Saturday, 10 December 2016
Another French Village House
Another of those Airfix/Dapol buildings
Started life like this
Now looks like this, I added the wooden shutters to make the building look more European
Another part from a Matchbox diorama
I added a removable second floor and also added a wall to separate the garage/animal quarters from the house
Here it is again with the other three finished this week
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
French Town House
Resin model by Byzantium Models
The front paving and rear wall w/gate are also theirs, with the rest of the garden walls made from biys of Matchbox diorama.
Started life as this Airfix building
Now looks like this -
Front walls are left over bits of Britain`s farm walls, the gate arch is Matchbox
Quite pleased with the shell hole in the front garden
Rear garden walls by Tamiya
Partial roof removable
As are the stairs and partial first floor
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Not so useful in modern conflicts with automatic weapons and long range rifles, but still used in Vietnam to get a high perspective for fire-bases.
I designed this one for an artillery observation platform for our Rif War games.
It got totally smashed up in storage, so i`ve rebuilt it, repainted and fixed the base.
Friday, 25 November 2016
About a weeks work, using techniques and ideas I`ve used on the other ones I`ve been working on.
Airfix village shop kit (30+ yrs old) ruined as per the various ones I`ve done over the past months, i added the partial upper floor; Matchbox paving, garden walls built from parts of La Haye Sant, outside loo from Willis Modelcraft, the path comes on a roll (railway modelling stuff) all based up and painted up
The roof guttering was a piece of broken umbrella frame I found in the street
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Another couple of days work
This first one is another of my own cobbled together ruins made from various Matchbox diorama bits
During the re-furb I added some internal walls and signs/posters
This one is another of those plaster diorama pieces which I expanded on using bits from an Esci vac-u-form battleground and cardboard dungeon floorplans.
I added the various clutter, floorboards and barricades, the sandbagged roof and buttress are resin pieces from Village Green. During the re-furb I re-based and painted the whole thing, added more clutter and finally built the partial tiled rood using bits left over from La Haye Sant
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016
I continue plodding along refurbishing things as I go.
These two buildings started out 25+ yrs ago as plaster diorama bits, I bought them cheap and tried (poorly) to build ruined buildings for my table.
I`ve now re-based them added more rubble (including some pieces from Anyscale Models) and then repainted them both.
Shop ruin (with added signs)
Note I added the bits from the Matchbox Sdfkz11 & Pak40 kit diorama base to this one.