Sunday 27 November 2016

Watch tower

Watch Tower

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

More Terrain


Classic Matchbox ruined bridge from their Firefly kit
Two halves make a whole

Queens Hussar resin street barricade (this now available through Lancer I think?)

another ruined building

Ruined shop

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

Bboks on Ebay

Sunday 20 November 2016

Yet more refurbished buildings

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

Books for sale on Ebay

Friday 18 November 2016

More refurbished buildings

More ruins

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)

Brick building
Note I added the bits from the Matchbox Sdfkz11 & Pak40 kit diorama base to this one.


Tuesday 15 November 2016

Le Pissoir

Le Pissoir

One of those lazer-cut models from Blotz Terrain (bought from Sgt`s Mess), based on some Wills Modelcraft cobble, the four benches come as part of the kit.

Rubble piles

Rubble Piles

For cluttering up an urban tabletop.

Three commercial resin pieces
The two larger are from Queens Hussar (now available from Lancer I think?), 
the smaller piece is from Anyscale Models

Two bits of Matchbox diorama base, tarted up with extra scatter

Three pieces made from left over filler from the stuff I`ve been building over the last few weeks again tarted up with random scatter


Sunday 13 November 2016

More terrain

Another few days work

I continue to plod through those trays which haven`t seen the light of day for ages.

Bellona vac-u-form bridge
Based and painted

Classic Airfix strong-point
The vac-u-form base had been crushed and need some serious repair, in the end I cut away some sections and re-based the whole thing adding more rubble; scatter and bits before repainting the whole thing.