Wednesday, 5 December 2012

15mm ACW Terrain--Part 2

Here are a couple more images of 15mm buildings.  The barns are done board by board with 1/32 thick balsa sheet strips. The strips are soaked in a thin black wash then trimmed and glued onto a carboard box building.  While time consuming, the result is nice. 

The cabin is a more traditional model, built up from round wooden toothpicks.
The roof is card tiles, again placed one by one.
Paint is base colours, dark wash and light drybrush.  

The idea is too have all of your materials precoloured The farm house is a simple white on the
slats, but the tile roof and the barn cladding is all pre-stained balsa.

Next, a wheat field. This was made by pre-painting some balsa strips an earth colour,
gluning down some Woodlands Scenics grass and clamping down another balsa stip.
When dry, the stips were trimmed and arranged into field rows.

You can see the strips more clearly in the lower left.
Finally an homage to anyone who travelled I-75 through Tennesse and Georgia as I did many times in the 1970s and 80s, we always passed by Nashville and  Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga and never stopped! Saw about a billion of these signs however:
The same board by board cladding, but this time the wood was stained red first.

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