Sunday, 31 March 2013

20mm Cafe de Normandie part II

I took a few decisions... First of all I reverted to a door in the center and a window on each side.. I could see the layout creeping up in size for all the rest of the buildings if I added more with to the cafe.. I kinda like the narrow look of the cafe as well. 

Secondly I have decided to go for loose sidewalks even though I am not sure what to make them of so they don't warp. But that is a nother problem I don't need to trouble my head with just yet.

I will put a base underneath that only supports the caffe on the sides and the front, but it will cover the whole back yard including the small outhouse. I am seriously considering adding walls all around the back yard to keep the base from warping, but lets see about that later.

For now here are some more work in progress piccies.. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

20mm Cafe de Normandie part I

So - in order to have a good place to fight in with my newly ordered 20mm US paratroopers and some wehrmacht I am going to build a load of houses normandy style. The houses will be used for both Face of Battle and Too Fat Lardies upcoming Chain of Command

As Matakishi already did the Band of Brothers part of Carentan I thought I would get some inspiration from that and do something similar.. 

This is the first layout of what is the Cafe de Normandie. Even though I may not end up with Carentan I think the name will do in any Normandish town.. ;)

I plan to use 5mm foam board and card board to build it from. As this is my first 3 floor 20mm building I am a bit worried that getting to the ground floor will be tricky. The outside measurements of the cafe will be 12cm x 14.5cm. Up for consideration is to actually make the building in two or three parts, but I am not sure I will be able to cover it up.. 

Well - thats it for tonight.. I hope the easter holidays will give me time to actually put a knife to the foam board.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

In Her Majestys Name

Well, I hadn't seen this coming.. I actually bought a set of Steampunk rules... and minis to go.. 

Truth be told, it was the Jack The Ripper figure that had me going with North Star Figuressteampunk project. See more here : In Her Majesty's Name.

Overall I like the look of the figures, and the amount of lead that needs to be painted fits well with my current "warband" size games from Ganesha and Two Hour Wargames. 

And if North Stars rules doesn't work, I am very confident that I can use the figures for something else build some kind of SoBH offspring.

I bought Lord Curr's Company and the Black Dragon Tong - unfortunately I couldn't afford the entire lot this time - but then the chance of getting too much added to the unpainted pile isn't that high.

Now I will just have to sit back and wait for the new aquisitions to arrive!