Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "Indostan: The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Houses for 18th century horror

Continuing slowly with my plans to do some 18th century horror games, I've nearly completed a selection of timber framed scratchbuilt houses. They are not quite finished and require the addition of chimneys and a coat of paint on their roofs, although looking at them, I don't mind the dark slate look.
The buildings are made from a foam-core base with coffee stirrer framing and cardboard shingles. The window frames are cut mdf from Warbases laid over a square of plastic, to give the illusion of glass. All in all fairly simple builds, but effective enough to represent what I want.
I am particularly proud of emulating (read, blatantly copying) the amazing tutorial of Captain Richard which he posted by request on his blog. My attempts are shown in the 3rd, 4th and 5th images below, and consist of using brick textures printed onto paper and card, which are applied directly to the walls of the buildings. My efforts pale in comparison to Capt. Richards' own projects, but his method has opened up a whole new way of doing things.
I have made 8 of these in total, including a large "gate building", but will require quite a few more for an entire village.
 










12 comments:

MarkG said...

Excellent. These are fantastic looking buildings.

Phil said...

Nice buildings, these streets are great!

Bluebear Jeff said...

They look rather splendid, sir. You are to be congratulated and should be justifiably proud of your accomplishment.


-- Jeff

Barks said...

They look great! Looking forwards to the horror!

Emilio said...

Awesome buildings! I'll copy you...

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Excellent work my friend...fantastic job on the brick and some outstanding looking units.

Dalauppror said...

Very nice buildings !

Jay said...

Excellent modeling!

A J said...

They look like they've come right out of a Dennis Wheatley novel! Great stuff.

Michael Mills said...

Absolutely wonderful sir!

Mark Evans said...

Great period feel to the buildings

Scott Bowman said...

These are great Frank - thanks for heads up on the window panes - I'll have to check out warbases. Cheers Scott