A Diesel engine for my train layout

I thought that a small train station for my Hue project would be nice. There is a complete Hue train station in the WOW Vietnam kickstarter but for me it is just too big. So I started with some tracks and a Diesel engine from another WOW kickstarter.

I wanted to try out the salt and hairspray method of rusting up the engine therefore I base coated the complete model in Vallejo orange brown, my base color for rust and a heavy coat of varnish to protect the base coat.

Then I fixed the salt with water to the parts I wanted to be rusty later on

When this was dry I sprayed the model with hairspray and let it all set over night. Then I airbrushed the main color over the complete model.

Then I took a coarse brush and brushed of the salt. And with a little water added streaks of rust by rubbing of the color and the hairspray to let the orange brown shine through. After adding details like windows lights etc you get this effect:

Here you can see the Engine and track in front of the next project. My train station:

The train station is a WOW 3D stl file too.

A “colonial style” building for my Hue project

Here is the next building for my Hue city project. Another 3D printed building from WOW buildings. It is from the world in ruins kickstarter set. It is intended for a “Saving Privat Rian” setting, but I think it works for Hue too.

Here are some pictures of a Marine Recon squad searching the building:

Will they find the NVA hiding in the building?

More Building to come….

Walls

As I had a lot of shorter 3d printer filament pieces, too short for bigger projects, I printed these walls to finish them off with something useful. Walls like these can be used in between buildings or around parks and along streets. They are not only useful for my city of Hue project. So here they are:

The 3d stl files are from a WOW kickstarter campaign. I always based one wall and one pillar on one base to make them generic enough to be placed on my gaming boards in a multitude of ways.

Here are a few shots of a US Marine fireteam looking for the NVA/VC or is it the other way round?

Pottery for my Vietnam table

I wanted to add some things to give the buildings of my Vietnam war village and city a more lived in look. So I started with some pots were Rice or salted fish or firearms? can be stored in. I got some cheap wooden beads from e bay :

Wooden beads in different sizes

I glued them to MDF bases and painted them in different colors . They look like this now:

You can use them as focal point for gaming, too. Lets say a US squad has to search a village to find weapons etc . There is enough space beneath the base to mark them with the content of the pots.

Here they are on my gaming table:

The village well

This is the last item for now I did for my Vietnam village. The next pieces will be for my cityscape. I found the STL file on thingiverse I think, but I can’t remember really as it is quite a time gone by since I printed it. It is an asian well. I thought it might be nice to have as another ,maybe, entrance to a VC tunnel system.