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

Recycled Fridge Magnet Bases

Recycling old fridge magnets into magnetic base strips for toy soldier storage boxes …

I found a small cache of these old disused flexible fridge magnets being thrown out at work, so before they were binned, I snaffled or scrounged them (with permission).

I have recycled them into either figure basing strips or the magnetic strips on the bottom of toy Soldier storage boxes, as the magnetic polarity ‘thing’ goes.

After peeling the shiny advertising paper label off, they are thin enough to easily cut with scissors. This has saved a pound or two on magnetic self adhesive tape and also saved a tiny patch of landfill.

Blog posted by Mark the scrounging Man of TIN on 12 May 2019.

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