Thursday 29 October 2020

South European village - Damaged house 1

Damaged house 1 from my 28mm scale generic south European village. I wanted to have at least a couple of damaged if not totally flattened houses amongst the half dozen houses making up the village. One thing I like to see in other people’s terrain is building which when modelled in a damaged state don’t look as though some one has been round and swept most of the rubble, smashed beams and roof tiles away! 

To try and represent a realistically damaged house the first thing I do is build the whole house without any damage. Making it easy to get the right amount of rubble to go with the house. With damaged houses I always paint the insides to represent wallpaper on the walls, I keep it simple and use marker pens to add simple stripes or designs.

Next time I’ll post some more WIP pictures showing my process of disassembling the house and adding texture and rubble. Stay safe Airhead

Saturday 24 October 2020

Irregular miniatures & H&R ancient India 1/300 scale army

Initial opposition for my Macedonian army, only nine elements of the required twelve finished yet, the cavalry are all H&R figures, the three archer units are Irregular figures as are the chariots. The elephant units are a combination of the two manufacturers, three elephants per stand, Irregular in the centre flanked by slightly smaller H&R elephants on both sides.

More stands to come, H&R chariots next up, they will be an interesting contrast to the Irregular ones already completed. 

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Sunday 11 October 2020

H&R 1/300 DBA Macedonian army

I’ve only had these figures for this last 20 years, finally painted over the last few months. Pleased with how they have turned out so far, still more to finish, only 11 of the 12 units finished for the basic DBA army. I’m going for 24 unit army’s for BBDBA of Macedonian, Persian, Indian and Scythian.

All the Macedonian figures are from Heroic & Ross, some of the other army’s include Irregular figures which although very different in style to the H&army figures, but paint up really well, more of these to follow in the next few posts.

More to follow in this scale and smaller!! Funny how fashions/gaming scales change over time. Following in Mark Backhouses and the inimitable Sidney Roundwoods footsteps into the world of the very small and the even smaller.
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