Good afternoon everyone!
While waiting for some products to come from England, in order to make my WW2 British Artillery section, I thought that instead of sitting like a sleepy duck, to create two small terrain pieces for my eastern front battlefield. Instead of showing you the finished pieces, I thought to make a two-part tutorial post to share my idea with you, in case you want to create something similar for your little men.
So, on we go with the first part!
In the photo below you will see the materials needed for this little project.
Mainly, you will need some balsa wood and wood/PVA glue. Additionally you will be needing, a modeling knife, a simple pen, a small piece of plastic and a bit of patience (an indispensable material none the less).
Plasticard (I used some vinyl tile pieces)
A strip of balsa (0.5 cm * 0.5 cm)
A sheet of balsa wood (0.5 cm * 0.5 cm)
A sheet of balsa wood (0.3 cm * 0.3 cm)
A sheet of balsa wood (0.1 cm * 0.1 cm)
I began by using 0.5 cm balsa sheet and I cut four pieces of it (Dim.: 4 cm * 1 cm)
I then cut some ‘triangle’ pieces on the top of the four pillars, in order to ‘fix’ the rectangular balsa strips of 0.5cm (part 3.)
I cut two small bases of plastic (vinyl tiles) – 2 cm * 6 cm.
I cut four pieces of balsa from 0.5 cm balsa sheet (Part 4.) (Dim.: 1 cm * 6.5 cm)
I cut four pieces (gates) of balsa from 0.5 cm balsa sheet (Part 4.) (Dim.: 2.7 cm * 2.5 cm)
I then marked them (wood grains) with a ruler and the pen.
I cut four balsa strips (wood shingles) from 0.1 cm balsa sheet (Part 6.) (Dim.: 1.2 cm * 7 cm)
Stay tuned for the second part!
I hope you like them!
C&C are welcome! :)