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.


Sire Godefroy said...

Your collection of terrain pieces shapes up nicely. Crazy enough, I think this house is more to optical scale with regiments made of 28mm models.

I'd like to use this opportunity in order to wish you and our loved ones happy and blessed Christmas and a good start into 2011. Thanks for all the inspiration you've shared with us in 2010; I'm looking forward to next year.


Mericánach said...

That's a beautiful piece, Giles.

Nollaig Shona duit, and all the best for 2011.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

It looks very nice Giles and glad you decided white over black for the reasons you already stated.
Merry Christmas!


Fire at Will said...

have a great Christmas and post whatever you can when you are able to. I seem to have a backlog as well, it must be the season.

Fröhliche Weihnachten


Doc Smith said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Giles. Hope the New Year is a good one for you and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful painting.


legatus hedlius said...

We must definitely meet up in the New Year. Got some travelling to do in January but early February looks good.

Paulalba said...

A stunning piece of building Giles,
I struggle when it comes to terrain so very envious (in a good way!)