Tuesday, 22 November 2016

MDF BUILDINGS

Part 2


Just completed etching and adding detail to the MDF buildings. The past couple of months I have been kept busy building Terrain for CACON 2017, and squeezing in a couple of games each fortnight.

To cope with this project I needed to expanded  my workbench from inside the house to the small store room and now into the garage proper converting the table tennis table into a workbench. 
On the go are Terrain mats,High stone walls, low stone walls, dirt roads,sealed roads, river/stream,crop and ploughed fields,experimenting with maintained hedges, rural hedges and of course the buildings. Also want to give a shout out to Pat's blog http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.com.au/which has been a great source of inspiration.

This is where I  started the process of etching and adding the detail to the buildings. 

The Chateau 

Before Detail 
After Detail added

Front view of Chateau showing a driveway,entrance,exit point for vehicles and side raised garden beds.


Side view

Back view showing 2 triangular garden beds 

another view of the back, the shutters where constructed from  sytrene plastic sheets.

the square base is the foundations  for a future fountain.


Carved the fountain spout from a wood rod.

Sectioned the fountain spout

Prepared 2 sheets of perspex, each component needs to be painted before assembling 

HOUSE WITH BARN AND SHED ATTACHED


Before detail

After detail added

Front view 

Side view of attached tool shed

Back view

figure placed for scale

Side view of attached Barn

Used polyfiller for edges of building and added some pebbles

THE CHURCH


Before detail

After detail added, I decided that the church needed some battle damaged 

Measuring up to construct a base

Outline drawn 

cobblestone and drain etched into base

constructed a low wall and glued in place along with the church building

Doors carved and tomb stones ready to be carved.


Tomb stones

Front view 




Side and rear view with a figure for scale

Rear view of church with tomb stones in place


DOUBLE STORY BUILDINGS


before detail

after detail 
second building before etching
with detail
side view building 1

side view building 2

rear view building 1

rear view building 2

HORSE STABLES

before detail
front view of 1st stable
front view of battle damaged 2nd stable

side view 1st stable


Rear view

SINGLE STORY BUILDINGS


1st building Before detail
After detail added

Models glued on base
Added  wood fire storage


Also added a tool shed and small vegetable patch

Side view
Second building before detail
Detail added,front view with battle damage

side view with extension added

Added some flower beds and a small hay box

SMALL BARNS


No detail
No detail
After shot with detail added carved a wheel barrow and a broken wooden ladder to spice up the barns. 
Both barns have some battle damage, one with a hole blast the other with some door and roof damage. 







TOOL SHEDS


Before detail
After detail added, the third building I attached to one of the single story buildings. 
Side view

Rear view

LARGE BARNS


I decided to build 2 large free standing barns the first based on this for sale in France.

First large barn without roof

Front view with a cart wheel and wheel barrow carved from MDF added for points of interest.


Back view

Side view
This is the imagine I loosely based for the construction of the second large barn 
Start of etching side wall of second large barn
detail etched on front of barn wall

Completed 2nd barn with small water trough added.







RUINED TERRACE HOUSE #1

Before detail
detail added




Initially all the terrace house were too narrow and I subsequently extended the length and added a back yard. 



The 4 WC s were added to each terrace home. 




RUINED TERRACE HOUSE #2


Before shot
After shot


Side view showing the clear line running down the building where  the extension was made. 


The walls and roof of the WC has been blown away but that has not stopped the troops from using it , someone forgot their toilet paper.




RUINED TERRACE HOUSE #3



before shot
after shot






That's it for now, onto Part 3 painting .

22 comments:

  1. Holy heck John - this is incredible work!

    And SO MUCH of it! Insanity to think you are doing all this by yourself, and damned impressive. :)

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    1. Thanks Dai, for your comment.
      cheers John

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  2. Thank you so much for all of your amazing work. It looks incredible unpainted, and I can only imagine how good it will look on the tables at Cancon. I will have to pull out all stops to make the jungle tables half as good.

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    1. Ok thanks Bart, hope it all comes together for Cancon.
      cheers John

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  3. These are fantastic John so much better than anything bought. Inspiring me to start a whole new Normandy village

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    1. Thanks Colonel Mustard,great that I have inspired someone.
      cheers JOhn

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  4. An artist's work! Creative and wonderful job, details are amazing...

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    1. Thanks Phil for your comments, greatly appreciated
      cheers John

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  5. BLIMEY! Absolutely fantastic work John. You have a real eye for detail and I can't wait to see them painted.
    If you could get someone to make a resin mould from your originals, I think they would sell like hot cakes.
    Thanks for the shout BTW very kind of you.
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat,I have started painting them and as mentioned your blog is a place I constantly visit for inspiration.
      cheers John

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  6. Crikey!!! Just catching up here... That is simply awesome work!! Lovely details and characterful buildings. Well done sir!

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    1. Thanks Matt for your comments.
      cheers John

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  7. WOW! My first visit to your blog, & what a fine blog it is. Great work on all that engraving.. just how long does it take, even for say a toolshed? Not sure I would have the patience or time for such an endeavor, kudos to your single minded purpose!

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    1. Thanks Terry, good to hear your comments. Working how to do the etching on the buildings took time but once I got a system of etching going the process did speed up. It is labour intensive, the tool shed propably took about 40 minutes or so.
      cheers John

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  8. Hey John, you might not have realised. Apart from a shot in the background of the high walls there aren't any painted shots of the buildings anywhere.

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    1. Sorry Catweasel, I have been in trenched in painting Late war Germans and other items. You must be a mind reader as today I was thinking about the same thing,I am in the process of placing wall paper on the inner walls of the houses and putting pictures up on the walls. I hope to finish and post them up on the Blog soon.
      thanks Catweasel Oz for the nudge.
      cheers John

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  9. Some good work there John.

    Hope you are wearing a mask when you are 'etching'.

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    1. Thanks Jim for your comments and yes I have a heavy duty mask with 2 filters for very fine dust. I also make sure I etch outside in the back yard.
      cheers John

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  10. Simply stunning work, John. I've focused on cork for years, but can see the benefits of MDF.

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    1. Thank you Oswald for your comment.
      cheers John

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  11. WoW! Just WOW!

    Amazing work!

    Troy

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    1. Thanks Troy, much appreciated,your work has always got the Wow factor.
      cheers John

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