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Offline nevermore

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How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:02:08 PM »
How to create a colonial wagon Laager

I have always wanted to create my own wagon for the colonial period, get the feel of Blood River ox wagon laager, making a wagon seems simple enough, but i wanted alot of wagons.

Cash springs to mind, so ok its got to be cheap, i always some of my wagons with a canvas cover, they make a wagon look good, then i came up with a perfect idea that made it look right.

Heres how i did it, if you want to copy it you can download from the workbench on the website i have no problems with that.
Total cost for making a wagon with canvas = less than 10 pence in english money the only thing paid for was the wheels from Illregular Miniatures which gets you alot of wheels for less than five pounds.

Lollypop sticks, you get 100 for a quid, 7 sticks need for a wagon, thats 14 wagons with spares

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Matchsticks, 100s of them for a pound only need a few for a wagon

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Balsa wood 2o pence for a lenght, only need abit i can get 20 wagons out of this with whats lefted over

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Cardboard we all throw it away, great for canvas though.

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Huh ! toilet roll sheet ? you work out the price.

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Paperclips, tons of them around 30 pence, picture wire i found laying around, lets paint this sucker up then.

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Ok when painting make sure you spray it with black matt, it gets in parts where its meant to be dark and stops the paints soaking into the wood ect.

I kept the oxen team seperate from the wagon ... why ?

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Because i always wanted a laager

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Offline von der Tann

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 05:03:31 PM »
Can you point me to the set of wheels on their websote? I am too blind too find it ...

Nevermind ... I found them! :D ... I am sooooooooooooooooooooo good! lol

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Offline Dr. The Viking

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 06:32:18 PM »
Amazing and inspiring!
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 11:55:30 PM »
Be great to do a battle of Blood River using wagons like that.

Offline Ahistorian

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 09:34:09 AM »
Amazing work, thank you for posting.  :o

Offline Driscoles

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 10:04:59 AM »
Brilliant !
Great tutorial.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 12:19:20 PM »
Brilliant stuff mate- brillaint!

Highly impressive!!  :-* :-* :-*


Offline HerbyF

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Re: How to create a colonial wagon Laager
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 09:11:53 PM »
I'll have to look at this when I get home. Can't see th images on the computers here at work. :?

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