Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Campaign PDF No4 - Hofler's Pandours

I've collected all the Hoflers pandours and the Battle of Hofheim posts together and published them in a PDF:

the link is to a google drive based document, please let me know if you have any problems with the link 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Gatehouses and walls - all done

Yesterday evening I pushed on to finish off the the items as far as I wanted to take them 

 The wall sections all done,
with the paper sheet stonework applied to the rear wall. For the walkways I used some Metcalfe OO/HO paving sheet with a grey wash to tone them down.

The rear of the gatehouse 
and with a wall section ....

The gatehouse from the front...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Gatehouses and walls - work in progress

I've been beavering away working on refurbishing gatehouses and wall sections. 


Firstly I've tweaked my more 18C look gatehouse to add more timbering on the top section and provide it with a gate

My other gatehouse is nominally earlier in date but can do service for the 18C, however it is based on a toy and needed some work
ok from the front, but round the back ... the hanging turrets are more obvious
so made the following improvements
  • filled in the missing part of the turrets with cardboard
  • made a guard room either side at the bottom
  • added a new road surface
  • used some printed stone paper to cover up the cardboard
  • printed some images for windows and doors and applied them as needed
still a little work to do followed by using some grey washes to blend in the new sections


The wall sections I use are reasonable from the front, but the fudge up I did on the first build is apparent from the back
so I've added a back supporting wall to all the pieces using cardboard, still need to print and stick on the stone paper for them..
in addition I'm working on a breached section