Friday, 29 November 2019

Tabac Part 2

Buildings don't just stand around on their own (well, sometimes!) so I've decided to add a yard to my recently built Tabac from Charlie Foxtrot Models.

Top chum Colin custom cut the 'L' shaped base for the yard plus he also made an additional storey for the tabac itself as I wanted it to look a little different to the 'standard' model.

The walls and outbuilding are made from 5mm foam-core.  The gates are made from coffee stirrers (again!).

The gable boards and door are also coffee stirrers, with match sticks as the door frame.  The roof is made from an offcut of Wills textured plasticard.

I found some spare window frames (possibly Warbases?) in the bits box. 

The walls are capped with individual pieces of thin plasticard with the edges carved slightly to give a more stone-like look.  A bit fiddly but fine for small quantities.  The cobbles in the yard are textured wallpaper.  I trimmed out a couple of small areas so as to give a slightly untidy look.

The capping tiles are spares from a Charlie Foxtrot kit.

Best to check the fit before applying any paint.

The finished yard painted in the same style as the tabac.  I've also added some tufts, foliage and static grass.

I have plenty of resin and plastic items of scatter terrain (crates, boxes, barrels, etc) to add some ‘clutter’ to the yard.

I re-painted the ridge tiles on the tabac to match the outbuilding plus I added some roof lichen tufts.  I may add a few spots of bird wotsit too!

Friday, 22 November 2019

Desert themed Jump Off Points

To play CoC in North Africa I needed some suitable Jump Off Point tokens.

Looking through my bits box and existing scenery I decided to use the two Allied signs as JOPs, then add a few more to match.

So, Rommel's chaps also get a sign plus some odds and ends of equipment.  All were spare items from kits or resin bits from a variety of companies such as Debris of War and Grand Manner.  To help differentiate the JOPs from any other scatter terrain these are all on 30mm rounds whereas the rest of my scatter items are on rectangular bases.
The raw ingredients
Painting was a basecoat in suitable greens, greys or browns followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade.  Then re-apply the base colours and follow up with a very light drybrush of any light sand colour.  For Bolt Action they can just be additional items of scatter terrain.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Thatched Hut and Water Trough

Painted up a couple of "Hovels" items for a friend for his Peninsular collection.

Painting Recipe
Walls -- Americana Honey Brown, Agrax Earthshade wash, then re-apply the Honey Brown followed by highlights of Americana Fawn, VMC Dark Sand and Foundry Boneyard light. Similar to the kiln etc I painted a while back.
Roof -- VMC Flat Earth, Agrax Earthshade wash, heavy drybrush of VMC Flat Earth, a heavy drybrush of VMC 877 Gold Brown, highlight with VMC 847 Dark Sand then a final very light highlight with Foundry Boneyard Light
Base -- Americana Honey brown followed by highlights of VMC Tan Yellow and VMC Dark Sand. The foliage is Colonel Bill's Winter static grass with tufts, etc.
Wood -- Americana Dark Choc then highlights of Americana Milk choc and Americana Honey
The pump was base coated in black then given a drybrush of GW Brass then GW Leadbelcher.