There is still plenty of time to Salute (I wish) so starting the last module for the Normandy village at the beginning of February showed far too much forward planning. The whole game will be at Salute and will be show casing my work along with figure painting by Artmaster and AFV model making and painting by Troop of Shrew.
This last module is a row of houses to go at the end of the village, backing onto some hedges. The plan was as on this sketch:
I first of all designed and cut out the fronts of the houses. I used 5mm thick foam board for most of it except for the ruined walls where I used 10mm thick foam board. I have some resin pieces that I had made of ruined wall that are 10mm thick so I needed the base wall to be the same thickness.
The ruined bits of resin wall have been one of my favourite bits of resin I had made. I find them extremely useful and the effect is just what I am looking for. They look a bit odd in the above shots as you can see the join but it gets better.
The pavement was tackled next with textured plasticard with the edges covered in masking tape. I use the biggest sheets I can find to reduce the joins.
The next thing I did was to add internal walls and floors into the buildings that weren't damaged. The floors were necessary for putting in figures when playing but I add the walls to stop you being able to look through the house to the back. It seems to me to be very rare for you to be able to do that in reality so by stopping it happening in the model just helps making it look more real.
Once that had dried I added more detail on the outside of the houses including shutters and drain pipes.
I still have a bit of model making to do- adding the back yard ground work, texturing the yard walls, the roofs and adding general debris to the ruins. Once all that is done all that is left is to paint it.
The plan is completion by the end of February.