Welcome again to a new Tutorial on building houses. During the last weeks I was in search for some more terrain and still lack houses which I really think are necessary for a good game for Flames of War, but on the other hand are way to expensive if you take a look at the manufacturers and their prizes.
What you normally buy is a piece of resin or mdf with a size approx 6 to 10 cm in length and that looks really tiny compared to approx 16 to 20 Euros of invest.
What I will do today is to show you some more basics on using cardboard. As always feel free to adapt what you like and enhance what fits to your game and table.
Always be aware that knifes really can hurt you. And now.. read, enjoy and happy building everyone.
www.microtactix.com a house and a ruin
which i downloaded. The design is called Battlelands15 which indicates
that the scaling is already for 15mm figures. So no extra mathematic
calculations needed to get the correct measurement.
If you are extremely lazy then simply take a fine colour laserprinter and your cardboard (approx 200mg cardboard) and print it on it. That might look good for a while and might suit your purposes, but for me it lacks depth. In my case I will go ahead and first of all draw the house from the paper on my cardboard.
The roof was the most challenging part of it as you can not simply cut all the things through but have to be careful what to cut through and what to cut slightly. Afterwards some glueing and I guess that will stick overnight.
You might encounter slight openings on the glueing corners. I simply tape them and get a smooth area.
Hei and ready we are. Happy building everyone !
List of things needed:
- Beermatt (for free from the pub)
- Cardboard (3 Euro for A1 size, usage approx 1/8 = 0.37 Euros)
- Styrodur sealing (the amount used prize not worth mentioning)
- Colours (also to be used by bought terrain)
- PVA Glue (amount used not worth mentioning in prize)
- Superglue (amount used not worth mentioning in prize)
- Tape (same as above)
- Match Sticks (2 out of 30 matches)
- Print out (not calculateable)
Prize total (estimated): 0.80 Euros
9 british pound for a building by Kerr & King (http://www.kerrandking.co.uk/) there you also have to do the steps with basecoating, painting etc... that will safe you a hell bunch of money.