Saturday, 7 July 2012

plague house...

This was one of my Salute purchases... kind of an impulse really as I'd been umming and arring over a few lasercut buildings... technically, this was one of the prepainted models I think, as it had a touch more detail on it and this particular building (the medium Medieval hovel) isn't available as a basic kit like the timber frame cottage... either way I got to work...


 as before, balsa added for timbers, but I tried liquid g/s for the render on this one, and it gave an interesting finish when stippled...


the cracks and exposed wattle are part of the original lasercut kit... the inside came with a seperate sheet of mdf for the detailed interior, I didn't use this as I was going to dress the interior myself, and it also meant I had two buildings (all bar a roof) from the same kit... the frame of the fire pit is included, with added sand for ash and some chopped up matchsticks for burnt logs, the straw is the bristles from an old toothbrush - I wasn't sure that was going to work at first as it's a bit disconcerting looking at pink and blue bits at the bottom of your model...


the kit also comes with some teddy fur for thatching, but as I'd already done towelling, I did it again here... I original tried a single piece, but that didn't look right, so did some uneven strips - my intention for this was an old hovel away from any village, so it would be dirty, unused and grotty... annoyingly, I'm not 100% sure that the thatch has worked this time, the colour seems a little bit off...


oh, and I just couldn't resist the plague cross on the door... I know it should be red, but that seemed a bit too garish...

2 comments:

Tony said...

Nice. I like the subtle colours and I also think the thatch looks OK.

Tony

Brummie said...

This looks great I've made some of my own cottages (tiles roof's) and the weathering and crack look great may have to add some to my own