Saturday, 28 May 2016

SETTING THE SCENE part 5 Buildings and Wagons.


Latest batch for 'Setting the Scene' is laser-cut buildings and wagons, also a scratch built small lake/pond.

Although I have winterised these buildings, I have done them in a way that I can remove the snow and use them in their original state for a sunnier setting. I have also used this method with some of my existing resin buildings, as you will see in the following pictures.

   The laser-cut buildings are from Charlie Foxtrot and the wagons are from Warbases. The resin Church and stable is from Total Battle Miniatures. I have textured and prepped the laser-cut stuff before painting and there will be a full tutorial of how I did this and the temporary snow effects in ''Setting the Scene' when it gets released.

The following pictures show both the summer and winter options.






 
Here you can see a comparison shot of the laser-cut building on the left and the resin building on the right.
 


 
And the same buildings with the winter effects.

 

I have set the scene for a few action shots, so you get to see the buildings from different angles.










 









 
 
 
 

39 comments:

  1. Most excellent, looks cold, wet & miserable. Really interested to see how those wintry effects are removed.

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  2. really looking forward to the publication.

    john

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  3. This looks great Pat. I really think this publication of yours may well be a must have purchase for all wargamers once it's released.

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  4. Excellent! Looking forward to the publication.

    Cheers, Ross

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  5. Just perfect, amazing details as always...

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  6. Breathtakingly good Pat, the fact that the resin and MDF buildings blend so well together is a testament to your modelling skill.

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  7. Superb work once more from the master.

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  8. Thanks chaps. Back to clearing the table and starting on the next batch.

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  9. Wonderful stuff Pat.
    It makes me want to put the BBQ away and put the heating back on.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  10. Excellent work again Pat! Wonderful snow effects.

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  11. I've been looking at the five parts and this is just awesome! But do I understand it good, are you making a winter and summer version of this gaming table?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Hi Peter,

      Sorry for any confusion, for this batch of buildings I have made the snow effects so that they lift off. This will enable me to use these building for a summer or winter setting.
      Pat.

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    2. Thanks Pat! Now it is clear for me!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  12. Just awesome Pat! Can't wait for you to get that book done and up for sale.

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    1. Your Yanks keep making an appearance Nic.

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    2. Glad they're of some use to you ;-)
      Had to invite the missus for a dinner because of the bad language ^^

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  13. Nice work Pat,the Lazer cut buildings are very realistic but the resin ones just give a bit more depth, having said that your painting just makes them all pop out. Very clever way of utilizing terrain for different seasons, comparing the building with snow/without I notice that you targeted key areas that transforms the building into winter look.
    cheers John

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  14. Breath-taking Pat! Simply stunning!
    I thought they were Colin's lovely buildings; you've made a superb effort on the stone barn.
    Thanks for posting.
    Matt

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  15. Looking forward to your 'how to's ', especially converting between snow an summer scenes

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  16. Absolutely spectacular work. I can't tell, at all, which buildings are resin and which are laser-cut MDF.

    I can't wait for the publication! Learning how you made your buildings double duty will be very useful.

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  17. Darn it, you made me drool on my keyboard. More fantastic work that's now provided something to add to my bucket list!

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  18. As has already been said many times over in the comments above, amazing work, Pat! Whenever I see these Winter terrain posts of yours I always say I'm desperate for the "How To" details so I can use them to help create my own Winter 1841-42 Kabul terrain. I'm about to finish the British Cantonments, which I built without Winter effects, in expectation of doing exactly what you did in this post -- adding temporary snow effects, so I could also use the same terrain pieces for games set in warmer seasons -- so now I'm even more DESPERATE to get my hands on a copy of your book when it becomes available! I am really looking forward to it...

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  19. Fantastic as always Pat! I really look forward to your book! It's already a must have.

    Christopher

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  20. Unreal...as in, it Looks real. How can temporary winter effects look so permanent?..I´m racking my Brains trying to work out how you´ve done it. The roofing..looking closely, I reckon I kow how you´ve done that, but the window sills etc..not the faintest idea.

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  21. Thanks chaps. Paul you will kick yourself when you find out what I have used for the window sills etc. The only clue I will give is that you can buy it from a stationary shop.

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    1. Blutack? Nope, I´m being silly. The only stuff I know that Looks snow like from a stationary shop is embossing powder(?) but it´s a bit "sparkly". Heated up it looses its "sparkle" but then it sticks soooo, logically if your snow effects aren´t permanent it can´t be that ...or ?

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    2. ..or!...embossing powder layed on a shiny metal/Glass surface in lines (and hope the neighbours don´t see this as being suspicious)heat up the lines with heatgun/hairdryer and as it cools form it into shapes?

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  22. A perfect composition!
    Pure hobby gold, Pat!

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  23. Mmmm... i'll have a go... looks like large sheets of crepe or tissue paper? with snow flock added ? cut to size to fit the roofs, on the window sills rolled up crepe/tissue paper lightly soaked in water and shape to fit and allowed to dry?
    Am I close?
    cheers John

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  24. Paul, John,
    Great ideas that I am sure will work but you will have to wait for the book for my version.

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  25. Most excellent! I really enjoy your blog, Pat!

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  26. Beautiful!
    And you do have found a very convincing way of getting your buildings work for different seasons - well done!
    /Mattias

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  27. OH!... ESPECTACULAR!!!!!... quedo sin palabras, muy buen trabajo.. saludos desde Chile...

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