WIP Making barbed wire - SBS for German POW

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    Still working on my German POW and thought I'd take some pictures while making the barbed wire. No great pics, but I hope they are still helpful for anyone wanting to make their own barbed wire.

    Here goes...

    Step 1: Select thin and thinner wire depending on scale. For 1:35 I use 0.2 mm for the main wire and (about) 0.05 mm for the 'barbs'.

    Step 2: Select two lenths of main wire (~15-20 cm)

    Step 3: Clamp the pair of wires in a vice on one side and in a drill on the other. Use the slowest speed on the drill to twist the wires together.


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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Step 4: Result after twisting. Make sure the 'twist frequency' stays the same when making more stretches of wire.

    Step 5: Clamp the main wire and select plenty of lengths of the thinner wire (each ~7cm)

    Step 6: Take 2 lengths of the thinner wire and wind this pair round the main wire twice. Pull tight to fix. Repeat this (over and over and over....).


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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    Pictures....

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    Step 7: This is what it looks like after about 30 minutes of twisting the thinner wire.

    Step 8: Cut off the excess wire and arrange the wire until it looks right. Paint to prime and fix everything.

    Step 9: This is what I ended up with!

    (Now the other 6 stretches....:rolleyes:)



    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  5. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Adrian,
    Looks good.
    Thanks for the SBS
    Cheers
    John
  6. mikec55 Active Member

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    Adrian-

    Thanks! I'll have to try this with a couple of WW1 figures on the workbench.

    Mike
  7. Einion Well-Known Member

    Looks good Adrian. But there's a useful little tip that makes doing the barbs a little easier. I'm trying to find a previous thread now that mentions it but can't seem to locate it ATM, I'll post the link later if I locate it.

    Einion
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  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks Einion for the link. The pictures there are a lot better than mine, that's for sure.

    Nice little tip: doing the barbs with one continuous wire. I would do it with two parallel ones though, because it gives you four 'stings' per barb, just like the real thing, if you know what I mean. Gonna try that with my next stretch to be done this weekend.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  10. Edorta A Fixture

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