The photo shows western style post e rail fence suitable for corrals, enclosed fields e pastures used in scala 1:60 skirmish wargames of the rivoluzione americana, Guerra Civile Americana ed American Indian Wars. The fence was built from 3 × 3 mm balsa posts e 1 mm planking. In 1:60 scale, quattro fence posts per 6" fence section are glued to a thin cardboard base, using a hot glue gun. Cinque fence posts per 6" section should be used in scala 1:72. Fence posts the same height as a standing fante 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, o polygonal enclosures. Some of the 6" fence sections have open o closed gates in the center to allow farm animals e wagons to be driven through.
Tools & Materials
- 6 × 6 mm Posts e 1.5 mm Rails of Balsa Wood (1:32 Scale)
- 3 × 3 mm Posts e 1 mm Rails of Balsa Wood (1:60 Scale)
- 2 × 2 mm Posts e 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 figure scale which determines the actual spacing of fence posts. Tre rails would be better than the due shown here. The fence may be stained dark grey e 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 o drybrushed white to give them a painted o whitewashed look. The cardboard base can be covered con white glue e sprinkled con sand e 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 ed easy to make. This simple type of post e rail fence is generic enough to be used nell’Europa ed America.
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