Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Normandy House "Experiment"

After viewing a fellow blogger's blog, I came across a very interesting and helpful tutorial. I am sure you've all already heard of Thanos at  http://miniaturesterrainpage.blogspot.ca/2010/11/normandy-house-building-tutorial-1.html (I hope you don't mind, Thanos) and I thought that the building featured in his tutorial would look very natural on a Normandy table, and possibly even a Market Garden game. (It seems to be a very popular page on his blog!)

I made it more as an experiment, as I've found out that the best way to learn in the terrain building "business" is to proceed and learn from your errors. It turned out acceptable, but as I'e said, I learned a lot over the period of time I spent making it, knowledge I will use to speed up the building process of future "European" houses. 

As you can see, the front door isn't made yet.


The windows and doors are Popsicle stick pieces cut down and split.




The ground is not yet painted/made, same with the yard.




Thanks again Thanos
C&C are Welcome

FF

7 comments:

  1. Thank you sir for the reference... I feel very privileged to see that my efforts are being valued by people like you, who share the same pleasure from making models. I never thought that someone from Canada would visit my blog and see my work. That's why I love the internet! :)
    You did an excellent job. If you add some foliage and green grass on the base it will be 'presto'! Welly welly done!
    Knowledge (as if) that's not being shared, becomes obsolete - as I said many times before in my blog. Thank you again once more! :)

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    1. No, thank you! And yes, the internet isa marvelous thing (I never thought people from different parts of the world would be visiting my models!)

      FF

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  2. Very interesting summer project (...as if I didn't have enough already)!!!!
    thanks for the tutorial and for un-earthing Thano's blog post too

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    1. Thanks! And yes, I know what you mean about overwhelming summer projects!

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  3. Hi FriendlyFire

    Please add a followers tab to your blog so that fellow bloggers can follow your blog.

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    1. Oh, thanks for reminding me! I had no idea, I was wondering why I didn't have any followers!

      Thanks,
      FF

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    2. Thanks FF now your blog can be followed and it is coming along, starting to fill out nicely..

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