About 2 years ago I painted and posted up the other half of these Zombicide 3D Obstacles – the Hedges. These “barriers” have sat around in a primed state ever since, mostly because painting all of those ropes looked like a hellish task.
I didn’t get any pics of them alongside the Zombicide: Black Plague models this time, but I can do that some other time in the future. I did get a couple of these sets, though – and it makes for a decent amount of table coverage as can be seen here alongside my Spartans.
After putting them off for so long, I resolved to paint them last week and did so the day after I did those traffic cones – not too terrible a task in the end, though still not fun. I sprayed them a dull mid-brown, then painted the cut sharp ends with bone, dipped them into my jar of Vallejo Sepia Model Wash, then painted over the ropes using Citadel Contrast Wyldwood, a bit of weathering powder mixed in with matte varnish for the lower parts of the “legs”, then drybrushed the lot from top-down with Vallejo Bonewhite. Then Sprayed with Gloss, Satin and then Matte.
As with so much of the terrain stuff I’ve been painting in the last couple of weeks, these spiked barriers will work in a variety of periods. Mark Morin has a rather interesting history lesson on these types of barriers, more correctly known today as Chevaux De Frise. Although there’s evidence of them being around as far back as the medieval period, I’ve been playing that 100% accurate historical document known as Assassins Creed: Odyssey, and they’re in plentiful evidence there, so we now know that these have been around since at least the days of Leonidas and Socrates!
And once again, these count towards Dave Stone’s Winter of Scenery Challenge! My Challenge Round-up post for Dave’s Scenic challenge is going to be interesting for sure…