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Peninsular war buildings project

Posted by Bill Slavin on 24 Nov 2019, 15:26

Thanks, Chris. Although, now mostly painted, I think I have decided to lop off the porches on two of them - the roof covers so much of the detail that they end up looking like Swiss chalets! I'll post before and after pictures to see if people agree with the radical surgery.
They will still have different stair configurations...
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 28 Nov 2019, 15:53

So as promised, here are the three houses, two with porches, almost finished before I decided to lop the porches off!
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And here are some photos of them finished. I prefer them this way, less elaborate but more identifiable as village houses, I think. I've saved the lopped off porches and roof bits and may incorporate them on a larger building.
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This last one I was able to bend the foam core wall back enough to get the gap in the roof to disappear after I had photographed it. In all cases the roofs didn't fit quite as well as I had hoped, but it's the price I pay in allowing them to be removable! In reality the stone edges should overlap the tiles in construction.

In yet another detour from my original intentions I'm now inspired to build a few outbuildings to go along with these. I plan to base them on some of the buildings and grain silos (espigueiros) we have seen on trips to central and northern Portugal.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 28 Nov 2019, 18:07

Which is the real thing and which is your model terrain and buildings? So hard to tell..
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 28 Nov 2019, 19:40

:-D
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 28 Nov 2019, 19:55

Cracking work!
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Posted by MABO on 30 Nov 2019, 10:17

Very nice buildings. Looks like the real thing.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 01 Dec 2019, 19:36

Thanks, all, for the nice comments.
Here are two espigueiros and a couple of out buildings ready to paint - a good job for a snowy Sunday! (The roof on one of the sheds was recycled from the butchered porches.)

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 03 Dec 2019, 16:32

Here are my completed out buildings. And with these done, I think I will wind up my building project - maybe go photograph them with scenery or something. I'm certainly looking forward to getting these on my gaming table!!
Pictures of the ensemble to come...

Shed front
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Shed back
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Espigueiros (grain storage structure)
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Dec 2019, 17:25

Hi Bill.

The grain silos look superb!

Best wishes,

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 03 Dec 2019, 18:15

Thanks, Chris. Yes, I was really happy with those!
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