#So for this week's post here's a pack of garden wires I picked up at either "The Range" or "Poundland" before Christmas.
The pack label (shown below) is self- explanatory - 12, plastic coated 1mm thick wire pieces, each 30cm long.
I picked these up specifically to convert into lances for my lance-less Egyptians. I do have 'steel' spear/lances/pikes, but they are very thin (and expensive). For my Mahdists, I converted a lot of paper clips into lances and spears and using the same process made a dozen or so more from this wire stuff.
I use a 2lb hammer (masonry hammer) as an improvised anvil and flattened the end of the wire with another 'normal' hammer, finishing of the point with a quick file job to make a slightly rounded point. (health and safety would be proud). The next step was cutting the piece to length, I used 50mm lengths representing a spear or lance at somewhere around 10 to 12 foot long. IIRC lances were around 14 foot long, so they probably should be a little longer.
|Obvious close-up of pointy end.|
I'll be trying to get back into my regime of at least an hour's hobby-related work a day over the next week, even if all that happens is that I glue some of my recently purchased to my already cut bases and add gunge, sand etc.
So that;s it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit and any comments will of course be both surprising and welcomed.