Building a 28mm church

Building a 28mm church

Quoting Pablo Picasso, “the inspiration arrives while working”.  Nevertheless, it was not true for our friend MorTap, who was watching the second episode of the brilliant TV show “True Detective” when he saw a very enigmatic burned church. That was enough to fire up his inspiration; and three days later, a new church found a place on favorite Mortap’s shop, “El Kraken” in Canary Islands. So, take a look at this work from MorTap: I found very cheap stuff to build it: an ice cream plastic banner of 3mm, big matches, cardboard of a cereal box and foamed PVC of 2mm for windows and doors. To prepare the base, we will cut two pieces: one for the building (20 x 17 cm) and other one for the destroyed roof (13 x 10 cm). To build the church we will need: Church side walls: 2 pieces of 8 x 7 cm Church frontal walls: 2 pieces of 10 x 5 cm for the frontal walls Tower side walls: 2 pieces of 15 x 4,4 cm Tower frontal wall: 1 piece of 15 x 5 cm Tower rear wall: 1 piece of 5 x 6 cm Tower big roof: 1 piece of 5,5 x 5,5 cm Tower small roof: 4 pieces of 5 x 7 cm Church roof: 4 pieces of 6,5 x 2 cm ç While I am working, I usually modify the original idea. This is quite common, especially when you are working without any real plan.  Therefore, I changed the original floor of the church, where the debris have been replaced by a clean tiles base. So, now...
Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Building

Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Building

We have in our hands three 15mm houses from Eleven Tree Designs, an UK based company who manufactures 10mm, 15mm and 28mm buildings and other wargaming accesories. Lets build one of them! These Tudor Houses are perfect for the historical period between the XIV and XVII centuries. Also, they’re perfect for fantasy games (we’re using them for that) or for pirate wargames. Eleven Tree Designs also sells these houses in 28mm, so they’ll be perfect for Mordheim. The houses comes in a zip plastic bag, inside a bubble envelope. Not a single piece broken or damaged: Opening the bag will reveal one of the first surprises: the textured walls. Eleven Tree Designs work with a laser cutting machine, cutting MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), as many other companies. But, in this case, the details achieved with the laser are superb, as you can see in this tiny pieces: Wood, windows, doors, all is very well carved (also walls!!). Fully used to find completely plain parts, this is one of the greatest surprises we found. +11111 to Eleven Tree Designs for that. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, as all of the pieces come with a number written on them. We begin with the ground floor, gluing the 4 walls to the ground (which has also the outside stone flooring carved on it!). All the pieces have big pegs, so it’s easy to fit them together. The first floor has two ‘floating’ windows, which gives the house a nice touch. We glue the windows to the larger walls, and glue the 4 walls to the floor. The next step...