The finished small village church/chapel, made from poly board with the outer covering of card mostly removed and the exposed foam scribed with lines to create the exposed stone walls.
Thursday 4 November 2021
Sunday 24 October 2021
First set of buildings painted, just waiting for finishing touches such as barrels and farming implements to be painted. I’m pleased with how the egg box pulp board has taken the paint and worked well with the dry brushing.
Thursday 16 September 2021
I’m currently working on a medieval Lion Rampant project in tandem with my War of the Roses set of armies. So to give the opposing army’s something to fight over I decided to build a fairly generic village of about half a dozen buildings which will work over as wide a historical time period as I can get away with.
I wanted to include a church among the village buildings, and all the buildings will be thatched. In the past I’ve used towelling to create thatched roofing in 15mm scale, so will do the same again.
The big idea this time is egg boxes! For the life of me I can’t remember where I fist saw this idea. I saw someone using egg box pulp board to create flag stones. An idea which I’ve used in my south European 28mm village. This time I’m going to use the egg box card to clad all the buildings to give the rough appearance of wattle and daube walls once painted and with a bit of dry brushing it should work well.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Some of my Essex 15mm scale miniatures ancient forces, who have been with me for a very long time and finally have some paint on them. There Greek foes are still on the paint desk waiting for some shield transfers to be ordered for them.
The aim is to have matching double size forces for BBDBA (Big Battle DBA) so 24 elements per army, for the Greek v Persian wars Of the late 6th century BC.
Monday 29 March 2021
More battlefield scatter, this time from Badsquiddogames 28mm resin scenic range. Great value and paints up very nicely.
Thursday 11 March 2021
Friday 26 February 2021
I always aim to create some smaller items for my terrain projects which help to bring the table to life. I have always tried to to look at this aspect of table design from the viewpoint of set dressing in the film industry. Not the focus of the terrain, like the building, but the things between and around them which give life to the environment.
First up a pumpkin stem, used as a large tree stump, I think I saw this idea on Tony Harwood’s blog, Dampf’s modelling page, a great blog you should check it out.