From the Shed: Hedges

I’ve just finished some quick hedges for my 20mm scenery collection. They were very quick to do, a mixture of metal fence sections of unknown provenenance as well as some K&M Trees hedge sections and plenty of sponge clumps. They were mounted on toungue depressors/ craft sticks.

I couldn’t help but add a surprise in one section though: a flame fougasse. Basically it is an oil drum filled with fuel which is blasted across the road as a huge one shot flame thrower. Britain ‘seeded’ many roads with them in the summer of 1940 in anticipation of a German invasion. More details can be found here. For reference the oil drum was an Under Fire Minatures casting.

Watch for its apperance in and up coming scenario ;).

Cheers,

Pete.

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28 comments on “From the Shed: Hedges

  1. Jeff Groves says:

    Those should prove quite useful! The fougasse is a new trick for me, hadn’t heard of that before.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Jeff. Always good to have bits of terrain like this to hand.

      The fougasse must have been a horrible surprise not to mention a horrible weapon to be hit by too.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  2. Guru PIG says:

    They have come up great. Like them!

  3. Westy says:

    Closer, closer, come hither little Pzkpfw II aaaaand BOOM !

  4. These are great Pete, I need to do some hedges for one of my games and I’ll be sure to return to this post for inspiration!

  5. I liked the hedges and then BOOM you had a flame fougasse! There was a detailed how to section in the old Combat Engineer pocket manual – and I always wanted to make one. I looked at that so many times I know I still could (though I obviously would not outside of a combat situation which I will hopefully never see thank God). The design is simple but in the Army I could never get access to a couple of the pieces (thermite grenades and fuel thickener) for training let alone find a firing range that would permit us to blow one up. I do believe they were used in Vietnam, but burying a 55 gallon drum vs using a claymore seems a lot of work. Still, glad to see this stuff! Nice job.

  6. Chris Kemp says:

    Very nice pieces, Pete.

    Having thrown Molatov Cocktails at tanks on live firing ranges at Voegelsang in Germany, I would not like to see the effect of 55 gallons going off at once! 75cl made quite an impressive “splash” as it was.

    Regards, Chris.

  7. Faust says:

    Nice decorations and the surprise barrel is pretty awesome! Well, I guess it is as long as you’re not there when it blows up!

  8. Nicely done hedges there, Pete! πŸ™‚ I think mixing and matching the different components has worked well!

  9. Great pieces. Can never have enough terrain.

  10. Very nicely done mate, love the secret barrel charge too!πŸ˜‰

    Cheers Roger.

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