Tuesday, 21 December 2010
A house in Salem
This is the second building recently completed for me by Tablescape. The design of the house is taken from a house I photographed in Salem and is a pretty basic clapboard style. Many of the houses I saw in Salem and its surroundings are painted in the very dark brown/black colour you see in the photo. I thought this looked rather drab and so decided to haver it painted in a simple white colour. This also brought the house more into line with the buildings you see around Lexington common (as in the pic at bottom right below). This model isn't nearly as big as the church and, although a tad larger than your average Hovels AWI building, is far closer to a normal tabletop size, I think.
Once again I'm sorry about the lack of posts recently. For various reasons I'm finding it difficult to find the time to photgraph things at the moment. I have plenty of figures sitting on the kitchen table waiting for a suitable moment (5 posts' worth, actually!), but that moment is proving elusive. It's very dark again in London so taking photos early in the morning before I leave for nursery and then on to work isn't really feasible, but I'll see what I can do over the next couple of days. I now have 3 lots of artillery and 2 infantry battalions ready to go. On the workbench are more American artillery, some Carlist Wars infantry and the rest of the 61me Ligne for 1815. I then want to paint up another couple of AWI British line battalions.