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Working on a new village...

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Working on a new village...

Postby Extra Crispy » Tue May 03, 2016 7:33 pm

I had a few of these elevated huts but needed to finish up another batch so I could have a proper village worth. Here are the first four. Some were sprayed brown some gray so they turned out quite different even with identical dry brush layers. There are two more not shown that need finishing. One needs some dry brushing and one needs a base - I somehow lost one. Fortunately even I can hack up some dowel and glue it to a piece of styrene....

I like the colors overall for a "new" village (they fade to a pale gray in the sun/rain over time). They are certainly serviceable as is but I'll be detailing them eventually. My main concern now are the doors and windows. On these models they are filled. I am NOT going to try and cut them out. So I'm debating how best to paint those openings. I tried black but it was far too stark so I went with dark gray. But I need suggestions on how to handle the doors and windows.

These are by JR Miniatures and a re pretty oversized. But the roofs come off so if you want room for a 15mm figures, with perhaps 2 mm of base/plinth to fit inside...

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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Etranger » Tue May 03, 2016 10:00 pm

No problem with leaving them dark:

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(with a very grassy river!)

Some options for variety:
Curtains for windows and doors. Paint on a suitable pattern & job done.

Bamboo screens on the windows, so simply paint in the same fashion as the rest of the wall.

Wooden shutters/doors, knocked together from Plasticard or similar.

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These buildings all from Timecast or Peter Pig, where admittedly the texture is already done.
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby GARRYOWEN » Wed May 04, 2016 1:36 am

You're really going to town, Mark.

You're right about the buildings being oversized. I looked at them at a convention and thought they would probably work with my 20mm. But with 13 hooches already, sanity prevailed and I passed.

I agree with Etranger that black, good and flat, would be fine.

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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby predhead » Wed May 04, 2016 3:15 am

Oversized might be just fine as most buildings do not cover a true scale footprint in the first place.

As for my buildings, I think I am leaving them in the laser wood state they came in...the wife saw them completed and thought they were already painted.
http://ambushedinthealley.blogspot.com/2016/01/building-southeast-asia-part-iii.html

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I will probably pick up a few of these Sarissa buildings to add to the three Eleven Tree ones I already have.
http://www.sarissa-precision.com/The_Far_East/cat1603369_2594570.aspx
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Extra Crispy » Wed May 04, 2016 5:17 am

That second group photo is what I'd like to get to. Contrasting walls and roof. This was about speed for a game Monday. I think I'll end up scratch building my village eventually. Then the roofs can be hollow so I can get a better overall size while still having troops inside (this village has solid resin roofs).
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby whoa Mohamed » Wed May 04, 2016 7:15 am

Guys they look superb!
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Smitty14 » Wed May 04, 2016 6:09 pm

How you have them in the photos you posted looks good to me. I'd leave them at that to be honest.
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby L. Sabia Byrne » Tue May 10, 2016 10:34 pm

Another great looking project Mark. How close to 20mm scale are these buildings as opposed to 15mm (or at least Im assuming they are 15mm)? :really
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Extra Crispy » Wed May 11, 2016 6:44 am

Well, neither 15mm nor 20mm is a scale so....

I would use them for 20mm in a heartbeat. These kinds of huts are typically quite low so they are oversized for 15mm I think.
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby L. Sabia Byrne » Wed May 11, 2016 7:51 am

Po-TAY-toe or Po-TAH-toe :p

Shame really, Ive only found the Peter Pig hooches that are on the raised platforms to be nice enough to want to use... yours look really nice and authentic. Would be good to get some of them in the correct 'scale' :good
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Extra Crispy » Wed May 11, 2016 2:50 pm

I'll see if I can scrounge up a 20mm figures and take some snaps for you.
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Re: Working on a new village...

Postby Smitty14 » Wed May 11, 2016 6:24 pm

For the record I'd be curious on how they look with a 20mm figure too. Maybe that will help you scrounge harder? :huh :D
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