|A "single" unit yard|
All the fencing now had a slender base, which had a small amount of filler added plus a sprinkling of sand to get some sort of scenic effect.
You'll notice that I've also added corner posts , for added strength.
|"Double" yard and the "single" one|
The "double" yards had the same treatment as the smaller ones, with the same basic scenic basing and the addition of corner posts (made from four layers of coffee stirrers)
There was one other element to take into consideration and that was that all the pieces had to align with the wall of the building, which meant a bit of filing here and there.
They don't look like they take up much space when intertwined together and laid like this (before undercoating obviously)
But It's a different matter when you see them separated out.
Each section of fence is about 4" (10cm) long whether it's a plain fence or a section with a gate, so that's 26 sections so far or about 8'6" (about 2.5m) of fences ! A lot more than my original estimate of about 6', it does make me wonder how much it would have cost in plastic !
They sit on very thin card with a piece of scrap foamboard that will fit underneath the building they're against and prevent them from drifting around the table during play.
I have got two more building to make yards for both of which will require three yards each and because I've ran out of stirrers I've resorted to using my very limited supply of old lab tapers (the sort you would light a Bunsen burner with - "when I were a lad")
Exactly the same methods was employed as with the coffee stirrers except because of their length I could get 4 sections of fence from them rather than the three I got from the stirrers.
The two final units will be done sometime in the near future, as I have all the bits ready for them but I've also started a very simple building (a box) which should be at a stage where I can post about it next week.
That's it then for another week thanks for taking the time to look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.