Saturday, 15 April 2017

The town of MDF : Work in progress

I don't normally do WIP stuff so most things that appear on the blog are finished. I do occasionally have people ask how to do stuff and I recently purchased some more MDF buildings off e bay these were very cheap with 6 buildings for £23 (including postage)  28mm Hamlet 6 Buildings Scenery 3mm Laser Cut MDF Warhammer Bolt Action they are very basic but ideal for some extra detail adding to match them into other buildings I have. After an hour or so I am about half way through.......I apologise for those who might consider all of this obvious and also if you are careful as I am not, but these are not meant to be ultra modern square boxes so a degree of randomness is preferred (by me anyway)
As they arrive flat packed....6 buildings is a lot but will boost my current village into a full town ! 
I have actually ended up with 8 but that is another story
Basic windows so stage one is to create window frames, thick grey card I find best for this. Cut into strips glue into place, they look a bit 'proud' at this stage but we are going to use some sand later to texture the walls. I found it easier doing this before sticking all the walls together.
If you get the pieces in the right configuration, they fit together really well and this is a quick job
Chuck out the doors the which come with them and simple use more thick card with lines scored on them. Stick these inside the building as this gives a nice recessed door. I have added door frames as well, same process.
Next stage is block stones for the corners, cereal packets here....more glue I use bostick from B and Q cut them into roughly, again these are meant to be sandstone blocks with an element of irregularity, into sticks about 1 cm wide, them chop them up into squares, on the right and half blocks, on the left.
Set to again with glue alternating full and half blocks, as the building come in two floors you just need to check you get the pattern right on the second floor, as you do each corner, don't worry if the blocks don't quite match, you won't notice when it is finished.
The finished ground floor, you can see the back door glued in and all the corners completed.....

Next stage is roof and sand !

19 comments:

  1. Very, very good! Waiting for the next steps!

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    1. Thanks Michal will post soon ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I love these sort of 'how-to' terrain posts as I'm completely clueless and need all the help I can get!

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    1. I just make it up as I go along.....

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    2. Well..after seeing both your and Martin's post I went and ordered some for myself. Unfortunately, as we are in between houses, it will be a while before I get around to doing them but I'm bookmarking your 'how-to' posts for when I do!

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    1. Thanks Paul looks like a lot of local houses ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Always nice to see how other people do their buildings, looking good.
    Best Iain

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    1. I don't normally ...but people keep asking ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Excellent and great value too.

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    1. This first one has taken slightly longer than I was hoping so I need a production line for the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Nice work, thanks for the link, I've lots of Sarissa buildings but this guys £25 ruins set looks good value...don't think I can resist picking it up!!!!

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    1. They are a very good deal and depending on how much effort you want to put in can make quite serviceable buildings

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