AVBCW: Ramshackle Barn – 1

Acquired today were some milk chruns and a Ramshackle barn kit:

Both were acquired in preparation for the latest AVBCW Big Game I am planning with JP later this month.The ramshackle barn is a plastic kit from the Perrys/Renedra and will do me for AVBCW, BoB, WHFB and AWI (the sleeper project). A very simple kit.

As t is plastic, I immediately decided to put it on a base, so I used the usual artists’ mounting card, and measured out a base large enough for the barn plus 30mm all round, and 60mm at the front. This means that I can move figures on 25mm bases around the building even if I have surrounded it with hedges/fences/something. I also rounded off the edges as square card edges always start getting damaged and fray something chronic. And look crap.

Painted the base immediately, and also undercoated the underside to prevent the card from warping too much.
The lean to was assembled after the main barn had been assembled and undercoated.

Its already been base coated with Foundry Bay Brown in prparation for tomorrow’s highlighting and general abuse.

It took less than an hour to do – ok it was spread out through the day whilst the gardeners gave me reasons to go to the tip twice with four builders bags of hedge clippings, and the project manager from the builders came and sized up my ever expanding boiler wreck project (he’s expecting more damage to be found).

I hope to complete this tomorrow as a mini project.

3 Responses to AVBCW: Ramshackle Barn – 1

  1. Roo says:

    Looks a nice kit certainly on my shopping list for ACW. Didn’t know about your sleeper project AWI 28mm I hope, which ‘front’ do you intend to game? Had a full us army of front rank and foundry but sold years back to fund another project. Still have some militia and some foundry us dragoons. What ruleset would you use?

    • Yes lovely kit.

      AWI is the sleeper project as I don’t feel I have enough skill to paint the figures yet.
      Aimed at Foundry/Perry 28mm AWI figures. Large skirmish games/small stand up fights. No idea on rulesets to use as yet !

  2. Byakhee Rich says:

    Dammit Roo, stop encouraging the man!!! We’ll never see finished hobgoblins if you distract him with such talk….

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