Saturday, August 30, 2008

Humble Hovel

As discussed in my previous post, I was intending to create some simple (and cheap) buildings. After fairly minimal effort using cheap (and free) materials, this is what I've come up with.

The next step is to undercoat and strengthen the model at the same time. I'm going to mix white glue and water to the consistency of thick paint, and then add my black paint to that mixture. The plan is to lay it on thick, and hopefully make the building nice and durable in the process. When the painting is done, I should have a very reasonable facsimilie of a timber or planked building.

If this works as planned, I'll pump out a variety of buildings. Further to last night's post, this will probably lead us down the road to Legends of the Old West or some version of small scale skirmishing for the French & Indian Wars.

Whether the finalie is a a success or not, I'll post it here. If it looks good, I'll do a "how I did it" type article, even though I imagine the process fairly obvious.

...and through the magic of television...

Here it is painted. I painted the roof as if it were tarred. The rest is more or less overbrushed and drybrushed. I'm very pleased to learn that I can make a serviceable building quickly and cheaply! Now to plot out the rest of the town/work camp/train station/ ranch.

Thanks for reading,


Keir said...

Wow, sweet. Get some figures or you'll have a ghost town.

JET (aka Jason) said...

I'm ordering minis sometime in September. Maybe I'll have to model some tumbleweeds until then.


Guido said...

I like how it turned out. And that shed is generic enough that you could use it for much more than just Wild West games.