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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Total Battle Miniatures 6mm Buildings

The more observant may have spotted a couple of new building in the AAR from yesterday. So I guess it's about time to bring them out into the open. Both buildings can be used for my ECW 6mm army and also European Napoleonic battles, so I can get good use out of them.
 
I have a number of reasons to really like this building, first up I made it rather striking and I achieved exactly what I was aiming at. Second, it reminds me of a building in Axbridge were we stayed on Holiday this year. I will be buying a few more of these this year, probably at Triples as I know they are at that convention. At the same time I may just spring for the fortified town tile that I had seen at last years Triples.
 
I really can see three or four in a row looking just the thing on the table. Not that I am now short of buildings either for the ECW or Napoleonic battlefields. The weathering on the food I feel worked. I also washed the windows on all the buildings with blue ink hoping for a glass effect but this did not come off so back to the drawing board.
 
I already owned one of these buildings and it was the first building I finished that time. This one I have improved the thatch a little, not that I want all the thatch to look the same anyway. All the thatched houses around where I live are totally different in looks based on a mix of how long it has been in place and where exactly it is located. I also used a different ink on the plaster again so I had a point of difference.
 

Here we have the two new buildings side by side to give an idea how they look together. I really hope that Total Battle Miniatures continue to expand this range. Just to the right you can see some of the 20mm cavalry I have been working on today. More on these in a few days time after they have been submitted to Curt.
 
I still need a windmill, TBM do a Spanish one but no one seems to do one suitable for other areas, hint hint. Tomorrow will see my first submission to the painting challenge, I have nearly finished my second and I need the third submission towards the end of next week so I had better get cracking.

11 comments:

  1. I used to own a 6mm Baccus windmill, give them a look! But looking at their site it seems to have disappeared!

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  2. They look good enough to eat. Seriously, they look so good, like they were baked and created out of food.

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  3. great work... I am off to read the AAR as I seem to have missed it... great looking looking buildings

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  4. Angel barracks I believe do a 6mm windmill for europe

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  5. Fabulous Ian, can't believe that they are so small - amazing detail.

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  6. Really interesting buildings. For my 6mm Napoleonics... ;-)

    And Merry Christmas :-)

    Marzio.

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  7. @ Ray, yes the Baccus windmill would be perfect, Peter sold the range to someone who then hadpersonal problems and the range has never been release since.

    @ Happy, from a foodie I will take that as compliment ;-)

    @ Gowan, yes I posted one post in the evening the next the following morning so easy to miss

    @ Andrew, seems Angle Barracks no longer do buildings except for Si-Fi which is a shame. I bought these two from AB when they were clearing out the ranges.

    @ PanzerKaput, Thanks, I got a lot out of these, more I think tan I put in, if you know what I mean.

    @Michael, Yes the detail on TBM is great, one of the small buildings has the recess that would hold the boot scraper to remove mud. I was really surpised to see that.

    @ Marzio, yes it works well for that period. Have a Merry Christmas your self

    Ian

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  8. Irregular Miniatures do a few 6mm windmills.

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  9. Irregular Miniatures do a few 6mm windmills.

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  10. Irregular Miniatures do a few 6mm windmills.

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