Saturday 26 October 2013

Easy-peasy Stained Glass Windows

Here is an unusual post and one that you may be confused about, but what about Christmas cards as cut-out stained glass windows for model churches? I came across these Christmas cards earlier this week and I immediately thought that the stained glass images on these charity cards would be ideal as images to glue in place on your model churches. I'll explain - most wargame churches have plain windows, painted blue or black, but what if you cut out these images and glued them in place?

The cards were picked up at a local charity store, but since seeing them, I have seen others with similar images for sale in a number of places. If you are planning a church model (or want to update one you already have) go searching for suitable cards with similar designs.

Photo One - These Christmas cards are from Barnardos.

Photos Two - Four - Close ups of the images.

I don't have any current plans for a church model, well at least not one with stained glass windows, but I'll keep a couple of these back just in case.



DeanM said...

Wow - really cool.

Sean said...

That is a good idea. I'm not sure where I would look for those in the states. It just occurred to me that one could probably take images/scans of stained glass and print it out on transparencies. Hmm. I may have to try that.

J Womack, Esq. said...

That's bloody genius.

Paul´s Bods said...

Excellent find. What scale would they be?

Tony said...


I would estimate that these cards could be used in model churches in scales from 15mm, through 20mm and 28mm and even up to 40mm.


Lasgunpacker said...

I have thought about printing pictures on transparencies,and even saved a few on my hard drive for that purpose, but I never considered useing Christmas Cards. Now I will have to keep an eye out for those with the stained glass windows.

Morikun said...

Very Good Idea indeed ^^

Personnaly, I'm working on a Cathedral of Aquila (40k) and I printed some transparencies from pics piked on google.

It's very beaytiful to see too you know ^^

Effectivement c'est une très bonne idée.

En ce qui me concerne, je travaille sur une Cathédrale de l'Aquila (40k) et j'ai imprimé quelques transparents à partir d'images prises sur Google.

C'est très joli à regarder aussi ^^