I attended Briscon on Saturday & even bravely entered the rugby scrum they laughingly called the Bring & Buy.
Amidst mountains of fantasy stuff, I spied a packet containing 3 scratch built barbed wire tanglements for only $3. Bargain!
I had a closer look on Sunday. They were a bit dire. The bases were some horrible, warped thin plastic, the poles not really high enough & the wire rather awfully twisted. So I set to, pulling the wire off & neatly winding it, rebuilt the poles using bamboo skewers, cut out some MDF bases which were bevelled, gritted, undercoated & then 3 colour flocked after I’d hot glued the poles on & re-strung the wire. Really only 3-4 hours work.
They look great. If I was to re-sell, I’d get at least $6 for them. Bargain!
Henh. I almost always repaint figures that I buy second-hand. ‘I’ll just give them a little touch-up.’ Yeah, you betcha. At least I get the figures base-coated, and motivation to (re)finish them. Fun is where you find it, right?