My latest entry to the Painting Challenge is another one of my bluefoam scratch-built model ruins for Forstgrave. I do have some more resin models to work on but these still need to be cleaned and primed so I decided to work on one of my foam models first. I'm doing buildings in several styles, some are monumental buildings 'made' of great stone blocks while other buildings are brick and plaster. This is one of the latter and represents a crumbling Inn or coaching house.
I went to town on this building throwing all my newly learned foam modelling techniques at it. So we have brickwork exposed under the plaster, window ledges and lintels, cracked plasterwork and even the remains of a wooden floor and internal walls. I'm hoping to make more buildings like this later in the challenge, with a view to providing a variety of modular terrain and multiple levels for players to exploit. I have made some smaller buildings which will be seen later in the challenge and will be exploring various techniques as I learn them. Incidentally, I have found YouTube an invaluable resource for how-to videos and tutorials and would definitely recommend this for anyone tackling this material for the first time.
Aside from using the bluefoam for the walls I also used thinner foam board for details like the window ledges and coffee sticks to make the wooden floors. As before, the ground is covered in a scattering of tallus and hand made bricks to represent the collapsed roof. I did consider building up the floor with a depth of collapsed building but decided I needed relatively flat floors for models to be placed on.
The whole building stands a little over 4.5" tall and has a 'footprint' of 6" by 9" giving an internal volume 243in³ so a little over one terrain box.
Very nice work Lee. Scratchbuilding is one of our hobbys great pleasures IMHO.ReplyDelete
It took a while but was great fun. I'm very much a beginner but I'm looking forward to giving more complex projects a try.Delete
Crackin' work ol' chap!ReplyDelete
Thanks ol' bean!Delete
Looks great, all the of different techniques have worked well!ReplyDelete
As a first effort I'm pretty pleased.Delete
Great Stuff! How did you achieve the plaster part of the external wall? Is that card of some sort?ReplyDelete
No, that's the real surface of the foam sheet I was using. The Brick sections were marked out and then smoothed down about 1mm with a flat metal spatula. With the brick sections flattened I carved the bricks in them so it looks like a brick wall covered in plaster.Delete