I've been building and painting up another 25mm building set from JohnBanks on ebay, for the very decent price of £35. I made a few alterations to make the building look more17th/18th century.
Here's how the Farmhouse set looks unpainted on ebay.
I want to use the buildings for both my Donnybrook period 1670's to late 1690's and for the Haitian Revolution, so I kept the paintjob to a pretty generic dirty white.
I blocked in quite a few of the outside wall windows.
But obviously had to keep the back entrance to the farmhouse.
The gate was supposed to be fixed in place, but I made three removable gates.
One blown up
And one open.
There was an arch over the entrance, but thought it looked better without.
I'm not 100% satisfied with the ground in the yard. I used my normal basing method, but I think it may need more work. To be honest I was a bit scared if I slapped loads of polyfiller all over the base it would warp?
The corner stones and arches around the doors and windows are made from card as are the tiles on the roofs. All the walls were painted with a mixture of white emulsion, mixed with a handful of sand, just to give it a little texture. I then gave them all 2 washed of grey/black ink. The roofs were painted with brick red masonry paint, then washed with black, and various brown washes.
Not sure if I'll use the small building in the courtyard. It looks very cramped.
I think it looks better without?