Mississippi riverbanks in 1:600 scale – my latest project

For the past week, in the evenings after work I have been constructing a 1:600 scale depiction of  rather generic 1861-63 Mississippi River terrain in preparation for a January 22nd wargaming convention, Barrage, put on by the HAWKS gaming club near Baltimore, Maryland. I bought a $6.97 sheet of particle board at Lowe’s and used scrap foam insulation board for bluffs and hills, and extra flocking and Woodland Scenics ground foam for trees and brush-lined fields.

A Confederate fort guards the confluence of the Mississippi River (not shown, foreground) and the Yazoo River (right). Fort is a metal kit made by Thoroughbred Miniatures.

A single-gun emplacement further upstream keeps a wary eye on any oncoming Union gunboats heading down from Cairo, Illinois.


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2 thoughts on “Mississippi riverbanks in 1:600 scale – my latest project

  1. For years I have been painting my 54MM BUSSLER CIVIL WAR figures with FLOQUIL MILITARY COLORS & ARMORY ACRYLICS —I no longer can locate the ARMORY acrylic paints —-Please contact MRBUSSLER@AOL.COM if you can help me—THANKS

  2. Sam Miller

    This is incredibly awesome!

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