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Dan in Vermont29 Mar 2021 9:47 a.m. PST

Looking for ideas on vendors for:
- 1/87, 1/76 or 1/72 buildings
Also, any ideas:
-what color for the roof
-what color for walls?
-what color for stone?

Did they whitewash / put plaster over stone?

Thanks, Dan

Rich Bliss29 Mar 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

Sarissa. Has some lovely European houses perfect for Belgium. For colors, I'd suggest whites, light yellows, pinks and oranges, with grey slate or reddish clay roofs

Dan in Vermont29 Mar 2021 12:42 p.m. PST

thanks! in looking at modern day photos of the region, the roofs seem to be very dark almost black.

Rich Bliss29 Mar 2021 1:20 p.m. PST

They are. That's slate. I was there about 15 years ago. The slate is very prevalent and seems old enough to have been there in 44

GROSSMAN29 Mar 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

Try the interweb. On Facebook, there are Bolt Action wargame sites you can look through.

olicana30 Mar 2021 4:01 a.m. PST

If you are looking for accurate colours, and building style for that matter, it's best not to look at what wargamers use for their games. Most gamers, myself included, are happy with period buildings from the right wargame continental region. E.g. For WW2: NW Europe Eastern Front Mediterranean North African Far East.

It's about as far as most of us go, I'm afraid.

You could google Belgium art – city scenes? – of the thirties. paintings would give some period detail in colour.

Dan in Vermont30 Mar 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

Thanks, all, especially Rich Bliss. The modern day photos do indeed show them as black so glad to hear it confirmed by what you saw in person!

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