Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Building of the Week - Something Old & Something New

Leven Miniatures will be releasing a range of trees around June/July and I have spruced up a few bases to show them off. The image above is of a new unit just painted as I wanted at least one unit to ytry them for size.

Part of my small town and one of the tallest buildings I own from Leven is the Fachwerkhaus coming in at 55mm in height. The tree trunk is made of fire painted brown and this is also the limbs of the trees. The foliage clumps have been glued to these limbs to good effect and seem to be very well attached.

The trees certainly have a tree like appearance and as far as I know all the pieces available are of this shape and none of the ball and Christmas tree shapes of old.

Four sizes are going to be available 30, 40, 45 and 50mm. The 30mm look great for orchards and we will be adding a fair few to our Waterloo board around Hougoumont, these are the last images shown of the post.

Here you can see the limbs a bit better. Far more realistic than the ones I have of old. Whilst I am not at liberty to reveal the prices they are typically Leven attractive and I expect Leven will be getting a few side orders of tree with building orders.

Anyone remember the farm painting tutorial? Well this tile is now known as Orchard Farm. I had planned to put six trees on the base but could not squeeze the extra two on without getting too close to the house.


Still I think they give the right impression. I am not sure how many we will need but have ordered forty of that one alone so we are sure to have enough and I have plenty of farms that need produce.

We will use the trees as a general mix making use of all sizes with the smallest also being used at the edges of the woods to represent younger trees. Given the pricing you can afford to be generous with your battlefield.

The trees do not come with bases but they are easy enough to knock out. In this case it suits to drill holes into the tile and glue them in place. Other ones will be either glued to pennies or some form of irregular base to hold a few trees. 

4 comments:

  1. Those terrain tiles look the business.
    I'll keep an eye out for those trees from Leven Miniatures (I've just found their website on google) as it was the same type of trees I used for my blog game and the company I purchase from locally only ever has limited stock. Cheers for the info.

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    1. If you email Mike, you may be able to get him to supply some before June/July. Hope so as I need loads from him before then LOL

      Ian

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  2. Very impressive trees considering the scale! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I agree, the detail is better than many a 15mm tree I have seen. Mind you I still have a load of other trees that need making up

      Ian

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