Sunday, July 24, 2011

La Haye Saint


Twice in one day ! Its snowing at the moment and I couldnt be bothered painting so I completed what I could of the rest of the Pireme Waterloo buildings.

I purchased the Waterloo set for 4.5 quid, a European Village for 4 and also a CD of Miniature Wargames for 9 quid. The cardboard isnt the toughest (Similar to the consistancy of a Muesli bar box) so some strengthening will be needed, some of the walls\roofs are bloody fidgety but with some patience they can be put together. Ive done most of the initial glueing (Simply using a glue stick) and the below pic is the current result. The buildings are all made but the walls are quickly stuck together by blue tac, as the walls are a real pain to get right from my initial attempt.

I have added two 15mm AB mounted figures to show the scale of the thing. The Barn is seperate, but the storehouse and small corner shed are connected. These then connect to the Farmohouse. This could be left off but the farmhouse has a large white segment indicating (stick shed here with the Pireme logo) but some cosmetic surgery could be done to allow this to stand alone. I plan to base the walls all seperately as I really dont need to be hefting about a fully make farm every 3 seconds.

Below is a closeup of the courtyard showing the poorly aligned walls and the horrible corner shed, as well as some loose glue tabs that have popped up. That corner shed is a pain as you can only make it after the farmhouse and storehouse as done so when piecing it together you have to muck around with lining up two buildings (made out of cardboard thatmove if you even sneeze). The roof of the barn (Left hand side of pic) shows one of the issues I need to tidy up, where the cardboard has seperated slightly while glueing. So while sticking bits of cardboard together is easy peasy (And reminded me of making this things as a kid) there is a lot of things I want to improve upon.

Generals and the gate. They have even printed in the ivy, which close up looks a bit sad.

So I plan to do the following to complete these
i)Base the buildings and walls so they can all slide in together, but not have a fully made farm.
ii) Fix and tidy up glueing errors and exposed white card.
iii) Glue flock on the printed IVY areas to give it some more depth\visual
iv) Add some other visuals to it 9not sure what else yet).

So Belle Alliance, Hougoumont and the French Village to go.

So for 8 bucks I have this and two other large building sets. While its not the most appealing set of buildings (Its cardboard) for 8 bucks it has\will be fun to make and I can use it for games given my lack of buildings.



Rodger said...

I see what you mean Paul. Hopefully with a bit of effort it will tidy up into a nice farm. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.

Jacko said...

Yeah, I wouldn't get cardboard buildings again , well this variety anyway as they look a bit off. But I can use them in the meantime until I get some decent resin ones