23 January 2018

Houses for Downtown Kedelkalak

Using some city walls that Richard Phillips has in production, I plan to add the walled northern city of Kedelkalak to this year's vision of Andreivia. I'll be needing to add some buildings to its streets of course.

Over the weekend I had a dig through the map chest where I keep things that might be useful for terrain one day.  Having spent a day recently gluing together and cutting out boardgames components I suppose I was receptive to the idea of having a go at some flat-pack buildings I found therein.

First up is this low-profile shop I got free on the front cover of a model railway magazine I spotted on my weekly supermarket shop:

It's by Metcalfe Models and I have to say it was a joy to put together.  It came preprinted and die-stamped in heavy grade cardboard with clear plastic for the windows.  The instructions were comprehensive and very clear.

As you can see I added a suitably Andreivian name board in place of the English ones that came in the pack.

I also found some paper buildings I'd printed out years ago and filed away in the can't-be-bothered pile.  I made this one first:

As you can see it's actually more like 15mm scale but it may find a place somewhere in the crowded streets of the city.  It needs a bit of paint to disguise the white, cut edges.

The next building looks like it came from the same source as the above.  I blew it up to 133% of the original size using my scanner.

It's a peculiar little structure; all doors and windows but it will do.  Given the adverts on the sides it may see use in France for WW2 games too.

06 January 2018

Those Damned Cyclists!

The German cyclist jaegers are done at last!  Never again will I purchase any cycle-mounted figures from HaT.

They will hopefully provide some strategic mobility to the German forces advancing from their bridgehead south of Tcherbevan.