Last bit of August terrain, can you tell I work to last minute deadlines!
On the Lead adventure forum there is a chap who posts his terrain builds called Jimbibbly his blog is jimbibblyblog, he hasn't posted on his blog for a while and it's been a while since I was on LAF but I guess he's still doing stuff, he's a professional terrain builder, Oshiro models I think. There is a thread on LAF of European builds on 300mm/1'0" square bases which are Napoleonic terrain commissions he's done which are exquisite.
His designs are drawn up in Rhino a 3d architectural package then laser cut and are all bespoke one offs.
I think they're great so I've decided to try and emulate them using HO railway models, broken toys that my sister was going to throw out from the charity shop in France that she works in ( only for my nephew to say Iain would like that rubbish! True enough!) oh and foamboard, cat litter, stirrers, plastic sheet, Christmas decorations and hardboard.
The French cast offs are the last image and are combined with half built, half timbered medieval builds and some laser cut Christmas buildings I picked up cheap after the holidays one year.
The church is a Faller railway model I got up without a base or door, I fabricated a replacement door from balsa. The slate roof on the entrance to the yard is one of the few remnants of my airfix waterloo building set from my childhood so I thought I should use it, the tiles are off cuts from my renaissance Italian buildings (now that I have finally finished them!) and the charnal house is another French discarded toy that I have filled the walls in with balsa.
I've also copied the set up being two 300mm x 150mm pieces that can be swapped around, used separately and are easier to store, which as I continue churning out terrain is going to be an issue!
The prototype was the Aspen Church and while this isn't it I'm happy that this works for the 1809 Danube campaign, I also liked the idea in another set up of a church being angled as opposed to straight up and down so I have adopted that too, here with some previously painted French for scale.
Keith seems concerned ( quite reasonably!) about the size of the terrain I've done but at least these two slot together!
They're on top of my ongoing 28mm ruined art deco cinema box which I doubt I'll finish in August but has definitely benefited from Dave's season of scenery!
Next up,more Napoleonics probably or maybe even more terrain?
All the best