Monday, April 13, 2009

Carentan - A Litte More Progress

It's probably worth pointing out that my aims for this 'Carentan Project' is not to re-create Carentan in it's entirety, but to create some buildings loosely based on Matakishi's 28mm Carentan project.
For those who want a little more information than just the photos, I'm using 4.8mm Natural Cork Tiles - the ones you are supposed to use for flooring, for the walls and 2mm Cork Craft Sheets for the base. I gave up on using PVA after my first house and instead purchased a tube of Germany's finest glue, UHU - the glue I used to use in England as a youngster building model planes. The roofs are probably going to be made of card with some 2.8mm Cork supports.

Carentan - More Progress

Started the detailing on the second building.
And started to build the third building. Detailing on the first building will wait until I've worked out a few minor details.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Carentan - Progress

Building two is well underway, thanks to a relaxing day at home.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Scale vs Playability Part Deux

I've decided that I quite like the 'close to actual scale' size of the buildings, but after reading some comments on the Flames of War forums, I realised that I could increase the spacing between the windows and floors to increase the size of the building without having to upscale the door or window size.
Side by side you can see that the new building is a fair bit bigger and will hopefully look great on my gaming table.

Friday, April 03, 2009

New Pulp Releases!

Artizan Designs have just released six new Thrilling Tales characters, three are British Bobbies from the inter-war period, and three are British mercenary types from the same time. They look good enough to be added to my wish list!

Wargames Factory have posted a picture of two of their hard plastic Zombies, painted by Neldoreth. Nice.

Scale vs Playability?

So I've decided to get back on track with my Carentan project, but decided to try building something to 15mm scale, with the doors being 20mm high and 10mm wide.

Whilst this may be true to scale, the building itself seems very small for a 3 story townhouse.

Though technically there is nothing wrong with the size, it looks quite good with the figures... can only fit one medium base in the building.

In comparison, my first building attempt looks way out of scale for the models, but has more room to play in/around.

So how should I proceed, true to scale, or a larger, more 'playable' scale?

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