Saturday 12 June 2021

A Scratch Built Epic Scale Barn for ACW gaming

Issue 459 of Miniature Wargames (July 2021) has another scratch built modelling article written by me - this time a traditional red barn built to match with the Epic Scale ACW plastic figures from Warlord Games.

The model was built over a balsawood former and I used card and DAS modelling clay to model the features. 

For more information, see the full article in MW.

The model was built to accompany the earlier Epic Scale church, details of which can be found on the Blog. See this link for more details.



Codsticker said...

Very nice! I particularly like how you paint your shingle roofs.

Tony said...

Thank you.

I believe that most of the paint effect is down to the sculpting or weathering of the card roof. After gluing the strips of card in place, I drag the back edge (the blunt edge) up the roof and even lift one or two of the layers to give the effect that the shingles are lifting or separate to one another, then texture the roof with a ready mixed filler, PVA glue and acrylic paint which is 'stippled on'.

The painting then takes care of itself.