This is one of three Watermills that Leven Miniatures supply and I felt it looked like it would go well with the Baccus Watermill I already own. You will have to wait for a comparison photo as I want to put them in a correct setting.
Indeed I have 15 more buildings I am painting up right now all in various stages but all of which I hope to finish tomorrow at the latest. These are interestingly (to me at least) are from four different suppliers and span three different periods or Countries! Nice and varied eh?
Anyway back to the Watermill, it's the first of the Leven buildings I have finished and this like the others really is a joy to paint. Better than I expected as the details on the unpreped buildings do not pop out at you. Once you have undercoat on them though they display their detail far more and I found that the primmer went on with no difficulty after the basic wash in soapy water.
This building is a good example of the detail, nice stone work that lends itself to dry brushing to bring up the finish. The brick chimney allowing me to add a nice splash of colour and if that was not enough the wooden shed adds yet more character.
Best yet the building costs just £2.00 so represents great value. Leven are releasing quite a lot of new buildings at the moment spanning between a Saxon Settlement to WWII Normandy Houses and a Shoe Factory!! Leven do plenty of buildings you just don't see elsewhere as well as the obvious buildings others also do adding variety to your 6mm word. Once the Painting Challenge is through I will be buying more from Leven and I still have just under 20 Spanish buildings to paint up! I plan to base up many of the buildings I am painting up at the moment and will do that in breaks in figure painting. I will also post a few pics of all the buildings in a setting once all are finished and I have a spare hour or so.