Mine, all Mine!
Recently I mentioned briefly that I was stuck on several gaming/model-making projects (here). Several of my loyal followers were kind enough to make some useful suggestions about these, especially for my Space Mines for Full Thrust. This helped me to come to a decision on how to proceed, so here it is: my recipe for making cheap, simple space mines!
|The USS Toronto about to enter a minefield
1. Make Bases
I don't think the exact size of each base matters, unless the rules you wish to use mandate this. My favourite space rules, Full Thrust, treat each mine individually. I think I prefer the idea of mines being an area feature instead, so some house rules are probably in order.
2. [optional] Shape Bases
3. Drill Holes
4. Add Stands
5. Fit the Mines
And that's it. Simple and cheap, for sure. Effective? You be the judge of that! Once I obtain some more wire though, I intend to make many, many more of these.