Monday, 30 May 2011

Medieval Village (1/72nd)

Same construction method as the Roman Town, the only real change is with the thatched roofs. These are done by glueing clumps of Handbrush bristles onto  cardboard.
This time I´ve given a bit more thought to the basing. I´ve made the bases so that each section can be rearranged to give a different layout when needed.
The "decoration isn´t finished, bushes , trees, a bit more grass and a few animals will be added.
Random arrangment. The two round huts (pig keeper on the right) are re-used from this dio...NO TAXES!!
View from "pig keepers" across the square, of  the pub
Set up in a  "the injuns are coming!!"  pattern
Some street pieces, a  church and graveyard with charnel house are in construction

Hello to Wilson Edward Toy Soldiers. On his blog,Wilson Eward Toy Soldiers, he shows a grand collection of 54mm Bods and his other Blog, Land of the Lead, deals with all aspects of bod collecting...with some very clever photos..
Hello to Anubis 88...now this is where it gets a bit confusing because yesterday I saw that Yarik from Yarik Miniatures blog, announced that his friend had set up a blog...called Anubis Miniatures. but he has an Avatar, and Anubis 88, hasn´t. So either you are both one and the same or......different,  which would be a big coincidence :-D Anyway...thanks to Anubis 88 for following and look at Anub
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is´s excellent painting on his blog...Anubis Miniatures.
I´d like also to give a shout for Irqan´s blog, Plastic Zombie. He´s been about on the net for a while but has just set up his blog and will be using plastic bods for Zombie gaming...looks fun already :-D

17 comments:

  1. Very nice made Paul!

    But it looks so cheap ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  2. nice use of things found around the house. these look great.

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  3. Great buildings and great photos I like the one from the Pig keepers to the pub!

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  4. Excellent stuff again Paul! And simple but effective idea about the basing

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  5. I wil being using your thatching technique for a caslte wall project in WIP.I bought some plastic foam today after seeing yours and Thanos's buildings and plan on giving it a bash.
    That gives me an idea for a duel.....!

    Cheers Rich.

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  6. Great looking village, I have some Vikings who like to come and pillage and loot it! :)

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  7. Great stuff! While I'm waiting on funds to get a magnifier for painting; I'm making a ring fort for the Celtos game I shall be painting. I'm making round thatch huts and can't seem to figure out how to make the roof. Thought of the brush, but my wife wouldn't let me destroy the poor sweeping brush in the garage. You mention card, how did you do it conical?

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  8. Very cleaver - I like the basing arrangements, which I am doing too with our Dark Ages buildings.

    I like your thatching effects - if you want to try something different, give teddy bear fur a go. Thats what I have used and while it is very fiddly, it has a great result too, and will give you a bit of variety in your village.

    Did you sculpt those circular Celtic style huts? I like them very much too!

    Great stuff as always Paul - most inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing

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  9. Pig keepers of the pub!!! :-)
    I like it Paul.Very good work!
    T.

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  10. Wow Paul you are a very busy boy. Great work as always.

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  11. Very nice work my friend, talented git.

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  12. Very well done Paul. Most impressed. You have given me some good ideas for the Dark Age builings I started last night.

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  13. Thanks :-D
    I will do another "how to" for the round huts and the thatching...it is also very easy as I´m a lazy git who likes to take shortcuts :-D
    Cheers
    Paul

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  14. Well if your shortcuts turn out like that, I'm all for them matey!

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  15. Very effective and looks really nice.

    Christopher

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  16. Great work Paul. I bet gluing those bristles on was a bit messy!!

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