I had a blog giveaway not so recently and one prize was £9 worth of Levin Miniatures buildings that were to be painted by me. Well I encountered a few delays most of my own making but at last I have finished them today and re-launched building of the week after three weeks break.
So I give you a 6mm barn that could have been straight out of The Walking Dead, but instead it's going to be used in 6mm ACW battles I believe.
This American Style Barn (FAR12) costs £2.50 and is a very straight forward paint. So much so I added a few replacement planks in the walls to give it a little more interest. The basic paint job then got a Chestnut Brown drawing ink wash followed when dry with Iraqi sand dry brush on all but the roof sections.
It's a fairly simple building though I really like the shape of the model. If it was for a more modern setting I probably added some colour to the window frames and/or doors. As it is I still like the finished product.
GEN09 Timber Water Mill again great value at £2.00. From this angle it could just be a rehouse or workshop and it would be great if the mill workings could be removed by Mike and the building offered in that variant as well.
Again the ink wash was used but this time I left it alone and allowed the ink to do all the work. This way the two buildings can be on the same part of the board without them looking the same.
HUT05 is part of the Miscellaneous section but seems ideal for the ACW fan's and is nice and cheap at £1.50 It's as simple as it gets and quite small coming home at £1.50 and again I used the same style of painting as the Water Mill.
All three together, though the hut seems a little larger than it is with it in the front. So the fast counters amongst will have noted that this does not make £9 and you would be right.
Take a look in accessories and you will find ACC01 a pack of ten tents for £2.50 comprising of five large and five small tents which actually was the most time consuming and challenging to paint.
It's not easy to see but I painted on creases and shading to try and get them looking like canvas. In fact the only white on them was some of the final highlights the rest were versions of ivory and off white.
So these should be on their way sometime this wee and so beet the Christmas rush. Now I had better gone with some more of mine for next week.