Friday, 29 January 2016

Uplifting some HO Buildings...

Decided to rework some of my HO buildings so they work better with 28mm figures. Three of my buildings needed doing -  adding larger doors and doorsteps, for an archway I raised it up about 20mm to allow a mounted figure to pass through - I made the changes using some thin cardboard

 To finish off I did the minimum painting, although one had the lower stonework brought out by dry brushing with medium brown colour; here they are placed on some Metcalfe cobbled sheet.
 The enhanced buildings used with some others to start the build-up of a little bit of a 'street scape' ..


8 comments:

  1. The building really capture the look of a town from the mid seventeen hundreds. Very well done. Thanks for posting.
    Jerry

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  2. Excellent work...looks like a very nice place to live.

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  3. Allan, your scale change has worked very well. Like yourself, I too am looking into some system of cobbled streets for my Georgian town. Michael

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  4. Allan,
    Your reconstruction is perfectly done. Well done. Lovely and on target.
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    This reminded me of a principle from my days in model railroading; scenic compression. I think you know about this but if not here goes. Imagine buying two (or more) similar buildings. Don't construct the them completely. Take as many outside building walls as seem logical and afterwards lean them against the back wall of your war game table. Position all to give more depth.
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    Another trick is to use a smaller scale than HO against the wall of your war game room at the table edge there.
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    Cheers,
    Bill

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  5. That looks really great. Takes me back to the discussion on the old MajGen Tremorden's site, where they discussed how precious each square inch on a gaming table was. I think the quote that grabbed me the most was, "Building footprints should be as small as possible, without looking ridiculous."

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  6. I should elaborate Allan,
    What I meant to say but did not was. Use your new buildings of course as is. Add more. However, behind them place building fronts, sides and rears I wrote about above to give the illusion of depth and a bigger village/city.
    Cheers,
    Bill

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  7. As usual, just splendid!... Bill

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