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  • #45396
    6mmwargaming
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    While I have a ton of Skaven and other fantasy figures to paint along with a Reaper Bones 3 kickstarter arriving in a few months, I have a hankering to make some more terrain. I generally enjoy making terrain more than painting figures and I want to expand my fantasy collection with some old school fantasy buildings.

    The first new building is this old fantasy cottage which featured in an early White Dwarf magazine. I made one in the early 90s (but lost it somewhere along the way) and now I plan to make 2 more and then follow it with some of the other classic GW buildings like the stables, townhouse and so forth.

    The basic shape cut from black foamboard

    Some windows and doors cut out. I have kept it deliberately simple as that as the intention of the original design

    Some details. I’ve cut away the end of the wall to create a better joint and started on a chimney

    BTW you can find the instructions here
    http://realmofchaos80s.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/a-dark-deranged-structure-old-school.html

     

    More soon

    #45501
    6mmwargaming
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    I’ve made a small bit of progress last night on this. I cut the pieces for the second cottage and started on the windows and completed most of the chimney.

    The Windows are mounted on card and the mesh is flyscreen door mesh. I’ve started on the timber frame of the Windows using some balsa wood.

     

     

    #45630
    6mmwargaming
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    And a little more progress

    I’ve completed the windows and started on the roofs, doors and a extension for one of the cottages.

     

     

     

    #45749
    6mmwargaming
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    And now some work on the roof tiles cut from card. I pre-cut a bunch while watching TV over a few nights.

    Also I finished assembling the lean-to and did a little more on the doors.

    And next I marked out where the balsa wood will go.

    #45767
    Paul
    Participant

    These are very cool. Please continue posting.
    I might have to do some for SoBH.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #45784
    6mmwargaming
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    Thanks, I also plan to use them for SoBH

    I’ve made some progress and they are starting to look like buildings now!

    I’ve detailing and texturing the buildings using balsa and coloured caulk. I should have really painted the balsa before gluing it on but I was impatient.

    And I finished the lean-to and textured it

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    #45846
    6mmwargaming
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    More progress, now the second cottage is finished

    And the roofs are done after many nights of gluing down individual tiles! I will add a center line once it is glued onto the building

    Thanks

    #45876
    Patrice
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    Nice!

    …And it could almost be historical too.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #46013
    6mmwargaming
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    Finished the cottages!  🙂

    I glued the walls together and inserted pins to help hold them together. Then I cut and glued the end balsa wood pieces on the and then fitted the roofs. But somehow I managed to stuff up the measurements so the roofs were not wide enough.   So I quickly pulled apart the walls and chopped about 10mm off each of the main walls. After that little disaster the buildings went back together well and you wouldn’t know. So I’m very happy with how they came out.

    First Cottage

    Second Cottage

    Cheers

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    #46646
    6mmwargaming
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    I’ve almost finished painting the cottages, but as I was painting them I noticed the black spray painted melted most of the chimneys 

    So I have pulled them off and made new ones (which are slightly better I think)

    #46714
    6mmwargaming
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    I’ve finished the first cottage and I’m very pleased with it. I went with a blue grey slate tiled roof and a creamy daub colour with a few washes similar to the original colours. I haven’t decided how I will base it yet since I want to have a detailed base but that limits its uses, so I might try and keep the building removeable.

    The second cottage is almost finished, I’m just waiting on a some paint to dry.

    #46731
    Paul
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    Very nice. Love the colours. Im working on a Necromunda terrain piece (a crematorium), and will have to do one of these once complete.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #46736
    irishserb
    Participant

    Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing it.

    #46738
    Silurian
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    Those are excellent. Relatively quick and very effective. I admire your painting too.

    #46766
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Thanks guys

     

    The photos are a bit washed out and dont show the contrast very well.

    #46770
    darthfozzywig
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    Very nice!

    This brings back fond memories – that article was the first building I ever made.

    #46804
    6mmwargaming
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    And here’s the second cottage with some more bad photos

    You can see the chimney part I replaced and I might replace the bottom part one day as it is pretty melted. I tried to disguise it with some moss…

    And with a 28mm Dark ages Irishman for scale. Most of my fantasy stuff is on thicker bases but the scale is good.

    Cheers
    Kieran

    #147217
    Mike
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    Oooh nice work.

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