Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Workbench update and pigsty painted

Last week was quiet here on the blog. The preparations for our large Good Friday game took a lot of time but I didn't manage to take photos or write some lines about it. However the day went by and we spent some great time together playing Hail Caesar Fantasy. Along the way a took nearly one hundred photos which I'm grading presently and I hope to bring the first part of the AAR online until friday.

However additionally I painted the first of my new Grand Manner buildings last week: The pigsty. Although I never liked to paint scenery and terrain pieces that much this little frame house was a pleasure to paint. I cleaned it with some warm water with a drop of usual washing-up liquid. Afterwards I gave it a thin undercoat of white Vallejo Primer although Dave told me that wouldn't be necessary. However it adhered perfrectly and likewise did the colours I painted on afterwards.
As ususal I used Vallejo Model Colours and some Vallejo Game Colours. Then I applied a coat of Armypainter Quickshade (Dark Tone) and worked out the highlights afterwards.
The pigsty from the front....
For the base I used the same colours as for my gaming board. Last but not least I sprayed on a smooth coat of matt varnish.
... and from the back.
Although the house itself is finished I'll invest some further work on it during the next week. I'll put some static grass on the base, fill up the feeder with Water Effect and I'll have a look around for some nice 28mm pigs to populate the pigsty.

Overall this terrain piece is worth every penny and I looking forward to paint the larger houses soon.


  1. Yes, it looks great. Can't wait to see the rest.

  2. Hi fellows,

    thanks for your kind comments. Actually I'm really satisfied with the result. It turned out better than I supposed during some of the painting steps. However I'll hope to find the time to paint the other two houses soon.

    But momentarily too many partly finished units hold my workbench...


  3. Very nice looking building!

  4. That's a great looking building Monty!!!

  5. A top building with a top paint job.