Wednesday 24 February 2010

One houes two roofs

Some WIP pictures of one of my Wargames Illustrated Vietnam buildings, jazzed up a bit with the addition of some window lintels and sills and a door into the yard at the back. alternative roof finishes both provided by G.F.smith colour flute ribbed card. Some foam core used to create some buttresses to support the yard wall. Just shows with some simple additions to a basic building shape it can enhance to good effect. I'm making good progress on the old town tessellating buildings. Just need to sit down and make some decisions regarding colour schemes.

Friday 12 February 2010

15mm scale Work Shop

Some work in progress pictures of a small work shop, made from the ever useful toilet roll centre, the roof is covered with masking tape. A tip picked up from the great Lead Adventure Forum. Works very well in creating a typical 1930's tare paper style roof. The front face of the building is made from colour flute paper from GF smith to give the effect of corrugated iron. The building is based on a 3 inch square base, with PVA glue and sand on. The top picture shows the front with the door in place and the corrugated iron distressed with holes and chunks cut out to represent wear and tear.

Thursday 11 February 2010

Free stuff

Just a quick update, extolling the virtues of free stuff on the web, prompted by the last issue of Wargames Illustrated and the Vietnam buildings article. Great buildings, with lots of different uses. Link I've built two of the jails so fare and will be using some of the larger buildings to create the sea front of my WW2 Italian colonial town from N/East Africa.

For the barrack buildings on the airfield and Government buildings Ebob miniatures have a great free to down load range of buildings for their 28mm scale POW game, Scroll down the page to the bottom for the POW camp buildings, which make great 15mm scale barrack blocks if printed out at 50% size of the PDF. Link