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Personal logo toofatlardies Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 3:38 a.m. PST

Well, I've been a busy bunny since Christmas working towards rebuilding my Peninsular War collection for Sharp Practice. The old stuff I had for the original version of the rules is looking a bit tired now, so I have decided to start again with forces from the Perrys and Brigade Games. I did buy some 95th Rifles from Warlord but I've just chucked them out as the parcel from Brigade Games in the US arrived yesterday and they are simply streets ahead in terms of sculpting and a nice mix for the Perry figures.

Anyway, we are having building work done on Lard Island at present so my painting desk is piled high with rubbish which we have had to shift from the old store to allow the new warehouse and workshop section to be built. However, while the wife is at work I have been nabbing the kitchen table to make a start on my Spanish village. I've used a mix of Grand Manner, Empress Miniatures and Charlie Foxtrot models for the project as well as adding to these with a bit of cheap and cheerful modelling to get the look I want.

You can read part one here:

And Part Two here:

A couple of gratuitous snaps will give you the general idea.

Hopefully this is of some interest to those considering the models on the market.

Lord Hill12 Jan 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

Looks great!

Personal logo toofatlardies Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

Thank you your Lordship.

D A THB12 Jan 2017 4:31 a.m. PST

Just when I was thinking of selling my Spanish as I had lost interest in the period. I might actually start my French sometime in the next decade.

Looking forward to seeing these finished as they look lovely.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

They are done now and look great!


Hitman12 Jan 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Those buildings look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

very nice buildings

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

Ah, just looked at the site and see the next part!

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Jan 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

I've been following along, really enjoying the build and trying to steal all the tips I can!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Isn't the wooden street in the middle a little narrow?

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

That's a good looking set of buildings, great stuff.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

@d88mm1940: that "wooden street" seems more an alley,.and is about the same width as the alleys between the various walls encloing the yards. The width is about perfect in that regard.

Skeptic12 Jan 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Nice work! What sources would you recommend for the building layout and other architectural details?

wrgmr112 Jan 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

Exceptional work!

D A THB12 Jan 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Wow, they came out really nice.

Personal logo toofatlardies Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

All finished now, you can see the final instalment here:

Some snaps:

Rusty Gold25 Apr 2017 6:04 a.m. PST

This gave me inspiration to plaster daub a couple of houses I have . I used a little pot of filler and artistry spatulas to spread over the walls . Then wet sponged the gaps just roughly and unevenly . A drybrush and a sponge stab of artists black paint lightened with white then wiped with the plaster from the sponge again . You know how the peasants would have done it, in the day . The plaster dried beige colour . Chopped , glued a Tile sheet . But had trouble getting the red ochre colour to match what I see in the photo's . I got close to it though .

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