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WIP Attack on La Haye Sainte at Waterloo in 28mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Waterlooman, May 9, 2021.

  1. Waterlooman A Fixture

    More progress with my porch - made and fitted the roof trusses and support beam, then I cut some sheets of card for the roof linings and have started to simulte some tiles using paper strips - over lapped that will have slits where the pencil lins are to simulate individual tiles, it will have flashing down the centre and edges when the tiles are done.

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  2. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Wow, that looks brilliant. I like how you've done the tiles on the roof, in the past I have done individual tiles, a bit of a bind. Guessing though in this scale that would be really far too fiddly. Paper and card are such versatile materials in this hobby.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you kindly mate, I had comsidered usiong the wood for the roof with the paper tiles ontop, but it would have been to thick.

    W.
  4. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Roof completed including flashing na dry fitted to check it fits ok (tiles a bit wonky - but they moved in the battle)

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  5. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looks really good, some painting and weathering and the wonky tiles will all be part of the charm and look better than perfectly placed ones. They didn't have to worry about building regs back then.

    Cheers Simon
  6. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thanks mate.

    W.
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  7. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is going to be a stunner when its finished.
    Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying this thread immensley.

    Malc
  8. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you kindly Malc.

    W.
  9. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Some hints at what I still need to do If this thing is gonna be accurate - stone paving - graduated wall, sloping grass.
    The porch is missing in these modern pics - even the door has been moved. 9c6e254e76ef485bce997cbbac854fde-Edit.JPG Screenshot 2024-04-18 at 04-54-56 Google Maps-Edit.JPG

    Gonna be a learning cure for sure.

    W.
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  10. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Yeah quite a bit but hey that's the fun of it I guess, I'll bet the current owners get fed up of people coming and taking pictures all the time.

    Cheers Simon
  11. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Indeed - as we would I guess.

    W.
  12. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Evening all, work on the porch is coming on.

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  13. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice, the whitewash looks good so far. You going to add moss and lichen to the roof tiles? Would be nice to see a figure alongside for scale, or do we have to wait till it's in situ...

    Cheers Simon
  14. Waterlooman A Fixture

    I have some injured 5th KGL that will be placed by it (possibly one in side ) I will have to have a read up on how apply lichen as I have some grass and dirt sprinkles I could experiment with.

    W.
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  15. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Lichen is easy, just small grey/green or dirty yellow irregular dots of paint. Less is more but it does look good when applied. I have also gone old school (Stan Catchpole) and mixed used tea leaves while glue and green paint to add moss. Discussing this really makes me regret selling all my dioramas, still when you need the money.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Been watching some vids on how to do it with spots of PVA and a few grass sprinkles then tap away the remaining, till little patches of grass lichen remains.

    W.
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  17. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi W

    Nice building work so far , looks good as Mr B says nice walls

    Look forward to seeing the lichen and moss

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
  18. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you kindly Nap, will be using my dry brush dust first then my grass sprinkles in random places.

    W.
  19. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Looking lovely. At this scale I think you can evoke lichen with paint. If you have oil paint of enamel, just dab a bit on at the foot of the wall, then with thinners drag the wet paint up the wall and let it feather out. Do this with browny-green, dark and a light green. The idea is to get just a hint of the colour and look at photos to get the placement correct.
    Hope this helps. AK slimy grime light and dark are good for this and they have a good downloadable brochure on how to use them on their website.
    Melanie
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  20. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you kindly for the tips.

    W.
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