Thursday, 10 January 2013
A night on the tiles
Not bad, but it was only when I finished the roof that I noticed that the height of the eave above the door is a few mm too high, which gives it a high 'forehead' look. A (G/Stuff) wooden lintel above the door help with that - maybe. Might just paint it or turn into a small barn then start again.
FYI, the walls are constructed from Slaters OO 4mm rough stone over a cardboard frame courtesy of Felix. The roof is made from a sheet of Slaters 4mm corrugated iron cut into strips and roughened up a bit to look like poor man's pantiles. In the photo you can see the very last strip is held down by an elastic band whilst the glue takes. I'd actually bought the Slaters corrugated iron for use with my 20mm figures, but it's tiny and I've reverted to Wills Kits, spare computer ribbon and corrugated card for 20mm instead.
The figure used for scale comes from The Late Queen, Militia Command. Sadly defunct, but luckily I have a pack to spare of these plucky chaps as Peter Pig has some new Militia riflemen which are worth picking up but without corresponding command figures. The Late Queen militia leaders are all suitably heroic and perfect for urging on their leaderless Pig miliciano chums.