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A few pics of what I am working on…

AH-1s
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CH-34
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Bird Dogs
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Beautiful aircraft, Polish!
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GI, those helos and planes look great, do they have their own engine?
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Love the Cobras GI!
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Great work on all the aircraft, Polish GI! Keep bringing us more.

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Mark S. (Extra C):

I like the terrain pieces you have posted. Are these your own creations or commercial items you have put together (mounted in combinations)?

I am particularly interested in the last image with the white stone wall. My first thought was "it looks like he is using styrofoam, but how did he cut it to keep that texturing?" ... but then I observed the corner pieces and have concluded that this is a stone wall set. It is a resin casting? A 3D print?

I find that walls and hedges make a big difference on the battleboard. I am always looking for new ways to create these "detail" pieces that can break up line-of-sight and give infantry the staying power and stickiness that my readings tell me are genuine characteristics of combined arms combat.

Some examples of my work:

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Here an Italian AT gun fights Soviet armor from a position at the corner of a low stone wall. The wall was created by applying layers of model RR talus to a line of white clue on a coffee house stirring stick.

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Here a US Infantry OP has set-up behind a break in a stone wall. The wall was created by cutting slices from a thin cork pad, and applying them to my ubiquitous coffee house stirring sticks, then doing several washes and dry-brushings to give a stone look. The loose stones around the broken section of wall are model RR talus.

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Here is another look at a sliced-cork stone wall. The gate in this case is the end off of ... you guessed it ... a coffee house stirring stick.

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Here is a different approach to walls -- using square cross-section plastic rod. Very simple -- long segments laid down for the wall, and short segments stood up for the corners and mid-wall posts. The second house shows two ways I construct hedges -- the back hedges are just model RR clump foliage, while the front hedge is a thin slice from a dishwashing scouring pad.

Always looking for new ways to add some complexity to the terrain of built-up areas.
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I really like your cork stone walls, Mk1! I may have to steal this idea for my own.

I too would like to know how Extra Crispy did his stone walls. At first I thought they might be styrofoam as well but on closer inspection they are probably something else. It does look good.

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I use the same technique (coffee stirrers, talus and clump foliage) as Mark for walls and hedges:

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That's great looking terrain guys! I would love to battle on those game boards!

Mark 1 - I love that bus too!
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Cav, Mk-1
Gentlemen, very nice looking set up of your terrain. Let me know when you are near Birmingham, AL so you can set up the terrain for a game. I can provide the micro armor, the room, and table.

Using these as CV90-120
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In my search for a substitute for Medium Green I have tested 2 dozen different green colors. This is Satin Hunter Green which has a shine, so used a matte seal to soften a shine. I may use a black wash to dull/darken the green some for the artillery below.
What are your thoughts?

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Yes! More artillery!

I think that shade of green looks pretty good, just maybe a little bright. That could very well be from it being a photo though. I think if you put the wash on there it will tone it down a little bit and it will be pretty damn good!
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Redleg,
You are welcome.
The green is accurate, I just May black wash it.
Finished these today watching Military History channel.

SK-105, 105mm rifled gun, 2 with gun facing aft, in retreat defending against EE 125mm cannon.

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Two semi-tractor trailer and two M113A3 w/Avenger turret.

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M60 A1 and engineer turret on M60 hull.

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A few more items painted.

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Muddy Abrams, Merkavas

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