Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fabled Realms Buildings


We it's been a quiet week here at 'Awdry Towers' on the hobby front, for every time that I sit down to start something, I am seemingly instantly disturbed!  This is clearly not as bad as I am making out and I have managed to cross off a couple of important jobs from the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry's' summer chores list, but I must make amends from Monday.


That said a couple of miniatures were painted and I hope to showcase them early next week, but in the interim I thought I would share a couple of new buildings that arrived from '4ground'.  I first spied these at Salute 2014 and knew immediately that I would have to have some for my 'Witchfinder General' project.  They mark a foray into the Fabled Realms for '4Ground' and are timely addition to their range with all things Piratical on the horizon.  


Their slightly quirky look makes them perfect for fantasy gaming, but they have such a quality about them that I hope they might work for 17th Century England.  I plumped for two in the end, the grand, two story High Street House and the more modest Backstreet Hovel.  As with my previous purchases from '4Ground' these were a joy to put together, in fact I would suggest that is much of their appeal, particularly for a chap who loved putting Airfix model planes together as a boy; there is something intrinsically satisfying about following a set of instructions through to the completion of the project and then holding aloft your creation and saying, "I made that!"

Removable roofs as standard!
Working trapdoor to the cellar or smugglers' tunnel.


Patience and rubber bands are required, but such is the quality of the design that it all comes together superbly well, even the new fangled panelling. 


Paint Table Saturday#38


Meanwhile the paintable is still being patrolled by the hell hounds that have seen little progress apart from their bases and I have managed to unearth the damaged dry stone wall sections, so I hope to have those done over the coming week - we'll see!  


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38 comments:

  1. Very nice Michael! I like the raised detail on the walls as it looks much better then when it's simply etched into the panel.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, the new panels, certainly seem to add something, but of course make it easier to have different coloured buildings.

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  2. I say, those are rather nice buildings. I do like the trapdoor - plenty of gaming possibilities with that.

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    1. It's funny, but the trapdoor really caught my imagination too!

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  3. wonderful buildings!
    details are great and painting is superb as usual!
    bye

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    1. I'm afraid, I can't take any credit for the paintings on these Luca as they come preprepared.

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  4. Ooooh! did some one mention Pirates ;)

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    1. I'm going to have to have a little dabble!

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  5. Quite the village you've put together. They look splendid on the board.

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    1. If truth be told, I actually need a bigger board or possibly a bigger house!

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  6. You've made these buildings look inhabitable.

    Have fun hunting for horrors from the ether!

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  7. Great looking buildings Michael. A worthy investment sir.

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    1. I've got to say that I am delighted with them Bob.

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  8. They do look rather interesting I like the cellar trap door bit. Me thinks its time to see some witch finding.

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    1. You're not wrong Robert, I seem to be putting off the inevitable!

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  9. Lovely looking buildings - they would look great in many scenarios.

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    1. I am certainly hoping to get some use out of them Dean.

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  10. Oh my, but they do photograph beautifully. I can see you using them as back drops in this Winter's Challenge.

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    1. They certainly add a quality to the board don't they and will definitely be featuring somewhere.

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  11. Very nice and useful buildings Michael!

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    1. They really are lovely additions Rodger.

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  12. Wonderful terrain pieces there, Michael, and well-matched with the Witchfinder General setting. Some dry ice fog, suitable lighting, and your excellently-painted figures in the starring roles, and you've got your very own tabletop version of a Hammer film going!

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    1. Dry ice fog! Genius, I want to try that, just need to wait for the Saintly Mrs. Awdry to pop out first though!

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  13. I cannot fault the buildings they really are nice.

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    1. They really are incredibly well designed!

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  14. I say they look lovely and I think I will be getting some of them too

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    1. You won't be disappointed Pete, they really are superb.

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  15. Great results; 4ground are improving their techniques with every new release - really impressive!

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  16. Very nice result with these "snap-kits". I love the scenery too.

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  17. Those buildings look really nice. :) Ahhh ... the dreaded chore list. My excuse of suffering a medical condition called laziness seems to hold no water with the missus. And the excuse that the whole blogosphere is eagerly awaiting my next post which I need to do now is always met with sniggering and the evil eye.

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  18. Did they ever actually build houses with bent beams like that?

    FMB

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  19. Really nice buildings, Sir.
    Actually I don't like 4Ground buldings that much because they look to tidy in my oppinion but you did a great job with this village anyway.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. That's fairly easy to fix with some weathering liquids and powders.

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  20. Those new buildings look like they fit your ptoject perfectly

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  21. These buildings are fantastic aren't they. A couple are on my to get list. I have some of the ruins from the ww2 range to build for ATDE ;)

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  22. Those look fantastic. I briefly looked at the Salute display, but the crowd was too thick at the time... I'll probably add some of those to my ever growing shopping list

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