Monday, February 3, 2014

Scratch built Terrian, part 1: a house

Over the last 4 weeks I have been swept up in a surge of productivity, building terrain for our local Bolt Action Games. This is the first part of a three part series, have a look and see if any of it inspires you to make some buildings yourself- it's easy!

The House
This was the first thing I made. Like with all terrain I make, it has to be funtional in the game, not just an ornament. The damaged walls have been opened enough to let a squad move in and hide. There are enough windows to give all models views to all sides. 
The windows are at perfect height to give most models a realistic looking view out of the window. I built the corner low enough so a sniper or a machine gun team can also look out - it's important to make it funtional for lots of models.
Here's the paint job, on the darker side. Note the black soot around the damaged walls and roof tiles, it makes it look a bit more realistic. The paint scheme was straight forward: black primer, fortress grey drybrush, brown wash, mid grey drybrush, light grey drybrush, brown staining with very dry brush.

The roof: dark brown, brown wash, red drybrush
the corner, low enough for a sniper

The back, with door, so units can move in and out

Here's a scale comparison with a Tamiya 1/48 scale sherman. Its looks well.

Materials for this building:
walls: balsa wood sheets
styrene roof tiles: wee scapes
styrene field stone work: wee scapes
sandwork: beach sand. Make sure to also add the sand on the sides of the broken walls, it looks much better that way 

Hope this inspires!

Part 2 coming up  this week.

SC Mike

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