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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

Just completed work on Things From The Basement's Livery Stable kit from the Inspired By Sleepy Hollow line. link

Did a few modifications to make it more screen-accurate, especially adding the sway and sag to the roof. The stock kit is designed with an eye towards ease of manufacture and assmebly, and to be more broadly useful for various genres.

Sometime after Huzzah! in May, I'll writer up a tutorial for the TFTB blog. In the meantime, I have a lot more modelling and painting to do for the convention!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

Great work on that building!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 6:33 p.m. PST

Give me the shivers!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

I just got the 15mm Russian village set.
I emailed in to say I was assembling the Church and some parts were missing. I got a reply within 5 minutes gently suggesting I look at the 15mm instructions rather than the 25mm ones. Errrr….. grin

I bring this up to show how responsive they are on a Sunday night.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 6:54 p.m. PST

Joerg is super to work with None of the shingles he made quite fit the style for Sleepy Hollow, so he made these to spec on my request!

Hope to see photos of your Russian set and AWI kit builds too WInston!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Nice work! The fall leaves are an especially nice touch.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

It's always October in Sleepy Hollow ^,^

The goldenrod out back is just starting to go to seed; I mixed a blend of Scenic Express' Late Summer and Late Fall packs.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 1:10 a.m. PST

Absolutely love it 👍

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 2:08 a.m. PST

OMG, stunning!

My wife loves it too, by the way.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

What a beautiful terrain piece.

axabrax30 Apr 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Will he be making the new shingles available? Given the obvious issues with the first set, I wonder why he wouldn't just improve the kits in a v2 till they look the most like the actual buildings from the movie?

Looking forward to your tutorial…

Joerg Bender Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

I just added the shingle strips to the shop. Picture will follow!

Adding the "sway and sag" of the roof to the kit(s) isn't something that is easy to achieve with the limitations of the laser cutter. I also have to keep in mind that the kits need to be easy to build and sturdy enough to play with.
It would also limit the use of the buildings for some gamers as not everyone will need/like the "fantasy" style look of the Sleepy Hollow movie.

Once miniMo's tutorials is available it will be added to my blog where you can already find some other helpful tutorials
on upgrading your MDF kits:

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

For broader general use appeal, I think the basic kit design is really good.

If there was sufficient interest, Joerg could possibly consider a 'spooky upgrade' package for the fantasy-image build. But that would take a moderate amount of design time to get all the pieces to fit properly.

The flared panels on the bottom of the cupola roof could be done as a fantasy option.

The swoop in the roof can be laser cut into the barn ends, and the chipboard roof panels bend easily into shape; but it would be a fair amount of trial and error designing the laser-cut on those chipboards to get a reasonably snug fit. I had more leeway while kitbashing than he would for laser-cutting. That swooped gambrel style would be great to see on a general purpose house model! But on a barn, it is fantasy. When gambrel roofs were used on barns, the purpose was to get a bigger hayloft, swooping it in defeats that purpose.

Putting the sag in the roofs is not a reasonable laser-cutting thing; but a very fun challenge for the fanatical modeller!

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