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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Norman Chapel - Building of the Week

At Joy of Six I picked up my order from Leven Miniatures and included is this lovely Norman Chapel which is yet to be released. It's rather small as the last picture will show but really looks the part of a rural out of the way type it is meant to represent. We actually have one similar in the village I grew up in and it's this one I based this model on.

As yet I don't have a code for it nor a price but Mike will have that up on the site when it comes out. I have a feeling in might be fairly soon as he was asking about my progress the other day but that's speculation.

Whilst editing the photo's Cath looked over my shoulder and said that looks old and run down which I was happy with as that's the look I was aiming for. Obviously if your fighting Dark Age or Medieval battles then you would want it looking all fresh and new. If I was basing this one I would use the dry stone walls ACC02 selling at £3.00 per set and include a graveyard and of course a tree.

It's a quick paint, I used Vallejo 70976 Buff as a base for the stone work and added 862 Black Grey to the Buff and picked out odd stones for a colour difference. The roof I left primer grey (Lazy I know) but watered down the Buff/Black Grey mix down heavily and washed the roof with this. Following up with brown and black ink washes waiting till the first wash was almost dry and over lapping them. I repeated this a couple of times which gave depth to the washes and helped with the imprecision  of built up grime.

Last off I washed the walls in brown ink varying the amount of ink a little to add interest. I went with no stained glass as many a small Church would not have replaced any they had from the Civil War period (if in the UK) and I am not sure if Europe actually went for stained glass the way we Brits did.

And for scale we will use the good old Baccus Artillery piece and a 1p coin, that's about the same size as the US and Euro cent. As you can see it's probably the smallest place of worship Leven do but I enjoyed painting it more than I expected. Even with the extra work picking out the stones and the multiple washes I managed to get it done in an evening. 

Next weeks Building of the week will be a little different, for starters I did not paint the buildings in the post! But I am rather pleased with my input in this project, look for it next week.

6 comments:

  1. now that is a lovely looking chapel Ian!

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    1. Thanks Roger, you can also paint up the bell tower as a wooden structure, especially good if your doing Dark Ages or such

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Robert, was a nice quick paint as well

      Ian

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  3. Small but lovely!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Yes and on it's way back to Leven over the weekend LOL

      Ian

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