Monday 23 August 2021

25mm MDF 17th/18th Century Farmhouse complex

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 closed

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?

Monday 9 August 2021

Visit to Cornwall 2021

Last week my family and friends took a trip down to Cornwall for a weeks holiday. We were very lucky with the weather, it only rained on the last two days!
 Two places I wanted to visit were St Michael's Mount and Tintagel Castle, here's a few photos to bore you all to tears.....




The Causeway. I wanted to walk across it, but the tide was against us.

WWII Pillbox

King Arthur

I also stumbled across the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown.

Lastly a quick snap of Stonehenge on the way home.