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Czech Hedgehogs

Postby BedsnHerts » Sat May 14, 2011 6:55 pm

AGS are busy building props for Giogo. I thought I'd post up some pics of a hedgehog constructed from plywood and MDF to some plans that Boshman found.
They are bolted together in three sections for easier transportation

This one is 2/3 size as B&Q don't sell 7 foot long sheets of ply. I used their free timber cutting service to get a 600 x 1800 sheet of 6mm ply cut into six strips
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Ply is glued screwed into timber struts for strength and end caps are glued on
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Screws are countersunk, filled and sanded
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Reinforcing plate is cut from MDF. Polystyrene balls from a craft shop are used to make rivet heads
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Beams are sprayed with matt brown paint, sprinkled with dry sand and resprayed. Bright orange spray paint is lightly dusted over giving a corroded, rusty look to the beams
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Assembled
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The milky colour is a wash of matt varnish that hasn't quite dried. I wanted to get rid of the slight sparkle that the sand was giving in bright sunlight
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Barbed wire is green garden wire with barbs made of speaker cable and painted up
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby oddball » Sat May 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Nice work looks spot on :good:
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Postby rifleman6925 » Sat May 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Looks awsome, great job :good:
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Postby Joseph Porta » Sat May 14, 2011 10:57 pm

bloody hell there good, if i was driving a tank and saw that ., id take it for granted it was steel. outstanding work mate :good:
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby fremsley » Sat May 14, 2011 11:01 pm

Shssssssss! Don't let the jerries hear!
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Postby fremsley » Sat May 14, 2011 11:03 pm

Worthy of Hobart's Funnies.
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Postby Hänschen klein » Sun May 15, 2011 7:04 am

Spot on :good:
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Postby McVickers » Sun May 15, 2011 5:30 pm

Wow, wow, and triple-wow!
Fantastic prop building!!!
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Postby McVickers » Mon May 16, 2011 12:04 pm

..and your barbed wire looks to be far more affordable than this stuff: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/120463811857
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Postby BedsnHerts » Mon May 16, 2011 12:06 pm

McVickers wrote:..and your barbed wire looks to be far more affordable than this stuff: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/120463811857


It's blimmin' labor intensive to make though and isn't especially durable. The barbs come off much too easily
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby Hänschen klein » Mon May 16, 2011 6:52 pm

It really is a top effort
I have used this company before and if you combine the postage it works out pretty cheap (I toyed with garden wire but that is also expensive what you really need is a reel of old Don 10 signals cable or thats what it used to be called 25 years ago)
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby Poacher » Mon May 16, 2011 9:11 pm

Don 10 is getting hard to find and thus expensive. If you find any for less than £20 a roll please let me know. :good: £25 is now more the norm.
The e-bay 'Halloween' barbed wire is quite effective. It's string soaked in paint essentially.
It does not coil well but is ok for draping around stuff and you can tie lengths together without it looking too pony.
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby McVickers » Mon May 16, 2011 9:24 pm

Don10 for barbed wire? But that stuff is the thin loosely twisted pair, no? The older thicker Don8 would be better to start off making barbed wire due to it being a decent twist and not very thin? With the coiled barbs being threaded in-between the pairs.

Poacher wrote:Don 10 is getting hard to find and thus expensive. If you find any for less than £20 a roll please let me know. :good: £25 is now more the norm.


Army Radio Sales is selling 800m reel in it's payout bag for £60!!! :shock:
There's loads of the stuff up at Sennybridge, hanks and hanks of it!
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby Poacher » Mon May 16, 2011 9:29 pm

I'd never waste Don10 on barbed wire manufacture, too valuable for pyro work.
Smashing tank traps though. Very good job indeed.
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Re: Czech Hedgehogs

Postby mr cake » Mon May 16, 2011 9:59 pm

bloody good job mate :good: all you need now is beachhead!! :roll:
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