A hut for my jungle terrain

As I started on my Vietnam war project during the summer and have finished a few miniatures now I thought it is time to start on some terrain for my games. I got a 3D printer from my wonderful wife and so the terrain making starts. I got the Anicubic Photon 3d resin printer a wonderful machine indeed. You can get more information here.

Here is a picture of the machine:

I got an STL file of a carribian hut which fits in with the vietnamese rural landscape quite well:

You can get the file here.

I printed the file and build it using superglue which worked quite well. I painted it with my airbrush and a few washings based it and added a palm tree ( available on eBay) and here it is:

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Here is a US marine figure next to it . I printed it in the size it came in. Of course you could resize it in any scale you would like. I am quite happy with it. It won’t be the last structure to print for my terrain needs.

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If someone knows other STL files useful for my Vietnam war project please leave a comment , thanks.

The pub gets color

Yesterday I started painting the pub. The wood is done like I did the privy. the rest is done in a light brown were I added white in a few steps until plain white was reached.

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This is of course only the start all the windows have to be done as well as the roof and the stonework on the chimney etc.

I started painting the privy

I started by doing a dry brush on the privy after base coating it black. I used van Dyk brown, a very dark brown , and added more and more light brown to it in each layer. This is the result:

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And here are the stages of the dry brushing:

Next will be a wash with a warmer brown tone like umber and the painting of the details.

Some more progress on the barn and the privy

I had some time to do more work on the barn and start the privy. I did the roof of the barn, only the teddy fur missing. The privy is only missing the door and the roof. When the missing parts are done I will start painting the buildings. More info on the building process , of the public house too, can be found here.

The barn:

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The privy :

More to come!

A little progress on the barn

Here are some more pictures of the barn of the medieval public house. You can find pictures of the public house here and the first pictures of the barn here. I finished the walls and will do the roof at the weekend. Next will be the privy and then painting the buildings and doing the base.

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More to come on Monday!

Building a Styrodur ( extruded polystyrene ) medieval public house

The next project I started , apart from the halfmen army, is this medieval public house. It can certainly be used for fantasy games ,too. When finished it will have a stable and an outhouse added. I used styrodur , an extruded polystyrene, toothpicks and teddy bear fur for building. First I build all the walls of the first and second floor and inscribed the detail of the wood into the door and wooden beams as well as all the stonework in the window and door arches as well as in the chimney.

The next step was the assembly of the walls and the floors. The base is a piece of MDF.

In the pictures you can also see the beginning of the construction of the roof.

Next I mixed some filler with black gesso and painted all the walls , in between the beams and around the windows and door. When dry you get a nice rough surface like seen in lime washed buildings.

Next step is to glue on the teddy bear fur on the roof to simulate thatch. This is only glued on at the moment, it needs to be straitened out a bit and has to be painted with a PVA mix later .

Here are some close ups of the wood and stone structures:

More when I have done a bit more work on it!