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Author Topic: CoC - The Ardennes - Fences, woodpiles and other clutter  (Read 7209 times)

Offline Digits

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #105 on: September 25, 2020, 11:54:22 PM »
And a hurried job to finish another support option ahead of tomorrow....



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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2020, 12:27:29 AM »
Great work, if I can be slightly critical, where are they getting that dark green foliage camouflage in winter ? (yes I know.. Tannenbaum, das grunst..) but you would camouflage a ground unit with what was ground coloured.
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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #107 on: September 26, 2020, 12:48:56 AM »
You’ve seen me making dark green hedges above?  I just looked at a few reference books and copied them tbh.   

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2020, 06:42:21 AM »
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you would camouflage a ground unit with what was ground coloured.

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #109 on: September 26, 2020, 06:52:05 AM »
There IS a little snow on it.   :?

Anyway....it was a rush paint job......they grabbed what they could!


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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #110 on: September 26, 2020, 06:38:17 PM »
I like the terrain! The idea with the pumpkins is very creative and I will totally steal copy that idea once I can find fitting stuff here. The fencing is quite good and I like the approach of keeping it playable for different seasons.  :)

The hastily disguised PaK is nice. I quite like the painting of the crew as well. Further food to get cracking on my own stuff!  :D

Great job Digits!

Oh, and those farms look quite good. After reading the book by Peter White's "With the Jocks" about the fighting in Germany I might have to invest in a few farms as well. Most scenes revolve around those, be it as billet or as hideout for german Spandaus.

Besides, there's a scene described in which an MG crew had hidden their bunker under one such haystack. Maybe food for thought.  :D

Offline Digits

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2020, 02:57:12 PM »
Yup, farms cover the vast majority of countryside, with exception of forests.  Makes sense.

So, had my first battle with theses fellas.

See here

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127234.0

One thing very apparent is the need for more scenery.....

So, construction progress.

More coniferous forest sections, 4more feet of fence/hedge and 4 off 6” barbed wire sections.



Sanded only.   So I will paint these when dry before adding hedge pieces and the wire which will be my take on a triple concertina obstacle.

I need to go collecting twigs too as I want lots of wood piles to represent the forestry work in the area.


Offline Splod

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2020, 10:58:51 PM »
Lovely work! What are you using to base your terrain pieces?

Offline Digits

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2020, 12:00:59 AM »
2mm plasticard.  Easy to bevel the edges and a quick sandpaper roughs the surface up.

For larger pieces, like the tree bases, I use cork backed placemats.  Cheap and readily available everywhere.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 07:28:05 AM by Digits »

Offline Digits

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2020, 05:44:23 PM »
So, another two sets of a Renedra palisade fencing.  This time, I distressed the fence in a few places and I have hit on a more autumnal finish so I also went and reflocked the first set.

Also, just waiting on the barbed wire to complete these triple concertina barbed wire sections.


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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2020, 06:55:36 PM »
Lovely work
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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #116 on: September 30, 2020, 07:43:38 PM »
Cracking work!  :D

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #117 on: October 02, 2020, 06:57:29 PM »
Thanks!

Last two mg teams for the support squad.. Artizan minis.



And a few more support options...HMG, medic and flame throwing team.



Offline vodkafan

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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2020, 07:45:33 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: CoC - Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadiers - a little scenery
« Reply #119 on: October 05, 2020, 07:49:06 PM »
Nice work on those  :)


 

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