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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Normandy and Beyond

Hi all, right as part of my Normandy and beyond range.......well actually its the beach landings and beyond but sub section 1.256 is Normandy and beyond,.
ahem, anyway as part as I was saying as part of my Normandy and beyond......well actually, whoops silly me I have said that.........well as part of this range I have decided to do a double build which in plain English means the same buildings in two scales at the same time, those scales being 20 and 28mm.

I picked a nice image that looked as if it offered a good challenge and most of all would be fun to do with the added end result that will hopefully look pretty dam good.

it is a 5 building project (10 if you count two scales) that will give a Normandy street with a selection of buildings for that.............at the same time the 20mm players will have the bonus of the fact that I have 3-4 single builds under this banner on the go too.

pictures make prizes so bare with me and I will post the WIP's over this weekend and as I go along, this tends to be a every other weekend project at this time, but with it probably half way through I hope to speed it up a little

this is the inspiration picture that I chose to bring to life

 
 







 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Stalingrad Train Station 20mm 1/76th scale

well its been quite some time in the making and while it was always going to be a large build it is still a relief to have eventually finished it.
a lot of changes along the way including 3 attempts at getting the scaling right, that might not seem a lot but when you consider half of what you see in the pictures has been built twice in the wrong scales.............
I was going to provide a floorplan with this but have made the decision instead not to..................."WHY"????????????? I hear you shout, well a few reasons really, the main one being the cost and the eventual cost of the whole set, having a floorplan would have added at least 45% to the cost that I have eventually decided to set it at, then there is the logistic nightmare of making one and I think my final idea is the best one anyway because it allows you the buyer a choice in how it eventually is made.
so with all that I will explain what I have decided to do instead, now this is a large set for a single piece being 3ft x 1ft footprint, I have decided that I will provide interior flooring and walls along with a whole selections of rubble pieces, I would imagine this will be built in one of two ways, 1 a permanent setup on its own board which basically provides the floorplan anyway and you can just add the rubbled pieces to finish it off.................2, a temporary setup that can be shelved when not used, again a floorplan would make this so much more difficult.............so anyway I am not going to do one so there!


so what you get and these are approximates at this time, 25 walled sections for the whole set, enough damage roof parts to go atop of each section and a basic but detailed set of inner walls and floors, along with that a good amount of general rubble pieces so that you can easily fill the floor space and provide movement areas too.


"Price, price price", I can hear the chants now.


£150 for the full set is the price I have set, its a chunk of cash and I am not expecting to sell hundreds but the time and the costs to make plus the size and overall impressive sight this will give I think its a tremendously (good word that) fair price.


so its picture time, this is the master parts pinned together but in the layout that it has been designed for, I hope you like this as I personally am very happy with it.

rear view, well actually the front view but the tracks were to the rear so I worked from that side first, this I have made more damaged than the other facias

 
looking down into the building, there will be a lot of rubble to go with inner flooring to fill the void, and if you mount it then a permanent floor will be easy to make and look great

 
trackside view, slightly shortened compared to my original absolute build but still 3ft long

 
the slatted parts are the damaged roof sections that will be fitted to the tops of the building, then you have my initial rubble piles which will be added to with at least 4 corner piles and 4 heavily rubbled piles, the walls as you see too are the inner damaged walls to be placed at your pleasure

 
large inner partition wall, fits about half way along the inner space, with slotted damaged floors












Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Price List 23/12/14

Price List and Availability
I am just going to keep a list of everything I have for sale and the prices here, I will update this at  the very least once a month as that is really my new build times of release.

I have recently found a cheaper source for the resin I buy, after testing to make sure the quality is good I am now happy to say I can review my prices a little and pass on the saving to you guys too, so please check the prices below as they have mostly all changed

everything I sell should be available through

http://www.thehobbyden.com/

or

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/mckeemanmodels?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

just search the building name and it should come up

you can also order direct from me, I provide a paypal invoice and when paid I send the item out.

I keep my prices as low as I can and only charge whatever the postage and packing cost is to me, I am happy to sell worldwide. all of my builds are flat packed and need piecing together and are unpainted resin casts

this list is purely as you see a list, all pictures of the sets are in sections on this site, and all prices are not including postage, which will of coarse be calculated at point of sale.


28mm Scale House Ruin 1  **NEW**  £25 http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/28mm-general-house-ruin-1.html

20mm scale 1/76th scale buildings

Hotel Ruin    £60  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/20mm-hotel.html
Euro corner Ruin   £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/european-corner-ruin-20mm-scale.html
Single City Block 1   £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/four-storey-single-blocks.html
Single City Block 2   £20    see above link
Single City Block 3   £20    see above link
Farmhouse Ruin    £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/farmhouse-ruin-20mm.html
Euro Road Bridge    £45    http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/road-bridge.html
Euro Road Bridge Extra Section   £20  see above link
Railway Bridge                              £40   not yet moulded
Railway Bridge Extra Section       £15   not yet moulded
General House Ruin 1   £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/normandy-house-ruin.html
Juno Beach House    £20   temporarily unavailable
Public House Ruin    £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/public-house-ruin.html
Barn     £25  not yet moulded
Street Shop Ruins 3 set     £40   http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/town-street-shops.html
Street Shop Ruin 4 set      £55   see above link
Street Shop Ruin  5 Set    £70   see above link
Street Shop Single Building 4    £20 http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/town-street-shops.html
Street Shop Single Ruin 5  £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/town-street-shops.html
Bunker Set (3 Bunkers) 20mm  £40  not yet moulded  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/atlantic-wall-and-beyond-20mm-and-15mm.html
Machine Gun Bunker  20mm   £10
Medium Bunker  20mm £15
Command Bunker 20mm   £20
Arnhem Bridge Houses                £35   now available
Arnhem Bridge Houses (ruined)  £35 
Carentan Street Set (4)                 £80
Carentan 4 Storey Arched            £25
Carentan 3 Storey Arched            £20
Carentan 2 Storey w/Attic           £20
Carentan 3 Storey roofed             £20


Bunker Set 15mm £30  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/atlantic-wall-and-beyond-20mm-and-15mm.html
Machine Gun Bunker £5
Medium Bunker  £10
Command Bunker £15

Euro Town Hotel Ruin     £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/euro-style-town-hotel-ruin-20mm-scale.html

General Farmhouse Ruin 2 £20  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/farmhouse-ruin-2.html

Derelict Farmhouse  £20 http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/derelict-farmhouse.html

 All Scales

Rubble Piles (5)   £8  http://wowbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/rubble-piles-all-scales.html

if you have any questions or enquiries please don't hesitate to ask here or at wowbuildings@hotmail.com

28mm General House Ruin 1

Here we gooooooo, my first official 28mm release (not my first ever build in this scale), I went for high detail on this so you even have peeling wallpaper and hanging pictures, the interior detail is as good as the outer.

overall size I hear you say? knew you would ask that so did I come prepared????????? nope so approx. until I get one cast to measure up :-)

height 180mm x 100 x 100mm

I am posting all of my pics here including the WIP's

this is one of many 28mm scales that will be coming in the next year

I can't see the pics in editor to comment on them, also on preview some are on their side, but I think they speak for themselves

























Thursday, 11 December 2014

And now for something completely different......................yet the same

Every now and then I like to build something purely because i quite fancy doing it. Somewhere deep within my mind i have several gaming tables that one day when my workshop is cleared (basically I have a very large garage that is crammed with junk that I will be emptying this coming year and when it's done I will have a space about 10 metersx 15 meters for my workshop), i will build,
with that in mind sometimes I come across a picture that shows me something that I just have to build.
so after finishing my latest build and with several near finished projects that I intend to finish and get moulded within the next month I have decided that I will make something from my own agenda.
The picture below is my next build, i don't have any real finish time targets on builds like these but over the weekend I should have some decent WIP pictures to post, so for now here is the inspiration pic


 
very very early WIP's but the general structure is shaped
 



 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Carentan Build Project

These four buildings represent my venture into the Normandy and beyond series as i will or do call them, from the beach to Berlin i will work my way through creating buildings that represent the towns and cities that provided the battlegrounds in these times, this four set are the rare undamaged buildings that i produce, i don't do this too often but sometimes it is what is needed,  and in time there will be damaged buildings that go with these.
They all have interior detailing and when placed in the right setting should look very impressive.
basically I will flit back and forth adding to the individual ranges that come under the umbrella of Normandy and beyond,  with each town (like this) having its own subject title.
my aim is one day to have at least 10 to 20 builds for each title so large complete setup s can be built
 
this is a prequel build for my next challenge really and that's a church, the archways are easy enough but I need them to have a stone look and although I know exactly how I am going to achieve this I wanted to do a test build first just to see the look, when I saw these buildings they fitted that criteria exactly

 
the roof section needed to be slanted only slightly really so I used the depth of the frontage to achieve that, it save me building a separate roof piece that in this build isn't necessary

 
the full basic frontages done


 
I made these from right to left and then when the final detailing was done I worked left to right....why? no reason whatsoever



the wall strengtheners I noticed were not all the same so that's how I kept mine
roof detailing done and looking not bad at all


 
detailing detailing det.................. that's all that is needed..............oh yeah and rear sections, these will be done as soon as my foamboard arrives

 
the detailing is all done at the time of this edit, all that is left before I mould it up is the rear facia which will be quick and simple and some inner floors again which take very little time, I am just waiting a restock on foamboard as this was a heavy usage build in that area being four buildings.
anyway here are the pictures