Monday, 20 March 2017

Great Italian Wars 2 Tents and makeshift shelters

I hope to be a bit more regular posting now that the painting challenge is over, I've got a few posts that went on there that I will now start showing on this blog.
This little batch of scenery was for a bonus round in the challenge called "home".
I have been looking at prints of  camps from this period.
I liked the branch and sod shelter, so I thought I'd have a go at that.

I also wanted to have a go at the straw shelters.
The straw shelters and the branch and sod shelters are made from laminate flooring underlay which comes in fibrous sheets that I cut with a stanley knife and glued it together with woodworking PVA and down on to a hardboard base and then had a go at it with a wire brush . I painted these and the Rendra tents with emulsion paints.I extended the Rendra bell tent to give me a pavilion and I need to put a chest and bed inside it at some point.

I added some material to the tent.

A couple of crossbowmen for scale , I could have added a bit more texture to the straw shelters in retrospect, I like the underlay material, I use it for thatching as well.
All the best


  1. Iain! Your sod huts and tent turned out great! The huts look like they, indeed, have sod coverings. Quite crafty.

    I have not been following Curt's Painting Challenge this year. How did you fare and will we see a group shot of all of your entries?

    Looking forward to more frequent hobby updates.

    1. Thanks Jonathan , the challenge was great fun and I painted quite a bit of Italian wars stuff and managed to reach my target and I'll be posting them on this blog.
      Best Iain