Things have been quiet on the progress front lately, although I did attend Salute and make a number of random purchases, which should follow in due course.
I have been chipping away on several fronts though, including continuing my 20mm Britannia Brits and Afghans, Plastic Soldier's 1/72nd scale Germans and Russians and more Peter Pig US Marines.
One thing I have been keen to do is expand my clutch of scratch-built buildings with the aim of fudging their design so they could be generic in appearance and to a certain extent, scale. My intention was to be able to use them with both my fledgling WW2 troops as well as the 15mm Peter Pig stuff.
The structures had to be simple in design, utilise materials I already had lying around, and be relatively quick to build. The paint used is the typical cheap kids' variety matt-finished with commerical varnish to keep costs as low as possible.
Therefore, the endless pile of card coasters was pillaged, along with some old bits of foam board, cat litter, sand and balsa.
The finished version, which I based on Dave Graffam's 'Sniper Wall' from his excellent card buidings range.
...and with a small force of Late War German Infantry manning its shattered structure...
The lack of any disernable windows or doors was deliberate to allow different scales to be accommodated as I don't have the resources (least of all, patience) to build specific buildings to various scales and scenarios.
I also knocked up a couple of smaller examples, again following the 'one size fits all' principle to eventually populate a small skirmish table based around a mashed-up urban area for use with the excellent THW CR 3.0 rules. The buildings' footprints are all based around the dimensions of the coasters that form their bases to allow them to fit in suitable numbers onto a table as small as 2' x 2' if necessary.
I shall continue to make a few more varieties of structure and terrain along with painting up some more Germans and starting the Russians concurrently. Who knows, I may even stick to this project for more than a couple of weeks...probably not though, as I have a wandering eye...:)
That's it for now!