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Gallocelt28 Oct 2019 7:23 p.m. PST

Some years ago, it occurred to me that a lot of the types of houses I would need for various periods simply did not exist, were hard to find, or were rather expensive (shipping! Ouch!). I decided that the only thing to do was to make a few myself. After going through the tedium of cutting doors and windows in heavy cardboard I ended up with quite a few Mediterranean style structures. But the scenery of northern Europe beckoned me and I embarked on using graphic computer programs to design and make houses that were printable on card stock.

So now I have a few prototype houses. I usually paste the card to foam board to make fairly sturdy structures. I probably should put some light coats of clear, flat sealer on them.

Soon I will provide some photos of how these are coming along, but in the meantime, I would ask the members of the forum this question:

Do you have a desire for a specific house/building from a historical period in 15mm and if so, what would that be?


Cheers!

Gallo

bruntonboy29 Oct 2019 4:00 a.m. PST

The Granary at Aspern.

DestoFante29 Oct 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

In general, simple one-floor terraced houses like the ones that would have made the villages of Aspern, Essling, Wagram -- also common in Bavaria, and ideal for the 1806 and 1813 Napoleonic battles. There are some subtle differences between these and the rural buildings in Belgium (think Waterloo, Ramillies, Oudenaarde).

Gallocelt29 Oct 2019 7:16 a.m. PST

Yeah, that granary building is a real icon of the battle of Aspern Essling. I know Monday Knight Productions have one (resin, 15mm) in their Scenic Effects line. It's probably somewhat downsized so it fits on a war game table. Here's a link to the TMP discussion:

TMP link

Gallocelt29 Oct 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

DestoFante, are we talking a stucco covered house with shuttered windows, a partially hipped red or slate grey tiled roof? If so this would be pretty easy to design.

Sundance29 Oct 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

Paper Terrain https://www.paperterrain.com Makes a lot of paper buildings from different periods/regions. They are very nice, easy to construct and come in both complete and destroyed verions.

Gallocelt29 Oct 2019 9:04 a.m. PST

So here are some examples of my prototype structures. I would like to improve my textures but that all comes as I gain more experience. WWI figures shown.

(I think the German cavalry patrol might be in for a nasty surprise!)

picture


Cheers!

Gallo

14Bore29 Oct 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

I cut out a wood block basically the size of the base to start of the roof to glue the paper to as well as it gives weight so any breeze won't blow them around.

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