Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Giles' Stiles

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Last week, for my birthday, VBCW gaming chum and fellow big game setter upperer Giles very kindly bought me a pressie during his visit to Colours - namely a bunch of stiles and gates from Warbases.

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As I was out when he dropped them off, I emailed him my thanks, to which he responded: No problem - I have an ulterior motive ! ;-)

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What could this motive be? The mystery was soon cleared up by reading his blog, which recently contains lots of posts about sorting scenery for the Herefordshire Big Game next weekend.

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In other words 'pull your finger out and get these done!'

No problem, for luckily Warbases have made these so that they can be used pretty much from out of the packet. The only slight issue I had with them was that, while the bars were etched on one side, the other side was blank. Five minutes with a pen and a ruler quickly solved this issue and the bars/struts were soon drawn on.

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For the stiles I decided not to use the bases provided, as they were wider than the stiles and would have to be built up with greenery or somesuch, plus I opted to use only one step, as opposed to the two they come with - personally they looked to 'busy' with both steps.

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After glueing the stiles and gates to some strips of thin plastic, I dirtied them up with a bit of drybrushing, added some basing stuff and a couple of signs for a couple of the gates (small squares cut from a used cardboard coffee cup) and there you have it!

I must say I was rather impressed by these little kits, and must check Warbases' products out for myself sometime...

 

 

7 comments:

  1. They do look very effective, and so evocative of the time before mass mechanisation changed British agriculture. I'll have to attempt to make some in N scale.

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  2. HA !
    Ye still have not guessed me cunnin' plan me hearty !
    Ye be running up the wrong rigging !

    (ITLAPD)

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  3. Great work there JP and all the best for the game too

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    1. Cheers! Gutted I won't be playing.

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    2. Though he is taking an active hand in the scenarios and background.

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