Archive for November, 2011

I have investigated different forums something like half a year now and planned that how I create my own eastern front village. Flames of war offical forums is an excellent place for inspiration and examples of high quality terrain.

I investigated couple of alternative plans, one that I create buildigs from scratch, second where I used some ready templates that I print with color printer and third where I buy ready unpainted resin houses. The cost goes similar way where scracth build is almost free, and ready resin buildings cost something like ~20€ each.

Even ready resin buildings are expensive – they are mainly very high quality. I do not have much money to waste on this hobby but  I have even less free time and therefore I decided to get couple of ready resin buildings and build my eastern front village at ready made pieces.

I compared different products at net and decided that I buy buildings from Total Battle Miniatures.  The first one I painted was Barn with Timber roof.

Here are couple of pictures at painted model with my soviet troops to see size.

And from another angle:

The model is actually very good quality, details are nice and the roof is removable. Therefore there is possibility to put troops inside the barn.  One can place one small base to tower, the actual barn can hold 3-4 normal troop bases.

I planned to paint also the inner parts of the building but then I found myself lazy and leaved the inside black.

Next I plan to complete couple of another buildings from TMB and also some woods/forests to “hide” my village…

It has been a very long time since I last updated the blog but there is a good reason… I changed my workplace and therefore my internet connection was changed to another operator and everyone knows that unless one is not willing to pay double fees, you have to wait the transfer time without the connection (Which was at my case almost 4 weeks)

But meanwhile I have tried to progress my soviet army and also there has been some terrain bulding ongoing…

First of all – I have noticed that my soviets need more tanks (Can there be enough tanks?) Originally I planned to purchase more T-34’s but then I noticed Plasticsoldier company’s nex Shermans. I decided to buy those because I have been very hapy about PSC’s quality.

So below there is picture about my Lend lease sherman company:

Also single picture about Company Command tank:

I also planned to create my own objective markers, because currently I do not have any markers for Soviet army.  I planned to create couple of supply dumps that can be the objectives. I created the one as test piece and when I get more large bases I create three more.

and from another angle:

I have also couple of Heavy Soviet tanks at painting table as well as couple of terrain pieces – I planned to create eastern front Soviet village, since majority of the games will happen at eastern front. But more will follow when painting is completed…