Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

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Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by Captain Darling » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:01 pm

Hi All,

On realising the towering crops I have previously used in my ACW Olustee scenario were out of season I needed to make up some muddy ploughed fields to replace them thereby fitting in with the northern hemisphere's crop cycles!

First up spread some gap filler on grease proof paper, I require 16 10cm x 10cm blocks...
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Next smooth out the gap filler...
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Then add in some plough trenches (a bit overscale but they'll suffice)...
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Add some sand for texture, paint it a muddy sort of colour with a highlight and add some sprouting grain...
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Finally get some 6mm Napoleonic Russians to tramp across it...
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One down 15 to go!

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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by Dropbear » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:37 am

Very simple and effective - thanks for sharing this :D

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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:02 pm

That is a nifty way of doing it.

Nicely done. :)

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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:23 pm

Thanks guys!

Including preparation, 'forming' and painting less than three hours and under $10 to do all 16 10cm x 10cm panels I needed plus they'll be useful in the future...
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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by fanai » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:46 pm

Nice work and great idea in using gap filler - use it a lot to make bespoke trees
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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Thanks Fanai!

Gap filler in tree construction, do you have a 'how too' for your bespoke trees I'm just wondering where the gap filler comes into it?

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Re: Gap Filler Muddy Ploughed Fields!

Post by nevermore » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:45 pm

Clever idea

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