Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flower Containers

So I plan to set my VBCW battles in Kelso, which blocks off the pedestrian area of the town square with large flower containers:
I don't know if such containers were present in the 1930's, but I'm going to include them as they look nice and would provide some cover when fighting in the square.

To go about recreating these, I picked up some 3/4" metal pipe crimp rings from the local DIY store.  It was about $5 for a pack of 10, and I like the heft they have.

 To fill in the bottoms, I cut out some circles from cereal box card and glued them into the bottoms of the rings.  The exposed card was painted brown, and the rings were wrapped with concrete texture paper from
The insides of the containers were then coated with glue, and flowers from Wee Scapes were trimmed to appropriate sizes and added.  Finally, they will be sealed with matte spray varnish.

They are a bit undersized compared to the real things, but  my model square is going to be compressed in size,  so I think they'll work out great.


  1. They look great! consider that idea stolen :)

  2. I shop at DJ also. I like their selection of terrain - not a lot, but enough to be creative.

  3. It doesn't seem like D&J has much for gamers anymore these days, so I have to admit I don't shop there so often (just wanted to check out the new location). I actually find a lot of my terrain supplies at The Train Shop on Pruneridge now.