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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Building of the Week - Stone Granary

Building of he week will really come in two parts this week I show you FAR16 Stone Granary House from the Farming section at Leven Miniatures coming in at just £3.00. I decided I wanted this one to possibly be German so went for a limestone finish. Part two next week will show the farmhouse that goes with it and hopefully both based if I can find the time as I have the week off and will be doing lots in the day time so evenings may be just doss in front of the TV time.



I am a real fan of the various farm out buildings that Leven do as they can really add character to a terrain tile with the various set ups you can do. I plan to use a bunch of them in another European farm complex that could be the scene of the same desperate defence as Hougoumont in future battles.



FAR16 though is a modest building somewhat larger than the standard FAR01 farmhouse though it's not as tall allowing FAR01 to sit well with it. I went with a similar coloured roof to the walls based on a few German buildings I ran down through google.

Mike has done a number of new buildings with turrets recently and he seems to have it all sorted from the turret itself. This building would benefit from the painter using a little filler but in this case I was just too impatient for that! Also from a reasonable distance they fade way back so it's not really needed, unless of course you decide put images at least twice the size of the building on your blog.


View from above showing the tiling effect. I really like the finish ad looks even better from just a little distance away. Once I have this and the farmhouse based it will be a real keeper.

Scale shot, though the guns are on a base so makes the building look a little smaller than it it. Also this is a sneak peak at the new 1812-15 foot artillery, though I have subbed a howitzer onto this base.

Most of next week will be dedicated to 6mm as I have finished the 1812-15 Infantry, the French in Greatcoats and the other three 1812-15 guns and will be showing these off as well as the completed farm tile. It's a bit ironic then that I am working on the first two points of my SAGA Vikings which should be finished off this week if all goes to plan.

8 comments:

  1. That is a very cool building. Nice work there Ian! Looking forward to seeing the French and the Vikings!

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    1. Thanks Roger, well the first of the French are now on display

      Ian

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  2. That's another splendid addition to the collection.

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    1. Thanks Michael, that collection is getting rather large, not that I am complaining

      Ian

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  3. Agree! Great looking granary!

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    1. Cheers, looking forward to basing it this week

      Ian

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