Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 19 May 2014

Building of the Week - Doing Them Again

I have tackled most of the Leven Miniatures buildings shown below at least once but here they are again though in all cases I will be basing them at some point in the next few weeks. I have to come up with a few biys to add to their bases so they are more interesting.

This is an old favourite of mine but this time I went with red roofs. I have based the two buildings with another for a larger farm, these will be finally put onto a 60x120 base with room to spare for a few bit's to one side.

I went with a full wooden extension to FAR01 Farmhouse (£2.00) but all the doors were treated to a lick of colour paint rather than the boring brown I would do normally, obviously this farmer is a bit better off.

FAR02 the stable block (£2.50) looks plain enough but closer attention shows the stone work is not 100% even, looks like someone has done some repair work to the corner of the wall nearest. I know I bang on about the texture of these buildings but these have had a basic grey paint job followed by a ink wash that I have pooled in some areas and swept really thin in others. The level of detail really helps this work and gives great results for reasonable effort allowing me to put the extra time into the base work when I am ready.

Granary Store FAR03 and Storehouse FAR07 each £2.00 are nice basic buildings that could be placed on a base with the farm for a less prosperous farm which would fit on a 60x60 base with no trouble. True it would be a bit cramped but that would add to the look I would want from them and yes that's for another time.

Instead these will be used for a workshop and wood store for my town and will sit next to the burning building at least some of the time. Again a fairly basic paint job but dry brushed before applying the ink this time.

Nice simple structures that don't cost an arm and a leg allowing you to build up a reasonably priced collection that are not all eye catching main buildings and so bring more realism to the wargame table. Fortunately Leven also do the centre pieces as well. Actually I don't think any other supplier has a wide a range of buildings in any scale as Leven.

Another building for the town, something all towns need, a brewery. IND09 Small Brewery (£2.00) can of course be used for plenty of other industrial uses but I plan to make a load of barrels so that my town's folk can get hammered right and proper!

I do like the chance to do brick sections to stone buildings though this building would look rather nice with different coloured stones held together with thick slap of mortar, that can wait for next time when this building will be a metal workers or something.

Here for scale we have some Prussian Ulan's that are almost finished, almost. All five buildings were finished by Sunday morning but I really did not want to post about them before the Triples loot post.

10 comments:

  1. They look fantastic. Your right about Leven, there collection of buildings is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks mate, the coming soon section has a whole lot more as well. I still have a bunch of buildings to work on but most are ones I have painted a good number of times but I will be getting more fairly soon.

      Ian

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  2. They look great. You always do nice work.

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    1. Thanks Happy, I do like painting these

      Ian

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  3. Nice looking buildings. I just caught up with the blog and enjoyed reading about your rpg campaign and your son going to triples.

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    1. Thanks Sean, he spent most of yesterday painting his purchases from Triples, at least six hours and was really surprised at his work

      Ian

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  4. They really do add a touch of class to the battlefield and compliment your beautiful miniatures superbly. Love that final photograph Ian.

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    1. Why thank you Michael, looking forward to the Waterloo game where all the painted buildings, figures and terrain will be shown off in all their glory. Lots more to do before then though

      Ian

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  5. Wonderful work there Ian and the red tiles do add a bit of colour

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    1. I intentionally do most of my European buildings in dull colours but the odd one nice and bright can't hurt

      Ian

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