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Saturday, January 31, 2015

20 mm FENCES FOR CHAIN OF COMMAND (CoC)
My grandson asked if I could build up some 20mm picket fences for his CoC gaming. Always willing to encourage his interest in the hobby, I undertook the project as follows:
I used a scrap piece of MDF as a manufacturing base and applied a couple of strips of 2-sided scotch tape to hold the fence while under construction. Two "Coffee Stirrer" sticks cut to 6" length form the support for the fence and an identical length of "popsical stick" cut square on the ends for a base. NOTE: Bob Beattie e-mailed me to suggest that those using very smooth "Stirrer Sticks" should use steel wool to ruough them up before using them to impart a better texture to the fence. See Below:

"MANUFACTURING BASE" WITH "COFFEE STIRRER" STICKS IN PLACE
I then cut various lengths of the cocktail stick corresponding to shoulder to head height of a 20mm figure.

SHORT LENGTHS OF STIRRER STICK CUT TO VARYING LENGTHS


Using the base  to insure a straight line on the bottom to align the bottom of the fence strakes, I glue(White Glue) the strakes individually with random lengths and at small difference in angle. (If one wants a moer "formal" fence, one could align strakes of equal length more carefully).
Using the base to align the strakes I weight them down until the glue is completely dry.
Next, using one of  the same cocktail sticks, I glue it to the base at a distance from one edge such that there is just enough room for the fence to fit between it and the edge of the base.


Using some kind of support I now glue the completed fence to its base against the supporting cocktail stick.


One should make a few of these wher the fence is longer than the base on one or bothe ends by the length of the base width. This enables the fences to be abutted at right angles without a gap  for enclosures.
Finally I  spray paint the whole piece black, then dry brush in grey ( one could use white, tan, etc whatever fits your terrain). I finish with terraining the base.
THE FINISHED FENCE IN A CHAIN OF COMMAND GAME

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