Over the last week or so I have been messing around with the building of Redoubt Enterprise’s ‘Rice Block House’ for the 2nd Anglo-Boer War. I came across the building while searching for ACW cornfields on their site and seeing that we were going to start gaming in the that period I decided that I needed one for the table. The kit comes in two parts, both in white resin, as can be seen below. I have decide not to glue the top on so that we could use it for a skirmish game one day. However I did paint the inside but I have not taken any images as yet because I would like to put some furniture in it eventually. I have however gone through a step by step image collection for you so that you can see more easily how I put this little beauty together. So please enjoy.
The 1st step was to make the base, which I have made from a flat board and built up a small hill with styrofoam, loads of PVA glue and a stone mix.
Tuffs of grass were also added to help break up the surface from an old floor mat.
Next I painted the base and block house. Once dried I then cut up a piece of brass rod and created the posts for the barbed wire fence.
Again once the fence stakes were secure I then dry brushed the whole base using three different layers of paint.
Static grass was then added
Bushes and grass clumps added
Then the barbed wire was put in place
And finally some more greenery to add a little colour to the piece…finished
“Look lively lads!! They are going from the south east corner now”
“Cor Sarg there are too many of them”
“Conserve your ammunition Lads, help is on the way”