Sunday, 13 July 2014
ACW-Fire and Fury, 20mm- Gettysburg buildings, part 2
Thompson's house is one of the pieces of scenery necessary to play Buford's defence on the Chambersburg pike.
McPherson's barn was another place for Buford's defence soon lost to Heth's Division.
McLean's farm was close to Oak hill and saw Ewell's attack.
The full latest lot.
And how was this done? Pretty simple stuff as you can see from the unpainted Thompson's house:
You just need -
1- Some good images of the real thing.
2- Card, the stronger the better.
3- Plywood or other wood you have for the base.
4- Windows and doors glued to the walls as a saving time measure. If you cut or carve the walls for windows or doors you get into serious trouble! I only do this when the building is intended to hold figures.
5- Styrofoam chimneys with a hard card top part.
6- Electric glue to put everything together.
Don't forget the golden rules of Wargaming buildings: make it smaller than the real thing ( otherwise you will not have anything else but built up areas in your table ) and only make windows and door with the real size. And, if necessary, save on the number of windows.
Of course painting is the secret for a good finish. You start with black acrylics all over and the usual darker to lighter colours follows.
You can also see other buildings of the 1st day of Gettysburg in previous posts namely the Lutheran seminary and the Evergreen Cemitery gate house, along with generic houses for the city itself.