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Posted by Mart17 on 04 Jun 2020, 13:09

This is just a small diorama which is only a "side project". I think those 3 figures are just enough. Right now I'm thinking how I could make a realisticand and scaled barbed wire. I've seen some of such products for it, but they look too big & unrealistic. Any ideas?


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Posted by Emperor on 04 Jun 2020, 13:30

Nice project...
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Posted by Kekso on 05 Jun 2020, 11:30

Promising project. I'm looking forward to see it finished.
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Posted by GumSmith on 05 Jun 2020, 12:10

Hi Mart17,
looks interesting.
Aber has some nice photoetched barbed wire, i used it on my Jagdpanzer IV diorama: ... at-poteau/

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 02 Jul 2020, 10:10

Hi Mart,
haven‘t been very active here in recent months, thus the somewhat late reply.

Maybe one of the following photoetched products fits your need nevertheless?

CMK Maritime Line 180159
E.T. Model J72-005 and J72-006
Hauler 72058
Model Scene 48150

Good luck with your project, really like this action-loaded but yet atmospheric WWI scene. Hope to see some progress when the time comes?! :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 02 Jul 2020, 13:03

This might be useful. ... &artid=107

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Jul 2020, 10:51

The otherwise nice Pegasus kit unfortunately is 1/48 scale (some retailers actually recommend it for 1/35) and indeed far too massive for Mart‘s 1/72 project. A friend ordered a box some years ago and we both evaluated it unsuitable for braille scale, but okay for larger ones.

Preiser offered a 1/87 (better known as H0) set many years ago (# 18337), no idea if it still available and I can‘t comment on its appropriateness & sophistication.
Another H0 set I know about but didn’t use myself so far is Weinert 3276.

Considering 1/87 the smaller scale (compared to 1/72) it could potentially offer the more delicate barbed wire. On the other hand, we all know that smaller scales inevitably entail more simplifications.

Whatever the solution for the wire will be, let us know if the Landser will make it there. :thumbup:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 03 Jul 2020, 12:44

I made once barberd wire from simple yarn with knots.
I used it as a fence between 2 poles, but with some white woodglue you can make it like you want.
It only cost a lot of time and patience....
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