|French farmhouse and barn: Rescued from an unfinished and languishing project.|
A long hiatus: Grad School semester over, move completed, and a new job-not much time for Liliputia. I have had a huge structure on the table for about a year now. It was supposed to be a Presidial barracks or cells for friars at Mission Concepcion for the Bexar Campaign. The problem was, it was just too large. With 28mm, I guess some things can't be to scale-they just don't fit on a dining room table. So I proceeded to rip off the top story, balcony, colonnade, etc. and was left with the structure below.
|The barracks sans balcony, colonnade and second floor.|
|Finished barracks and farm house (r).|
The finished products, sanded, painted and weathered. The one story house on the right is the old 2d floor of the barracks, now a Mexican farm house. They were painted in leftover latex primer from our living room, and then coats of acrylic terra cotta, linen dry brush, and a brown wash.
|French medieval barn on the stocks.|
|The foundations were the remains of the balcony and colonnade from the old|
Presidial barracks project.
|Completed French farm, awaiting a well, fields, etc.|
|As always, the roofs are removable to allow the buildings o be occupied.|
The barn has a hayloft...for an archer...or archer and wench.
With the structures completed, on to the Battle of Gonzales, 1835.