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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Building of the Week Six of the Best

Welcome to another building of the week, I know I know it's been two weeks but I am at last starting to get back in to the swing of things.

Leven Miniatures will be releasing the following buildings in a rather natty pack of six modern garden buildings, great for your modern day wargamer.

A very modern brick built shed with a felted roof wooden trim and double doors. It was a doddle to paint up. I quite often bang on about the texture to Mikes buildings but there is no getting away from it, he simply does this the best out of all the suppliers. You know it's felted as it feels once painted just looks as it should. Same with the brick work, it simply goes together perfectly.

On the other hand if Lee's shed is to be believed Mike has made this one way too small! Only kidding it's an ideal size for sane humans which explains Lee's shed away perfectly.

Again it more or less paints itself as it's obvious what needs to be done to get it looking like an average garden shed.

These sheds are a little smaller and as such I wanted to have a bit of fun with them. I had the idea that they could be little potting sheds or small storage and as such painted them up to be a little more modern, think 30's household, kids still rug rats or with first bikes so painted them up to be a little more trendy ;-)

The larger one lends itself to a potting shed type, my Mother has one with the nice big window for plenty of light. The pink one is perfect for the extra storage type rather than doing something in it. I bet if you open the door it's packed with crap, those pink walls aren't foolin' no one.

Last up is another larger shed and the hardest of all of the buildings to paint, the greenhouse. Why on earth Mike would wish such evil on us is beyond me, seems such a nice bloke as well.

Anyway both buildings are very sound later 20th and early 21st Century structures though the greenhouse would pass for a post war say 1960's garden. Just not sure how best to paint it to get the best out of it. I sent for very pale blue with thinned silver wash over the top. I really like the brick foundation though this does tend to date it a little though you can hide that with reasonable ease if you want it to be fully modern.

Again Mike offers something a little bit different with them being a set and all work together well. When you consider how many buildings he has managed to create in the last few short years it's amazing that he can go so deep into each range. This addition will really help expand what you can do with his modern housing and throw in a few of the factory buildings and you have a very credible setting for some cold war gone hot through to zombie swarms (can even have them erupting out of the cinema!)

Next week should see some new finishes of mine as I finally start working my way through the resin pile of buildings I have allowed to build up.

4 comments:

  1. Those look good, would like a 15mm greenhouse.

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    1. Not sure how you would paint that, it's hard enough in 6mm LOL

      Ian

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  2. I love these Ian, it is the little extras that really set the scene.

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    1. Your right Michael and Leven have a fair few of these scene setting buildings, another future small building being an outside forge

      Ian

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