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    Scratch built Warhammer building

    Inspired by the buildings in WD336 I set out with nothing more than plasticard, milliput, balsa wood and little bit of cardboard to create something similar. Having last built a piece of scenary back in 1990 (with my father to help me as I was only eleven) I thought I'd try something simple. A cottage seemed simple enough.

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    Front view- If I made another cottage, i'd drop the height of the roof to just above the door way. The building seems a little too high to me. The cobbles were made from a milliput base and small stones taken from GW basing sand.
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    Side view- I sculpted the bricks from millput. They were rolled into small balls and then pushed onto the plasticard. I altered the shape to make them resemble the round stones I've seen in nearby medieval houses.

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    Back view- I have yet to add the cobbles back here.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    I think it looks really good, especially the wall with the chimney - it's a good way to break up the surfaces.
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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Yep, that looks really nice! If you paint it up, make sure to add just a couple of small details to the outside. A cartwheel and a pitchfork or whatever... If you have those bits laying around... Gives the impression people live in it!

    Well, good luck with continuing! Be sure to keep us up to date on your progress! You started out great!
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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    I spent the weekend painting the roof, walls and woodwork so should have the time to post an update image tonight. I like your idea Daniel36. Going to raid my bitz box. I know for a fact I don't have any cartwheels but I hope to find something.

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Superb. Now all you need to do is build a village!

    And yes, raid bitz boxes for stuff - remember, the devil is in the details!

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi152 View Post
    Superb. Now all you need to do is build a village!

    And yes, raid bitz boxes for stuff - remember, the devil is in the details!

    A fortified town is the long term idea. I will probably invest in the mighty fortress and convert it up to make it more 'warhammer'. I intend to produce different buildings for different quarters.

    1. A slum area (of which this cottage is a part)
    2. An artisan's area (full of taverns and workshops)
    3. A small rich area where the wealthy live
    4. A temple area.

    I am basing my ideas around an ancient GW release called Warhammer Townscape. My copy is long since built and binned but I am drawing on my memories. I have lots of ideas of what to do next. A couple of small wooden shacks or sheds. An outside toilet (complete with engaged sign). A small temple. A town hall and a larger tavern. Enough to keep me going for years.

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Here is a quick work in progress shot of my cottage. Most of the painting is simple drybrushing, followed with washes of brown, black, green and yellow inks to give an aged, mildewed appearence.

    The roof has been drybrushed but is yet to be inked. Going to go for the filthy mildew effect once again there with some orange/green lichen here and there.

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    Opinions, comments and suggestions please.

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Very nice work, my only suggestion, to add to Daniel36's idea is to add some firewood piles outside.
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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Nicely done! Im about to start making buildings myself so this is certainly inspirational

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    Re: Scratch built Warhammer building

    Finally finished the cottage. It took a fair while but I learnt a great deal about constructing and painting 'warhammer' style buildings.

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    Front view- I attempted to sculpt an old curtain covering the window with green stuff. I don't think I was that successful, but it will do.

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    Side view- Treated this with green and yellow inks to get the bricks looking suitably damp and mildewed. Added a little graffiti here and there too.

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    Back view- I added some extra beams to break up the monotony of the model.

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    Side view2- I used the super thin paper from till receipts to cut tiny squares for the posters. I based them with foundation and used inks to colour them and add detail.

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