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TacticalPainter0127 Oct 2021 6:23 p.m. PST

The next game in an American War of Independence campaign will need a barn, a piece of terrain I'm yet to add to my 28mm collection (plenty in the 20mm collection, but a bit small). Rather than work from an existing MDF model as I have with my other buildings I decided this was straightforward enough that I should try to scratch build one instead. I know, a bit old school in this day and age, what with laser cut MDF and 3D printing, nonetheless for those interested I've put together a step-by-step tutorial on how I did it that you can find here Scratchbuilding a 28mm Wooden Barn

The shape is made from foam core:


The wooden planks were made from coffee stirrers (bought from a craft store…..I've got better things to do than grab handfuls from the nearest Starbucks):


Here's the finished result:



BigfootLover27 Oct 2021 6:26 p.m. PST


myxemail27 Oct 2021 6:34 p.m. PST

Nicely done. The weathered look of the wood is very nicely done

doc mcb27 Oct 2021 6:39 p.m. PST


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 12:09 a.m. PST

Very impressive.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 1:11 a.m. PST

Very nice!

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 1:52 a.m. PST

Those door hinges are great. Nice touch to be able to open the doors.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 2:34 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 4:07 a.m. PST

What a terrific job you did….a lovely little piece!

Federico28 Oct 2021 4:07 a.m. PST

very nice model indeed and I guess very cheap too compared with 28mm building prices !?
Well done , I like the weathering!

historygamer28 Oct 2021 4:23 a.m. PST

Very nice.

CHRISTHEMODELMAKER Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 4:35 a.m. PST

Beautiful artwork.
I like the scratch built pieces.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 5:24 a.m. PST


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 6:39 a.m. PST

Great building! I have only seen brightly colored coffee stirrers, and will have to look for the unpainted variety.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 7:26 a.m. PST

Great work!

huron72528 Oct 2021 1:08 p.m. PST


Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 2:05 p.m. PST

Excellent scratch-build!

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 4:55 p.m. PST

Nice job!

Old Contemptible28 Oct 2021 7:03 p.m. PST

Outstanding! I couldn't do that.

Jeffers29 Oct 2021 12:02 a.m. PST


tom dulski29 Oct 2021 2:30 a.m. PST

Remarkable work

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2021 3:32 a.m. PST
CeruLucifus29 Oct 2021 9:43 a.m. PST

Looks great!

Brian of the Ville29 Oct 2021 10:20 a.m. PST

Well done indeed.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2021 10:43 a.m. PST


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