Thursday, 23 June 2011

Tutorial - Bocage

HOW I MAKE BOCAGE

My Bocage was inspired by a Iron Ivan Keith's Hedgerow post. I had trouble finding wing leading edge, and was looking for alternatives.

One day I was in the cheap terrain builders heaven (a dollar store) and saw several 6 packs of 12" long wooden dowels 3/8" thick and a bunch of 15 packs of 6" long so I grabbed 2 six packs and a 15 pack.

Ingredients:
Wooden dowels 12" and 6" in lenght and 3/8" diameter
White glue (PVA glue)
Sand
Foliage (I used Sceneic effects clump foliage)
Static Grass
Hot glue (optionally CA Glue).
Razor saw
Belt sander (or sanding block)
Spray paint
Paint
Paint brushes

Shorten several dowels by about 1" to 1.5" (optionally cut several dowels in to sections 1-2 inches long)
Hot glue 2 dowels together and then a shortened dowel on top of the other 2 forming a pyramid centering it on the other two. (optionally place several shorters sections on top with gaps between)


Shortened dowel centered atop other two dowels

Round ends with belt sander.
Cover dowels in white glue and sprinkle sand over the wet glue, let dry.
Spray Black or dark brown. (this hopefully seals the sand for drybrushing)
Drybrush lighter browns
Run a bead of white glue along side of bottom dowels and spread it a bit with a brush and add static grass. (Optionally dont use glue and static grass just heavily drybrush area in green) let dry.

Add Foliage with Hot glue or CA glue.
This section has had the upper dowel cut into smaller segments and glued atop the other two dowels
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These 1/72 scale Americans seem quite content to use it for cover.

1 comment:

  1. A nice variant on hedges and a nice blog! I like that you put down some content before announcing the blog. This hedges will be sturdy as all get out.

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