Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Vineyards Revisited

After seeing vines on Pat Smith’s fabulous Silver Whistle blog and then getting a copy of his superb book on Mediterranean terrain, I resolved to crack on with my own efforts. A few years back I made a test piece, here, using whatever I could find in my bits box. So I recently made another 7 pieces in the same style.


Construction was quite straightforward. Build the posts and rails from coffee stirrers and kebab sticks.

Add vines using strands of twisted garden wire, plus a few rocks. Each end has a piece of wire as a kind of ‘guy rope’ with a little wooden peg in the ground.

Paint the posts and base, then attach clump foliage. I used Bostik all purpose clear glue; a bit messy but quite effective. Start with clumps above the vine then spread out along the rail.

Good chum Orange Dave has recently made some absolutely superb vines! You might have seen his post on FB.

Together these will be ideal for our forthcoming homegrown Chain of Command campaign set on Crete.

17 comments:

Matt Crump said...

Very effective they look excellent thanks for sharing πŸ‘ I need to make some hops at some point so similar principle should work

Moiterei_1984 said...

They look just the ticket

Phil Robinson said...

Nicely turned out there Matt. I really must get some more done too.

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you chaps for your kind words, much appreciated πŸ™‚
Cheers
Matt

JOHNBOND said...

Nice work Matt, they look great and functional
cheers John

Neil Scott said...

They are very effective

The Wargames Table said...

Cheers fellas! Very kind 😊

The Tactical Painter said...

Excellent tutorial and something I've really got to get around making, thanks.

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you Mark πŸ™‚
Cheers
Matt

Uberfeldgendarmerie said...

Brilliant

The Wargames Table said...

Thanks

Pat Smith Silver Whistle Blog. said...

A cracking job Matt, and thanks for the mention.
Cheers,
Pat.

The Wargames Table said...

Thanks Pat! You're welcome πŸ™‚

Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

Great work Matt, Pat's book is an inspiration.

The Wargames Table said...

Thanks Paul, yes it is πŸ˜‰

parttimegamer said...

I never grow tired of seeing vineyards; they are classic terrain pieces. These look great.

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you :)