Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Terrain etc

The top picture shows a special I made from three hexes glued together - a farm complex with outbuildings and fruit orchard. All buildings from Hovels.

The 2nd, 4th and 5th pictures show another one of my specials - three hexes glued together with card buildings, streets, back gardens etc. This 'town' covers a small footprint and is strictly speaking about 20mm scale but I think it looks great although the hexes have warped a bit and I will need to correct this. All the buildings come from a terrific German company (http://www.schreiber-bogen.de/) and I'd like to do my bit to encourage German exports by recommending them highly.

The third picture is taken from near the town and looks down the length of the table.
Its quite difficult to see contours of hills but they are all there. I pin all hills in place to stop them moving and all my trees (mostly from Heki) have pins in their bases as well. Thats why it takes about 5 hours to set up all the terrain.

I've taken some more pictures will soldiers 'en-place' and I'll post them over the next couple of days.


  1. Very, very impressive . . . and the village looks great.

    -- Jeff

  2. That is one wonderful layout, Nigel. I second Jeff's comment on the village.

    I have some Schrieber cardstock buildings in my collection and they are wonderful. I didn't realize that they were still around- I may take your advice and do my small part to revitalize the world's economy!

  3. Lovely looking terrain; thanks for the info on the buildings

    Merry Xmas

    -- Allan

  4. Thanks very much for the tip about the Schreiber buildings. I wasn't aware of these. My SYW collection is primarily Revell plastics with metal reinforcements from the German company Art Miniaturen. I have been buying some of the historic Germanic buildings from the model railway company Faller and it seems as if these card buildings will compliment them.

    Guy (in a v chilly Windsor England, not regretfully Peru)