Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hartwell Tavern in 28mm - part two

Hartwell Tavern from Battle Road, in the American War of Independence, modelled in 28mm for Grand Manner.

Since the earlier post I have done quite a bit of construction work on this commission. The main building work is now completed and with the master about 90% finished it is onto detailing and surface texturing.

With this piece being so large and a 'signature piece' I felt additional 'work-in-progress' shots were warranted.

This photo shows the amount of work that goes into detailing the interior. So far eight individual pieces and more to come.

Finally, here is a plan/sketch that was used by me during the planning and building period. It would have been easier to have used commercial castings of plastic sheets to build the roof and weather-board section. I choose to scratchbuild all but the windows, which are resin castings produced by Grand Manner from my initial masters. All have been modified to fit with this building.

The drawings were taken from photos of the actual Hartwell Tavern and scaled using door and window heights. The finished model is a 90% - 95% scale model of the photograph images - I have used some compression.

The two main buildings are designed to be used together or as individual pieces. The bases have 'jigsaw' cut-outs to allow for them to be closely based as the original Hartwell Tavern.