Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Horns of the Buffalo - Part Six

Work is back up to its usual tricks of keeping me away from the paint station.  However, over the weekend I did manage to get time to assemble the buildings from the set.  I was most impressed by the quality and how it all went together.  The instructions were okay, not brilliant but good enough.  The only real snag was that a sprue was missing from my set.  It was only a little sprue containing a small piece of roof and a ladder.  I emailed Warlord on Sunday and the missing part arrived today.  You really can't ask for better customer service than that!

I assembled them using bog standard PVA.  Only when I tried to work out what the spare bits were for did I realise that they were actually glue spreaders that were supplied as part of the kit - a nice touch!  I've then started painting on a finely textured paint on the plastered areas, hopefully this will help to achieve the rough African look by the end.  At the moment it just looks a bit messy!  Oh and yes I did knock one of the pillars getting it out of the cupboard to take the photo.  Anyway, enough waffling, here's the buildings:

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  1. I am so jealous; it looks great! I love the cute and fluffy teddy bear fur roof!

  2. Why thank you Sir! It's looking a lot less fluffy now as I've just coated it with a 70/30 PVA/glue mix and then attempted to keep some semblance of a thatch pattern. I remember using this technique on some Rohan buildings for LOTR some years ago but I had forgotten how much glue it took!

  3. Great work on the building, a great idea using teddy bear fur!!

  4. Now when is Michael Caine on the roof? Wonderful buildings and great work.

  5. Looking good.
    I purchased Redoubt Miniatures Rorke's Drift building set prior to the release of this model, so will have to make do.

  6. Thanks. The Redoubt buildings are very nice looking. Interesting to see that they are 25mm scale but larger than the ones from Warlord. I wonder who's right, or are they both wrong?