Monday, 5 May 2014

Bank Holiday Buildings

Due to the weather being of typical Bank Holiday quality I stayed indoors and put together a couple of 4Ground models of New England pioneer/settler building for use in any F.I.W. games.

The models in question were the Pioneer's Log Cabin (28S-AML-101) and the more complex two tiered Settler's Lofted Log Cabin (28S-AML-106)

I had bought these at Fiasco last year and had previously tried to piece one together without gluing the main body of it, as the pieces are a snug fit anyway. This time I got the PVA out to stick them together as per the instructions and gluing is essential for the more finer bits, such as the door frames and windows.

Only real tweak I did to them was to dab a bit of paint on the ends of the joints on the roofing to tone down the dark caused by the laser cut. I also had to do some minor shaving of some of the outer timber effects to get them to fit into their holes snugly without much visible gaps. Happy with the final results, but the smell of the laser burnt MDF doesn't half linger.

Since the weather didn't get any better I then moved on to painting my set of Wilderness Force Rangers and Indians,  from North Star, that I had previously started over the new year holidays. Having gained access to the table again and some natural (if dull) light, I've managed to see some further progress, and might even get a second batch started soon.

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