I have almost finished the barbed wire now. I was really please with the barbed wire I ordered. It was nearly exactly the right amount, and was thinner that what I already had that made it easier to twist and bend. I strung the wire by circling it around the posts and then fixing it with a drop of super glue. Once this was done I painted it with army painter to dull down the silver-metal sheen and to add a little shade and weathering. I now just need to touch up the bases when the wash ran and then matt it and I think they are done.