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  • #179995
    Avatar photoStug
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    Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I posted. I am in a down period right now and I want to improve my mood so I thought, why not getting back into wargaming?

    I would like to know if you have some plans or pictures of buildings I could create to play World War II. They will be my first scratchbuilding projects. I am searching for european houses, farms, barns, city buildings, industries.

    If you have plans that’s very cool. If you have pictures, that’s ok too. I just need inspiration to make me going.

    Thanks for your help!

    #179997
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    Lots of companies do WW2 buildings in a range of different scales. It won’t give you plans but browsing what’s out there should provide ideas.

    Off the top of my head, try Leven Miniatures, Battlescale, Pendraken, Tymeagain, Sarissa – that should get you started.

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #180000
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    Stung sorry to hear your having a down period, glad to hear you are doing something about it.
    There are some good building plans over on Wargames Vault,

    https://www.wargamevault.com/product/109440/Secret-German-Base?src=hottest_filtered

    https://www.wargamevault.com/product/109050/Carentan?manufacturers_id=4957

    The carentan is pay what you want. These are all by Matakishi Tea House. If you get stuck you can check them out on his excellent website. Have fun and may your dice roll favourably.

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #180001
    Avatar photoSteve Johnson
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    These are for 6mm, but of course can be scaled up and used as templates:

    https://www.ghqmodels.com/pages/modeling-guides-paper-buildings

    #180004
    Avatar photoStug
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    Lots of companies do WW2 buildings in a range of different scales. It won’t give you plans but browsing what’s out there should provide ideas. Off the top of my head, try Leven Miniatures, Battlescale, Pendraken, Tymeagain, Sarissa – that should get you started.

    Thanks for the ideas. I will check that.

    These are for 6mm, but of course can be scaled up and used as templates: https://www.ghqmodels.com/pages/modeling-guides-paper-buildings

    Thanks for the link. I’m working in 6mm. This will be very helpful.

     

    Stung sorry to hear your having a down period, glad to hear you are doing something about it. There are some good building plans over on Wargames Vault, https://www.wargamevault.com/product/109440/Secret-German-Base?src=hottest_filtered https://www.wargamevault.com/product/109050/Carentan?manufacturers_id=4957 The carentan is pay what you want. These are all by Matakishi Tea House. If you get stuck you can check them out on his excellent website. Have fun and may your dice roll favourably.

    Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate. If you also know of good Youtube videos that explain simple to build buildings, just let me know.

    #180005
    Avatar photowillz
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    Stugg for WW2 ruined buildings, no plans needed just some imagination.  I use the “for sale” sign boards that estate agents use to make modern buildings.  Also I base them on cheap cup coasters, I will get some photos to show the style.

    #180006
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    As promised some of my buildings the first are made from “for Sale” sign.

     

    These are made from Matchbox WW2 AFV’s bits and based on a cup coaster.

     

     

     

     

    #180007
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    This one is from a model railway cardboard model, placed on a hardboard base.

    Lots of PVA glue, fine gravel, medium gravel, cardboard. balsa, UHU glue.

     

     

    #180032
    Avatar photoBowman Stringer
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    Some nice builds there, Willz. Thanks.

    #180033
    Avatar photoStug
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    Stugg for WW2 ruined buildings, no plans needed just some imagination. I use the “for sale” sign boards that estate agents use to make modern buildings. Also I base them on cheap cup coasters, I will get some photos to show the style.

    What are cup coasters exactly? Sorry, my first language is french and I have never seen this world before.

    I am really impressed by your buildings. I will keep the photos for inspiration. Thanks.

    #180039
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    Stug, according to Google Translate the French equivalent is “sous-verres pour boissons” although I think of them more as sous-verres pour bier!

    Squares of thick, fibrous cardboard used to stop drinks glasses from marking the table.

    That help any?

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #180042
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    • Cheers Mike,

    the ones I use are cork base and neoprene top.  I buy them for £0.50p when on sale at tescos or the range.

    https://www.therange.co.uk/cooking-and-dining/table-linen-and-accessories/coasters/set-of-4-geometric-blossom-coasters/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA37KbBhDgARIsAIzce17H0KZMC3Hhi-uVJT_RtdtkVWLvQlWuT2uiFhVourtg039DrS7c4aAaAny9EALw_wcB#339495

    Or if I need an emergency base I just say to the Wife the ones we are using look dated and hey presto I have myself some new bases😁.

    #180043
    Avatar photoMike
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    Like this:

    #180044
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Dang same time posting..

    #180045
    Avatar photowillz
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    • Nearly Mike but the ones with the neoprene top don’t warp.
    #180046
    Avatar photowillz
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    Some nice builds there, Willz. Thanks.

     

    Cheers Bowman.

    #180047
    Avatar photowillz
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    Stugg for WW2 ruined buildings, no plans needed just some imagination. I use the “for sale” sign boards that estate agents use to make modern buildings. Also I base them on cheap cup coasters, I will get some photos to show the style.

    What are cup coasters exactly? Sorry, my first language is french and I have never seen this world before. I am really impressed by your buildings. I will keep the photos for inspiration. Thanks.

    Cheers Stug

     

    #180089
    Avatar photoAlan Hamilton
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    There is a whole section on cheap and easy terrain building with some templates on our website

    http://www.morvalearth.co.uk/Terrain/Terain_Intro.htm

    Also Matakishi’s Tea house has many projects

    https://www.matakishi.net/making-things.html

    #180095
    Avatar photoPatrice
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    I love the Dubonnet advert! They were directly painted on the walls. Some (not many) can still be seen on old houses, although almost vanished. Not far from my home some silly bugger has covered one in white paint, probably because he thought it looked dirty, now he has a big white rectangle on his house it looks awful. I know another village where a similar sign has been carefully restored.

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

    #180098
    Avatar photoirishserb
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    When I made my buildings for France and western Europe,  I started with a book, Blitzkrieg in the West; Then and Now for France and Belgium, found a number of buildings that I liked (the book locates the towns that they’re in, and often the road or route that their on), then found additional views of many of the buildings posted on Google Earth to get more detail and different sides as many of the buildings were still standing.

    At the time, street view wasn’t available for many of the smaller towns, but now, that would give you multiple views in the case where photos aren’t avaiable.  There seems to be fewer of the photos now.

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