Sunday, 16 March 2014

Making Garden Walls and a Base for a Row of Houses.


I purchased some of the excellent houses from www.4Ground.co.uk a while ago and finally got around to building the kits. I decided to add to them by giving them front and rear gardens and a base.
I noticed on a couple of the other blogs the guys were using old paintbrushes with the bristles removed and then using these as brick stamps pressing the empty metal into the high density foam. This is what I have done on the rear garden walls.

I will let the pictures do the talking.



 





And a few staged action shots to finish.














 

32 comments:

  1. It works very well, duly noted. Thanks Pat.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this tip very effective

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  3. Gorgeous. Every time you post pics all i can think is ''wow i want to play on that''

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  4. Fekkin' brilliant! Nicely done.

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  5. Lovely effect on those walls. Very jealous!

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  6. Very nice. Thanks for the tip about the walls.

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  7. They look great Pat, excellent job.

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  8. Impressive terrain work as always - you've enhanced the already nice 4-Ground pieces even more. Best, Dean

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  9. All i can say WOW!!! Great work...

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  10. Amazing looking terrain! And a great tip for making the walls

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  11. I tired that tip before but without much success. I will have to give it another go. Great results here Pat, very impressive in fact!

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  12. Excellent work! Where did you get the iron fences?

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Leif, the iron fence came as extra with some Tamiya road signs I bought off ebay. I have just googled the railings and 1/35 scale metal fence by Mini Art look like they are the same item but can't be 100% sure. 1/35 is obviously a lot bigger scale but if you look at my pictures the railing is a lot bigger than the 28mm figure stood next to it and it seems to work.

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  13. Stunning work Pat !, realy like the look of the houses on your base, get them look even better ! Very nice to see the reed briiks that tie the houses and tour base together.

    You are realy a tallented builder, it always look so, so so, good! Thanks for the idéas and all inspiration !

    Best regards Michael

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  14. A masterpiece in every street corner...amazing, really amazing!

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  15. Very effective and as usual Pat they look super!

    Christopher

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  16. great stuff Pat! now can you make some for me ;0)

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  17. Fantastic result!!! These buildings are really nice and you have left them perfect!

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  18. Very inspiring! Now I want to get out my foam cutter!

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  19. Excellent house Pat you did a fantastic job on it...the roof is perfect

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  20. Just incredible building...a true master piece

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  21. Your terrain is amazing Pat. Another great post

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  22. Superb terrain. Magnifique !
    It's always a pleasure to come and see your posts.
    The french Pat

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  23. Geez chap that is rather lovely

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  24. Thank you gentlemen for your kind remarks.

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  25. Great work, I would love to see any pics of the lledo conversions of you get a chance.

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    1. Hi Shawn,
      My next post will be more terrain and the one after that will be of the Lledo conversions, along with some Russian infantry riding in the back.

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  26. i bow down to you, sir. it's truly awesome. great job!!!

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