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Does anyone know how i can make sandbags or if i can buy em pre-made
Tamiya makes plastic model sandbags. Even though they are 1/35 scale, they look okay. An example can be found in the gallery:
One of the CD bases has the sandbags set up as an emplacement (the one the SM is in).
well cool do you have to order them online
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You can make them with self hardening clay. Roll out a rope of clay about 1/4" in diameter (more or less) depending on the size you want. Wrap it with a coarse textures cloth, such as gauze or cheese cloth. Flatten out the entire rope to make a 'pillow shape', essentially one long sandbag. Do it so the cloth leaves a texture in the clay. Un-roll the cloth and use a dull knife to cut it into bag lengths. Bend and shape the bags a little to make them individual, and appear as if they are sagging while stacked. You can add detail by pressing in a seam around the edge with a knife.
You can order Tamiya sandbags on line if you want or buy the kits in a model store. I've ordered from www.hometown-hobbies.com
A very simple way to make them is to just make em out of polystyrene.
I made a piece with em once... ok maybe they don't look like sandbags... maybe more like someone has placed concrete slabs up as a defence...
I think forgeworld should have something on this too...
I made mine out of clay.... I just rolled some clay up into little balls. Then you just flatten the little balls out to look like sandbags and stack them on top of eachother accordingly. then I stacked then onto a clay made base that just looks like a pile of earth that I made by putting the bags on some clay and pushing the clay upto the bags to look like the bags were supported by some dirt. Threw them it in the oven and painted it. Many people have asked me where I bought them and are stunned when I tell them I made them........ I'll try and post pictures as soon as my wife gets back from california with the digital camera.
i got lucky, i tore off the sandbags from a gi joe bunker and the scale is perfect
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Or you could consider actually making the sandbags out of cloth and fill them with sand.
My brother did something like that about 15 years ago.
The result was stunning, plus it don't have to be a fixed terrain you can just plant where you feel it best fitting.
the trick is to roll up a bit of epoxy putty (green stuff from gw, or else available from the hardware/diy stores)into a thick string, about as big around as your thumb, and cut it with a scissor at one inch to one-and-a-half inch intervals. the cutting motion of the scissors shapes it into a 'sandbag' shape, and you can add an extra bit of texture by pressing a bit of cloth onto the tops of the bags. to get really fancy, take a dental tool and indent a line along the thin edge where the seam of the bag would be- but this isn't usually necessary, if your just pumping out bags