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Colonel Chabert26 Oct 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

The first two terrain boards for my Ukrainian town project are now complete. The board themselves are 12mm MDF reinforced on the underside with 20mm aluminium profiles to prevent warping. The town is to be called Kamenets-Chabertsky and, if it existed, would be found around 25km NW of Jitomir (Zhytomyr) in the NW of the country.

Here are a couple of photos of the boards before buildings, trees etc have been placed on top. The large road on the right (north) is the highway linking Novograd-Volynsky to Jitomir:

And now with everything in place. A couple of general views:

The main street, Novaya Ulitsa:

The back gardens of the buildings on Novaya Ulitsa and then Ulitsa Schevchenko with the vehicle repair shop:

Communist party HQ (formerly Town Hall):

Market square with booths:

The gas lamps:

The junction of Schevchenko, Staraya and Novaya:

View down Staraya Ulitsa:

Two views of School No37:

A bush:

The junction of Schevchenko and the Novograd-Jitomir Highway:

The next stage of the project is to complete the two half-boards with the old village and an orchard which go to the east of the town centre. After that, and on the other side of the highway, will be a railway line, a gasworks and a small factory. But all that is a way off yet.

Hope you enjoy and thanks to all who have posted comments on my earlier photos of the buildings.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 6:52 a.m. PST

Aren't we approaching "photo-real" here?

Well, I'd be real happy to play on any of these 'game' boards!

Awesome work Col. Chabert.

Grelber26 Oct 2021 8:41 a.m. PST

Great looking game boards!


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 8:51 a.m. PST

Superb work! Need a couple of peasants, an ox-cart and the commissar's car to bring it to life pre-war!

Olaf 0326 Oct 2021 9:50 a.m. PST

Beautiful work!

I apologize if you have stated this before but what size figures is this for (15mm, 20mm, 28mm) and are the buildings scratch built or did you buy them?

Captain Pete26 Oct 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

Those are excellent looking terrain boards, Colonel Chabert!
I like the way everything blends in. What did you use for the cobblestone streets?

Colonel Chabert26 Oct 2021 12:33 p.m. PST

Olaf: These are for 15mm figures. The buildings are from Auhagen's HO/TT range, some of them quite heavily converted.
Captain Pete: the cobblestone surface of the main street is made by Noch (ref 60326 Dorfplatz).

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 3:48 p.m. PST

Absolutely amazing! What an inspiration.

Thank you for sharing.

Simo Hayha26 Oct 2021 6:53 p.m. PST

that is amazing. better than most dioramas

Old Contemptible26 Oct 2021 10:02 p.m. PST


Serge6927 Oct 2021 12:54 a.m. PST


arealdeadone27 Oct 2021 3:41 p.m. PST

Simply wow. That is phenomenal work!

Monophagos30 Oct 2021 6:06 a.m. PST

Very impressive! Well done.

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