I wanted to make a line of barricades that would fit nicely with my "Death Korps of Kreig" army for Warhammer 40K.
They are renowned for trench type attritional warfare, so my concept was barricades that would be placed onto the ground level of a battlefield at short notice.
These would be made to a standard template and would be used all over the Imperium. They have a hook in the top to be transported from storage by a crane; razor wire is then laid in front to present a formidable obstacle to assaulting troops.
The bases of the four sections are 5mm MDF. The main body of the barricades are carved from "pink foam" with damage sculpted with a sharp craft knife, then sealed with thin PVA.
The "czech hedgehogs" are made from short lengths of balsa wood and the barbed wire is two gauges of copper craft wire, one wrapped around the other.
The damaged section is a crater hole made from small offcuts of pink foam and smoothed off with polyfilla. The repairs are made from balsa wood and corrugated plasticard. The space between, and the rest of the bases is covered with a PVA and sand.
It was undercoated with a black spray primer. The concrete was painted with a heavy blue-grey drybrush, and then two lighter grey drybrushes. The base is drybrushed from dark brown through to cream.
The barbed wire was painted silver, then washed with black ink and brown ink. A bright matt orange was stipled and drybrushed on to simulate powdered rust, before a final silver drybrush.