Help support TMP

"28mm log cabins (wot I have made)" Topic

21 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Terrain and Scenics Message Board

Back to The Old West Message Board

924 hits since 11 Dec 2012
©1994-2016 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

I don't think I posted these when I made them earlier this year. They are log cabins made for my friend and regular customer Ben Checota's north woods project:

Yesthatphil Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 9:54 a.m. PST

Very nice too …

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

Lovely work!


Disco Joe11 Dec 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

Great job.

HG Walls11 Dec 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

Very nice work Howard!

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 5:40 p.m. PST



Berzerker7311 Dec 2012 9:05 p.m. PST


Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2012 10:00 p.m. PST

Thanks! I was very happy with the results. I first made a foamcore shell and then clad it in either dowels or square section balsa sticks.

Why yes, it does take quite a long time :)

plutarch 64 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 11:53 p.m. PST

Fantastic models.

I think the choice of colours look great as well. Would you mind sharing what you used?

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian12 Dec 2012 6:46 a.m. PST

I keep two gallon cans of basic house-painter's latex paint – the sort of thing made for walls, doors etc – in a mid grey and a mid brown. These are the base coats for most of my terrain, sometimes mixing the two.

For these buildings I sprayed the exteriors black, then dry brushed in a patchy mix of grey and brown, lightening with white, tan and cream.

The object is to make an authentically weathered-looking building, and wood tends to first darken, then go grey according to the effects of rain and sun – and the roof usually shows the effects before the walls.

plutarch 64 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

Thanks Mexican Jack.

It is the weathered look that caught my eye – it works beautifully. I'll have to give your approach a try.

scarlinosr1 Inactive Member12 Dec 2012 1:47 p.m. PST

looks great as usual!!! Sal Sr out!!!

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop12 Dec 2012 2:06 p.m. PST


Aucto Splendore Resurgo Inactive Member12 Dec 2012 5:31 p.m. PST

They look very nice. Well done

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian13 Dec 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

Much appreciated!

EricThe Shed Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2012 4:33 p.m. PST

Very nice…

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2012 8:54 a.m. PST

rather lovely MJS…..ever fancied doing a French blockhouse

for the peninsular war im sure you would be a dab hand!

do you take commissions at the moment?


and 28mm ranges

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian14 Dec 2012 6:07 p.m. PST

Ged, I know the kind of blockhouse you mean.

Yes, I take commissions! PM me or email me at

Captain richards Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 11:10 p.m. PST

Very nice work

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 10:10 a.m. PST
Mitch K Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

Cor nice! Out of my period of interest, but such lovely work!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.