I needed to make some crops to fit in fields and gardens for a 20mm scale Peninsular War project that I am in the middle of doing. To this end I decided that I would make the crops in 60mm lengths so that they would be flexible enough to fit in larger fields or small vegetable patches in village gardens as well as being able to be moved out of the way of figure bases. I used a variety of materials to create the crops themselves including pan scrub, clump foliage, grass tufts and scatter material, with the result was pretty good considering how simply treated they were.
I recently decided to make some Broken Ground and Marsh markers that are suitable for 10mm-28mm gaming and here they are, very simple and easy to make. I put them on 40mm circles of vinyl tile as I could get enough detail in each one and being of regular shape they are easy to store.
I originally painted this Grenadier or Ral Partha figure at least 20 years ago and found it minus the hand with the club in a box of bits and pieces that I had intended to renovate. After dusting it down and gluing the hand back on I quickly touched up any knocks it had and varnished it again. The base was revamped with loads of bushes and some new scatter added to the base and it was finished and ready to use for my Kings of War and Dragon Rampant games.
Stephen Wylde BA (hons)