In the Teeth of the Enemy: more unusual scrap terrain

Bad Squiddo Russian Women of WW2 28mm figures and their unusual defensive position

“In many places they advanced in the teeth of stiff opposition.”

As a scrap modeller and trash puppy hoarder of scrap plastic, interesting packaging and old toys for future use, I often look at everyday waste objects and wonder how they could be useful in gaming.

This latest terrain feature started life as Christmas cracker scrap or magazine freebie – a cheap set of comedy false teeth. What else could they become, if not landfill scrap?

Could they become dragons teeth to stop enemy tanks? A stone wall to protect troops?

Truly “In many places they advanced in the teeth of stiff opposition.”

Strips of masking tape cover these holes – the gap is useful for figure bases to fit underneath.

Another cheap and cheerful bit of wargaming terrain.

Don’t forget to recycle your Christmas cracker scrap into useful gaming stuff – see my previous Christmas cracker scrap posts here:

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/recycling-christmas-cracker-scraps/

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 22 / 23 December 2020

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

6 thoughts on “In the Teeth of the Enemy: more unusual scrap terrain”

  1. Hope they have a stiff upper lip in the face of the jaws of death. A post to get one’s teeth into, splendid upcycling Mark.

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    1. Really I should have photographed my cheapest Pound Store figures with plastic tat terrain for that whole Facebook super cheap wargaming group scavenged terrain thing … plastic tat to plastic tat (but not into landfill). If I get more, they will become snow blocks …

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