It has been a while since my last blog about buildings but like buses a few should come along pretty quickly.
The first is a couple of building from CF. As always these are a good set of buildings.
First I have done the “La Boulangerie”. Cost is current £19 and is a nice size W170xD130xH220.
I have painted this to represent the village post office. I left the window frames unpainted as I think if gives it that natural wood look.
The second model was “L’Epicerie” or Grocers. This is a stunning model and although it looks complicated, it is very easy to put together and I have to admit it is my favourite so far and I have 3 of them to do!
Being a grocers it could only have been “Hodges’ Greengrocers.
It is currently £25 and is a sizable building coming in at W173xD173xH215.
I wanted to do something to break up the growing avenue of rendered buildings. I decided to print off some brick patterns and externally wallpaper the building. Do you like it?
It will allow to do rendered lower half with brick upper floors. Corner buildings can really add to the visual impact on a street.
Here is the link to Charlie Foxtrot Models http://www.charliefoxtrotmodels.com/
Just to prove that building can have more than one life, I have just finished another model from Charlie Foxtrot Models.
The catalogue describes this one as ” Tabac” and is in the range of building mainly representing WW2 France. While I like WW2, I tend to like what if scenarios and base many of my games on the aborted “Operation Seelowe”.
I like this because it gives me a chance to use the Foundry Home Guard range. With this mind I look out for building suitable. As said in an earlier blog I use to have all the Grand Manner, Carentan range.
This building is a lovely little addition to my growing collection but to make it usable for different theatres of operation I blue-tack the signs on and swap them as required rather than permanently gluing it on.
This model is 120mm(W) x135mm(D) x 220mm (H) and currently retailing at £16.
The model goes together really easily and after just a little filling, was painted with match-pot paints and it is done. I have not yet used ” Chinchilla Dust” as recommended on the CF website to give a rendered look but I am still happy with the finish. The brick work on the front of the shop is superb and the window style makes me think of a village shop.
Where this model is different from some in the range is that the roof is flush with the gable walls, so is designed to sit in a row of shops where they all butt up together.
In the pictures below Cpl Jones is defending Mrs Fox’s honour! Can I hear Jones telling Hodges that “They don’t like it up them”?