Saturday, May 28, 2022

Commandos for special op's...

Added a couple of commandos to work with the French resistance, some second hand figures given a paint refresh...

Monday, March 14, 2022

French Buildings ....

The 1/72 Valiant and Amourfast buildings finished ....



The church (3d Print), painted up ....
a row of four 3d printed buildings....


A barracks or single storey wooden industrial building .... (made from card and printed sides/roof from a free file downloaded in 2016 from the Ebob website, took me a while to get round to using it ! )

Chateau HQ for the germans, trying out a small setup ...


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Some French Buildings (4) .. Shop ..

 I used the left over shop front bits from the Valiant 1/72 house and combined them with an ArmourFast 1/72 Farm House to make up a shop...

Friday, March 4, 2022

Some French Buildings (3) .. Church

Had to have a suitable church, rather than faff about and scratch build one to suit I found a nice 3d printed one. I went for the iconic one from St Mere Eglise - printed for 15mm.

Why 15mm ? Any bigger for 1/72 or 28mm and it would dominate the table too much. It is about a foot long and nice inches tall (no bigger in footprint than the church I use for Somewhere in England).

I had to tweak the main door to make it larger, by filling in with cardboard - works ok for 20mm figs - a bit small for 28mm figs, but will work well in game as a backdrop item ...



Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Some French Style buildings (2) ....

 

This time, a couple of Valiant 1/72 French House/Shop kits, good solid buildings with the option for 'instant ruin' where the top half comes off.  For me I wanted them solid so filled in the slight gap between the two halves with some wood filler.  

I made up the two - one as a shop and the other as a house.....

they'll get painted up at some stage.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Policeman on patrol ...

 The converted figure has now been painted and is out on patrol in Nouvion...


Friday, February 25, 2022

Some French Style buildings ....

 Needed to add a bit of French style housing stock, I've had a  look at the Amourfast farmhouse

I bought two, easy to assemble (reasonably priced). The plastic is a bit thin, but when built it holds together well - extra internal bracing for robustness could be added, but otherwise fine.  They also have possibilities for kit-bashing.

Although 1/72, it is a good size and looks OK with a 25/28mm figure; since they be used with 1/72 (20mm) figs as well then they'll do. 

I have a couple of Valiant 1/72 houses on order to see how they'll size up. I have been ogling some 3D printed items too.