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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