Introduction: Making Spiked Barricades for a Rohan Gaming Table

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In this article I will explain to you how I made and painted my Rohan Spiked Barricades.

What you need:
Foam about1.5cm thick
Tooth Picks
Foam Core
Polly Filla
BBQ Skewers
Wood Glue
Sand Paper
Static Grass

Paints Used:
Chaos Black
Scorched Brown
Bestial Brown
Bronzed Flesh
Bleached Bone
Fortress Grey
Snakebite Leather

Step 1: Step 1 Lets Get Started

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Using the Foam Core cut a rectangle that measures 17cm by 7 cm. Cut another rectangle this time using the Foam, with a length of 17cm by 2cm and glue it 0.5cm off the front of the first rectangle you cut.

Step 2: Step 2 Easy Part

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Round off the front and back using the Sand Paper and try and blend the two together.

Step 3: Step 3 Time Consuming Part Which Was Beyond Boring

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Cut a rectangle out of the Foam Core measuring 17cm by 3cm and glue that behind the piece of Foam. Now take your BBQ Skewers and cut 23 pieces at the length of 4.5cm and sharpen the tips on them. Cut another 20 with the length of 2cm, but don?t sharpen the tips on these ones. Once they have been cut super glue them together on the board in rows of 5 until you reach the end, which I only needed 3.

Step 4: Step 4 I Am So Glad Step 3 Is Over

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Sharpen up the tips of the Tooth Picks if they need it. But if not just glue them in the front of the Foam like what I have done in the picture below.

Step 5: Step 5 Finally an Easy Step

Take your Polly Filla and apply it in the gaps and add texture to the piece of scenery.
Once that is dried make a 50/50 mix of Wood Glue and Sand and apply it to the ground parts.



Undercoat the model in watered down Chaos Black

Step 7: Step 2 Ground

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The ground was painted Scorched Brown, then dry brushed with Snakebite Leather, a 50/50 mix of Snakebite Leather and Fortress Grey was dry brushed on top of the ground. A final dry brush of Fortress Grey was given to the piece.

Step 8: Step 3 the Spikes

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The spikes were painted Scorched Brown, a second dry brush of Bestial Brown was given and then a final dry brush of Bronzed Flesh to the spikes. The tips of the spikes were given a heavy dry brush of Bleached Bone. When dry brushing the spikes that are standing up try to leave the Chaos Black in the gaps.

Step 9: Step4 Footpath

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The footpath was dry brushed Scorched Brown, then dry brushed Bestial Brown, a final dry brush of Bronzed flesh was given.

Step 10: Step 5 Bringing It to Life

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Apply random bites of Static Grass to where you feel suitable

Step 11: Conclusion

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I hope you enjoyed reading my article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Any model that attempts to jump the barricade and rolls a 1 in the jump test takes a Strength 5 hit.


okrosmax (author)2010-11-02

Cool! I'm doing this one ( my first instructable )

SasquatchKid (author)2010-06-18

I love this made like 10 of theese for 40k

SasquatchKid (author)2010-06-17

i painted it sliver for war hammer 40k

toonman (author)2009-06-15

Nice work. will be doing this one

mrbob1000 (author)2006-12-15

i made simalar spike fields, baracades , and , some other stuff for my space marines (its 40k )

judelizowski (author)mrbob10002007-09-07


runtherd99 (author)judelizowski2008-10-27


tyranids 'NUFF said


broach (author)2008-11-23

Same sort of barricade works with small rocks and shale, but you need cardboard backing, or it falls over. Add some arrow slits/gun holes and it works really well.

sundast the 2nd (author)2008-08-12

I know they have a warhammer 40k group but, what about warhammer itself?

well... i can always generalise it...

sweet i cant wait to build a rohan Barricade great instuctable

flamingmetalninja (author)2008-02-03

Hehe i'm a Lizardmen collector, i have about 3000 points of pieces, but i'm a really slow painter so i've only painted about 1000 points of stuff. When i finish my Lizardmen army, i'm gonna start Collecting Eldar. Warhammer Rules!

judelizowski (author)2007-09-07

Great intructable, i made an orc village wall with this and made a new scenario!

knowitallnewbie (author)2006-12-14

do u play warhammer? Cool. I need to make my own game table.

sochmo (author)knowitallnewbie2006-12-28

sry im replying so late, but i play games workshop lord of the rings, simaller, and im about to post this gaming table that i just finished making, so i can show you some tricks

wraith001 (author)2006-12-18

I like this. Really cool.

Crash2108 (author)2006-12-15

What does it do?

modio (author)Crash21082006-12-15

its a decoration for a GamesWorkshop Lord of the Rings minatures gameboard

modio (author)2006-12-14

i made this great weathertop set once, still got it too.

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