. I made a grass mat a while ago out of teddy bear fur, glue, and green paint. Then I trimmed the fur to get the splotchy different height grasses effect. I saved the clippings as they make outstanding grass tufts. Much better than the store bought stuff as that is too uniform in color.

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