The December Toy Soldier show saw me talking to Bob Jones (aka UKreb) and plans were hatched to deliver the farm house at the March show just gone. I was so pleased and couldn't wait to start.
The full how to article will be published in a future edition of the Toy Soldier Collector so I won't go into loads of detail here.
The job started with just the farmhouse
|the house just after the battle.|
I built the frame of the house from my usual foam board and then used balsa for the wooden cladding. I then decided on white walls and green wooden shutters. That is slightly different to the colour scheme today but looking at the original photo it does suggest the scheme I decided.
Here are a few photos showing work in progress:
As it got closer to being finished Bob and I began discussing how it would be displayed at show. This chat resulted in me making the barn and a wagon shed. The barn still has a cannon ball in it so I decided to make that part of it. It wasn't feasible to make the whole thing as these barns are enormous things. The model is only about 8" deep with a flat back, designed to go at the back of any display.
Here they are finished: To give you an idea of the size- the farmhouse is over 18" long.