Previous Article about using foamcore to create small tabletop townships, here is a another approach using an even simpler construction technique.
Here is a High Density, Lost Cost housing estate for my 18th/19th Century tabletop Central Europe.
|Build up the texture with modelling paste - nice and thick, and then stipple it with an old brush.|
|Here are the roofs all finished now.|
The modelling paste dries white, so leave that as it is, and then add the finishing touches by adding windows and external woodwork with lines of black paint.
Finally flock the base, add some gardens - Done !
|The wonders of photography always show up little details that need fixing.|
I really should run over the roofs with the trimming scissors !
|Plenty of hidy-holes for voltigeurs, tirailleurs, jagers, and those pesky British riflemen !|
|A great little firing position on this flank as well.|
Very happy with the way this one came out.
Cost - under $2 each.
30 minutes assembly time for gluing the blocks together and getting the roof frame built.
Around an hour of finishing off work.
By the way, these are the same wooden blocks I use
For doing Soviet style appartment blocks in 2/3mm scale, for big operational scale games.
Useful little blocks they are !