I also spent a couple of nights last week making up some HMG nests, a anti-tank obstacle, a minefield and three barb wire obstacles to which I am rather pleased with.
I probably wouldn't field them all in one list (not much fun for your opponent) but thought I would build them all to have all to have some options.
Built the barbwire and minefield obstacles from match sticks drilled into MDF base board and glued then trim to the right size, placed them in a zig-zag type arrangement for good aesthetics.
Built the HMG nests from some plastic square sections I had lying around, then placed matchsticks to the roof and front. I put men inside, but I got too carried away and forgot to paint their faces before applying the roof, and is now rather hard to paint in detail to any degree so just left them black (one could say this was done on purpose as they are in the shadows but this would be lying.) Put a HMG gun sticking out the front and voila.... done
I finished off the barb wire obstacles using a wire Andrew has for work. Very handy having a brother as a plumber/gas-fitter sometimes as he uses this stuff for gas meters and gets it in 3m rolls. I think Battlefront now sell it on their website and I am sure its the same stuff. For the minefield I used some fine fuse wire to put a wire type fence around it.
Photos of the finished products
|The HMG nests all finished|
|Barb wire obstacles|
|Obstacles all placed on the battlefield in a defensive position between to hills |
HMG nests at each end with AT and minefield between, and all three barb wires out the front.
This would be hell to get through !