Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I have managed to side track myself onto another project. This is to support my WWII skirmish gaming needs with a nice selection of buildings to represent farms and smaller villages in the Normandy countryside. I have been gradually acquiring troops for the Normandy invasion (and painting them even slower) and realized that I don't really have any terrain to go with them. This first building is an exercise in using photo realistic images to replace most of the painting that is normally required on one of these. While the initial building took longer than anticipated I think I succeeded in lowering the amount of time I needed to spend with a paint brush on it. I might even explore using some of these "textures" on buildings for my western town of Calamity.

59356e99169e7_IMG_1837(1).JPG.9d7ff89e32c79d7eb866466ea59252b4.JPGIMG_1839.thumb.JPG.b35572d8c390eec6f4e09ba92c549e7f.JPGIMG_1840.JPG.85b641769d4fc247e676bb8365207912.JPGIMG_1842.JPG.80c9e228e9e2f1ae2b9a4706bc50da94.JPGIMG_1843.JPG.e4683141b3c9676a0336c23339fe35a1.JPGIMG_1844.JPG.f86a626d51f07a6359b70f92e3975067.JPG

 

There are a number of posts on my blog going through the build

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_28.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_3.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_4.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_8.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_10.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_15.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_17.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_18.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_22.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_24.html

http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html

Edited by Heisler
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not to bad. I think next time I'll do the shingles as individual strips rather than a single piece of paper. The wood around the dormer windows is a "textured" paper as well.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Green Eyed Monster
      Today marks the 76th Anniversary of what has been dubbed "The Longest Day", when the push to liberate Europe from NAZI Oppression and predation set foot on the beaches of Normandy, France.
      Please keep all the brave men [and the corp of Nurses who didn't have to but volunteered anyway] who sacrificed so much for all of us in that and the subsequent days and months.
      GEM
      Proud to be a US Navy Veteran
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      Yes! We can do it again! Let's make a tank! Let's make a beautiful tank!
       
      Once again, it's a diorama project based on a game scene, once again, it's Combat Mission.
       
      In this particular diorama, the commander of a Panzer III M is a reallylucky  person. In a shootout during the Let's Play of German wargaming channel "TaktikfuchsTV", his Panzer III got hit around 20-25 times, prompting everyone to believe that this particular tank was dead. And I mean ... DEAD!
       
      But to everyone's surprise, the crew reentered the vehicle and drove away - going like:
       

       
       
      Here's the scene:
       
      Kauder reenters his tank (In German)
       
      So I got me a commanders figure and a tank ...
       
      First off, some pictures to see what this project will look like:
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      So I got me a Panzer III from Tamiya and started to do some minor conversions ... and over the course of one afternoon, this vehicle was finished.
       

       

       
      I am really proud of those selfmade smoke launchers.
       

       

       
      The vehicle will be displayed with open hatches. That's a challenge due to the really lame interior, but that's not a problem. I'll use colors to make the less detailed parts dark and the detailed parts white - I hope that will work!
       
      Tomorrow I'll go over the armor and do the shell damages. The only thing I am not certain about is the frontal armor provided by the spare tracks.
      I don't know how those look when they are hit. They are pretty massive and I simply cannot imagine them looking the same way as a normal armor plate when hit.
       
      I've got to dig deeper into it.
    • By Rigel
      Didn't order this fella; there was a minor mixup in my order (which was corrected, I must say, with incredible speed--thank you, North Star/Artizan customer service!). BUT--I'll not complain about more pulp-era characters to paint! The Desert Fox is pretty useful for a variety of campaigns of varying pulp levels.
      Tried to make the colors match his official portrait. Here he is in a North African setting, with a toy car that is historically inaccurate but a good color match. A tank would have been better, but as we all know, a field-marshal goes to war with the army he has, not the army he wants.



      Other angles below.


      I call this one "Erwin Has A Bad Day." Special guest appearances by WWWOz Lion, Zenith, and Frank Buck. 

    • By Rigel
      This implausibly zaftig Soviet lady (50226) has been painted up for well over a year, but I didn't want to take pictures until I had a good background. The propaganda posters for the Moon Communists took care of that problem, though! Comrade Kozlov comes with some rubble, timbers and a brick wall, which I elected to use as set dressing, A few coffee stirrers made a barricade of the right height for her to lean on. Give her a line of sight down the Stalingrad streets and she will be Death in high boots.

      I'm not even going to make a pretense towards accuracy on the uniform. I just like that pale greyish purple. (I think it was Slaanesh "grey" mixed with a drop of dark blue or maybe purple wash). 



      More Soviets inbound! 
    • By Pingo
      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fabled-wwii-aircraft-carrier-discovered-77-years-after-it-was-sunk/ar-BBTug8u
       
      “The ship was found more than 17,000 feet below the surface, on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands. The USS Hornet is best known for launching the important Doolittle Raid in April of 1942 and its role in winning the Battle of Midway. 
       
      Richard Nowatzki, 95 now, was an 18-year-old gunner on Hornet when enemy planes scored several hits, reports CBS News' Mark Phillips.”
       
  • Who's Online   26 Members, 1 Anonymous, 38 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...