I had intended to get the last units of my Tudor army finished this week but time got away with me and so I decided to do something ‘easier’ by skipping ahead to some medieval buildings. As it was, they were decidedly more tricky and intricate than anticipated…painting medieval wood-framed buildings in 2mm is very fiddly! All the buildings are from Brigade Models and are wonderfully detailed for such small buildings. The surfaces also have a bit of texture to them which makes painting flat surfaces like plain walls or roofs easier.
This small town has a large church, which may be associated with a monastic order or a saint. There is a network of streets, and buildings of various sizes, all tightly clustered around muddy roads. As would be typical for a market town I made the main street a little wider than the side roads. For the groundwork, I used my usual mix of turf with some lighter-colored grass patched for contrast. The penultimate stage was to soak a few small clumps in PVA and clued them into place to represent a few trees. The last step was a dabble of textured paint (European Mud, by Vallejo) to blend the roads and bare patches in a bit better. Overall I’m pretty happy with this for my first foray into 2mm town planning!
The next piece I did was this small country church. There’s not much to say about this other than the detail is very fine for such a small model and there was little to zero cleaning required prior to undercoating.
These buildings are so cool, Lee! Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm happy with how they turned out.Delete
A thing of beauty Lee, very well done!ReplyDelete
You're making me blush mate 😆Delete
Amazingly good work on those buildings Lee.ReplyDelete
Thank you...high praise given the quality of your own 2mm buildings.Delete
Stunning work, Lee, you’ve really brought out the details in the Brigade buildings, and your basing is absolutely top notch ! - I always find it a struggle to bring depth/definition in small-scale basing, but yours works really well - I think the positioning of the various buildings here has also been really well done - looks natural and organic, just the ticket for Medievals/Renaissance !ReplyDelete
Thank you. I'd finished them but didn't like how the roads looked. Then I found a pot of Vallejo 'mud' effect paint. It's really meant for application on larger vehicle tracks etc but slightly watered down and brushed over the textured roads really brought the model together.Delete