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Midlander6521 Mar 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

I always admire the wargaming terrain setups where people have gone that little bit further to set the scene and create a convincing and interesting backdrop to the game. I'd like to emulate that approach myself. However, some of my model buildings, especially the older ones, lacked any sort of scenic base appearing to just sprout up from the green gaming cloth so I decided to start rectifying that with a base for some old Hovels resin buildings to represent a pavement, side access way and back gardens.

To make it possible to place troops in the gardens, I made most of the details on three removable bases.

The chickens and pig are from Peter Pig but everything else is scratch built. I was particularly pleased with the corrugated iron effect. This is thick aluminium foil from a tube of tomato puree with the corrugations created by clamping it in a vise with some rubber sheet and a cat's flea comb.

There are some more photos and explanation on my wargames blog.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 8:14 a.m. PST

Great work all the way around; the corrugated roofing does look the part.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 8:31 a.m. PST

Superb terrain pieces! Would love to game on them.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART21 Mar 2022 9:27 a.m. PST

Looks great and there are many ideas to be borrowed.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 11:22 a.m. PST

Excellent work. However, I do not give much for the chances of the pig and chickens …

Midlander6521 Mar 2022 12:11 p.m. PST

Thanks all,. I'd think the pig will soon be guest of honour at a regimental dinner :-)

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 1:08 p.m. PST

Nice work! Details make all the difference

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 2:03 p.m. PST

That is nice work. I did something similar for my 28mm British buildings, but not to that detail.



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2022 5:44 p.m. PST

Very well done. Buildings do need something so that they don't look like boxes on a table and you've gone well beyond the minimum something.

Captain Pete21 Mar 2022 9:10 p.m. PST

Very nice work on the details, Midlander65

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2022 5:16 a.m. PST

That gets a salute!

Looks great.


PeterH22 Mar 2022 7:59 a.m. PST

excellent thanks for sharing it

Louie N24 Mar 2022 9:44 a.m. PST

Amazing pieces!

Borderguy19024 Mar 2022 9:47 p.m. PST

Excellent work. Now I need to upgrade mu Battle Front models, they look terrible now all lonely and plain.

Ryan Rabies30 Mar 2022 1:06 p.m. PST

Those look great! Good work. The Hovels buildings look awesome, too.

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