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by Norm
Fri May 02, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling & Painting
Topic: trees damaged by artillery and a field
Replies: 1
Views: 3185

trees damaged by artillery and a field

The field has been formed onto a bare hex template (from Kallistra) and the trees are bits of twig hot glued onto a washer and then basing material added. The trees can be put together in stands to represent woodland that has been devastated by artillery, so ideal for WWI and WWII. This time of year...
by Norm
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Modelling & Painting
Topic: 28mm African skirmish
Replies: 4
Views: 4401

Re: 28mm African skirmish

Hello Geert, the game looks great with plenty of terrain on the board. Are the hedges home made or commercial?
by Norm
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Kallistra General
Topic: Using hexes on a small playing area
Replies: 2
Views: 5762

Using hexes on a small playing area

I have been doing a bit of a project to get a figure game onto a pinboard sized playing area. Originally this was to be an open board with commercial rules amended to 'scale down' to the smaller playing area. However, over the course of four monthly posts, the project morphed into a small hexed gami...
by Norm
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a hex gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 5816

Re: Hello from a hex gamer

Dane, I play a wide range, though over recent years have looked for systems that have a lower density of rules. My most recent plays have been Hold Fast (block game), a Ghost Panzer (tactical WWII) and Danube 20 (Napoleonic series). Each of those games have been commented upon in some detail on my b...
by Norm
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Modelling & Painting
Topic: Making a marsh hex on a blank template
Replies: 4
Views: 5328

Re: Making a marsh hex on a blank template

Thanks, the templates are sold by Kallistra, I think they might call them Forrest templates, but they are just thin plastic blanks and you can get them as singles or two hex or three hex varieties. I got a few to paint up grey to make town areas.
by Norm
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a hex gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 5816

Hello from a hex gamer

Hello all, nice to have signed up to this friendly forum at last. Firstly, just a quick thanks to Paul and Sally for a superb product, service and commitment to the hobby. Having done the show circuit for many years as a punter, I find their consistent friendly and enthusiastic manner has always bee...
by Norm
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Modelling & Painting
Topic: Making a marsh hex on a blank template
Replies: 4
Views: 5328

Making a marsh hex on a blank template

Taking a quick look at my new marsh hex. I abraded the hex with sandpaper and put PVA across the face, avoiding heavy brush marks because it would show through the water. The higher dry ground was formed from filler mixed with green paint. The water was painted ultramarine blue and then everything w...

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