Sunday, 2 December 2018

A Tale of Ten Cities

Well cities and towns really. This series of posts will chart the development of ten of our ranges in various scales. Hopefully this will encourage us to fill in gaps and add some typical details to the cities and towns we produce. 

I will be focusing on the following-

28mm Old West
20mm Normandy
10mm Modern/Sci fy
6mm Modern city
28mm Normandy
28mm Spanish/Italian
28mm Roman
15mm Spanish
15mm Normandy
28mm ACW

First up is-

28mm Old West

When putting out the figures i picked up a couple of bank robbers and quickly realised i don't have a bank!

Really need some fencing for the Livery stable

Next up

10mm Modern/Sci Fy

My son has a collection of Dropzone Commander factions so this range got off the ground for our own use.

In the right foreground is a bombed out abandoned quarter which has been earmarked for redevelopment into an advanced ultra modern quarter. The first part of this can be seen in the left foreground. To the rear can be seen the in between development of commercial buildings.

Plenty of painting or repainting needed here with plenty of rubble needed for the bombed out buildings. I may have these covered in plant life so they look long abandoned. I have been experimenting with this on 28mm Normandy buildings depicting creeping ivy and it looks good adding a nice touch of colour.

Using my newly acquired, well last years birthday present anyway, airbrush the main building here painted in layers. I am just starting to use this despite having if for nearly 2 years now!

The figures, vehicles and ships are Dropzone Commander.

Last one for today is-

20mm Normandy

This table uses models from the 20mm Normandy and Normandy ruined ranges.

A column of 20mm German tanks makes its way through the village. Britannia and SHQ models.

The idea is to represent a typical Normandy terraced street. Typically these would consist of a hotch potch of various buildings with different door sizes and even floor, and therefore window heights.

Some of these models are inspired by period images of places like Carentan and St Lo and of course Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan. The 15 and 28mm ranges are basically the same models scaled up or down.

The church and farm.

Notice the different door and window heights on this shot.

We have more ruined versions that need to be added.

The building on the right is based on a one in the later scenes of Saving Private Ryan.

More in the next few days.