How to make spent shell casings for your 15mm HMG bases: a video tutorial

Having finished my 15mm parachute infantry LMG platoon for Flames of War over the rainy Bank Holiday weekend, I thought I’d pull together a quick tutorial on how to enhance your bases with spent shelling casings.

Hope it’s useful:

9 Responses to “How to make spent shell casings for your 15mm HMG bases: a video tutorial

  • A perfect and usefule video, thanks !

  • Nice video!

    What’s your camera set-up?

    • Thanks Braxen, much appreciated. I use a Panasonic HDC-SD60 AVCHD camcorder mounted on a Manfrotto 709B digi tripod. Video software is plain old Windows Moview Maker Live. Coupled with 2 desklights it does the job.

  • Thanks for the tutorial, having just started working in this scale I have found a lot of useful information. Thanks again.

  • Nice tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Another great video. I have used this technique myself and its very effective, although the cutting up of the wire takes forever and drives me insane… 🙂

    • Yep, you aren’t the only one, i used scissors instead of snips, they slighly sped up my cutting time.
      Spent casings are definately worth the slight loss of sanity.

  • What a fantastic tutorial! I can’t wait to use your technique on my models!

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Glad it was useful Paul. Send us a photo when you’ve had a go!

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