The photo shows western style post et rail fence suitable for corrals, enclosed fields et pastures used en jeux d’escarmouche de la Guerre d’Indépendance Américaine, la Guerre de Sécession et les Guerres Amérindiennes. The fence was built from 3 × 3 mm balsa posts et 1 mm planking. In 1/60 scale, four fence posts per 6" fence section are glued to a thin cardboard base, using a hot glue gun. Five fence posts per 6" section should be used a l’échelle 1/72. Fence posts the same height as a standing infantryman look about right. The edges of the cardboard base are rounded so that fence sections may be joined at any angle to create rectangular, trapezoidal, ou polygonal enclosures. Some of the 6" fence sections have open ou closed gates in the center to allow farm animals et wagons to be driven through.
Tools & Materials
- 6 × 6 mm Posts et 1,5 mm Rails of Balsa Wood (1/32 Scale)
- 3 × 3 mm Posts et 1 mm Rails of Balsa Wood (1/60 Scale)
- 2 × 2 mm Posts et 0,5 mm Rails of Balsa Wood (1/72 Scale)
- 1,5 mm Cardboard
- Hot Glue Gun
- PVA Glue
- Acrylic Paint
- Size 5 Flat Brush
The balsa rails glued to the posts are 40 to 50 mm long, depending on the figurine scale which determines the actual spacing of fence posts. Three rails would be better than the two shown here. The fence may be stained dark grey et drybrushed light sand to simulate the effect of weathering which will turn unpainted wood a light grey colour eventually. The fence sections may be painted ou drybrushed white to give them a painted ou whitewashed look. The cardboard base can be covered avec white glue et sprinkled avec sand et kitty litter stones to texture it. It’s interesting to note that this type of fence is strong enough to keep the cardboard base from warping.
The standardized 6" fence sections are fun et easy to make. This simple type of post et rail fence is generic enough to be used in Europe et America.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter les éditeurs de la revue Military Miniatures Magazine au Miniatures Forum.