Bocage Finale

I finished up my test pieces of bocage. Looks like this.

I accidentally broke my gate. But, turns out that actually breaking your gate is a pretty good simulation of a broken gate!

I accidentally broke my gate. But, turns out that actually breaking your gate is a pretty good simulation of a broken gate!

You can't do much with 21" of bocage. (TWSS)

You can’t do much with 21″ of bocage. (TWSS)

My bocage is a little short, and could do with less flock, which would make it look a bit more spindly and wild. Also, more variety in height would be good. Actually, I swear it used to be taller. I guess the weight of the glue and flock compressed it. Oh well,thankfully, I’ll have PLENTY of opportunity to practice while building enough of this stuff for a 4’x6′ playing area.

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  • tinpotrevolutionary  On 04/18/2014 at 4:41 pm

    That is looking really good, now you only need to knock out a few more miles or so! ;)

    • arkiegamer  On 04/18/2014 at 4:44 pm

      Ha, I know!

      If you think about it, even a 2’x2′ square field requires eight (that’s 8!!!) feet of bocage.

      I should be gaming WW2 in the Netherlands, or something.

      • tinpotrevolutionary  On 04/18/2014 at 4:55 pm

        I’m so glad I do 3mm ww2, lichen thrown down on the board serves as bocage very easily in that scale!

      • arkiegamer  On 04/18/2014 at 5:24 pm

        Yes-it’s not really a problem at 6mm, either. Hard to do individually based platoon level skirmish in those scales, though.

      • tinpotrevolutionary  On 04/18/2014 at 5:26 pm

        very true and those 20mm AB models do look really nice!

  • daggerandbrush  On 04/19/2014 at 7:18 pm

    Looks absolutly sweet. They look very convincing already. I don’t think they need much more in height variation. Did you soak the foam in white glue?

    • arkiegamer  On 04/19/2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks!

      I didn’t soak the insulation foam, though the base coat of paint was mixed with white glue to provide a bit of ‘armor.’

      If you’re talking about the foilage, yes, it was given a good spraying down with a water/white glue mixture. It still sheds bits and pieces, but not too badly. I was thinking about giving it a shot of cheap hair spray-I hear it’s a decent fixative.

  • Thomas Nielsen  On 04/20/2014 at 2:16 pm

    Fantastic good looking hedges Arkie! They look very real :-)
    When making the next batch, remember to add trees ;-)

    • arkiegamer  On 04/20/2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks!

      Yeah, I still need to figure out what to do about trees. I have these Woodland Scenics tree armatures, which look pretty awful on their own, but might serve well as bocage trees.

      • Thomas Nielsen  On 04/20/2014 at 3:31 pm

        I find branches that looks like trees, one thicker branch that divides into at least 3 smaller branches, not always easy to find. I cut them of and let them dry. Then add foliage the same way as you do on your bocage with blue filter and foliage (I use rubberized horsehair instead, but the result is more or less the same).

      • arkiegamer  On 04/20/2014 at 3:40 pm

        Sounds like a good excuse to go for a walk in the woods! I’ll give it a try.

  • Burkhard  On 04/22/2014 at 1:33 am

    Looking good so far!

    Take it from me… doing enough to fill a whole table will be a chore though! :-/

    • arkiegamer  On 04/22/2014 at 6:33 am

      I’m planning to do 20′, but I’m not sure it will be enough for a 4’x6′ table. Daunting is the word.

  • 40kterminatus  On 04/23/2014 at 7:49 am

    That looks amazing to me. I`m going to give the making bocage thing a go myself and add a Jagdpanther or two.

    • arkiegamer  On 04/23/2014 at 12:36 pm

      You’ll need at LEAST 6 Jagdpanthers. And an even dozen King Tigers. :)

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