The Ruins of Mordheim 2

Posted: January 14, 2012 in Mordheim, Terrain, Work-In-Progress
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Wooden House

I’ve finished constructing another building for my Mordheim table. This one is a wooden house. As with the other buildings the basic structure is made from foamcore which was then textured. Because I was using thick plastic card and balsa wood sheets for the exterior I used 3mm foamcore rather than 5mm so that the walls would not end up too thick. I chose a more rustic looking stone (Wills Random Stone) rather than the stonework I used on the tower house as this was more in keeping with the overall look of the building. By using a variety of different materials on my buildings I hope to achieve a more realistic look to the city as real cities are not uniform and different buildings are constructed from different materials¬† using different techniques.

Interior Detail

The interior is pretty straightforward so I won’t say much about it here. The floorboards were made from sheets of balsa wood with a pattern scored into them using a ruler and a pencil (the same technique was also used on the wooden exterior). Piles of rubble were built up using offcuts of foamcore which were covered with DAS putty and then had pieces of wood and roof tiles stuck into them. When dry they were covered with sand.

Up on the Roof

It’s worth saying a little about the roof tiles here. As with the cobblestones I use on my bases, these were purchased from Miniaco and were intended for dolls’ houses. The tiles are available in a variety of styles and colours and are made from reconstituted stone. I really can’t recommend these highly enough; they look very realistic and are easy to work with. They can be cut with a modelling knife or snapped with fingers. Although at first they seem a little fragile when glued down they are very sturdy. I used 1/24 scale tiles which were applied in layers starting at the bottom of the roof and working up. This was quite a time-consuming process as I had to wait for each row to dry before adding the next. There is nothing more frustrating than neatly gluing on a row of tiles only to knock them all off trying to add the next layer (as I found out by being impatient). The roof was topped off with some ridge tiles also from Miniaco. Although I intend to paint the roof, the tiles have a nice realistic look and could be left as they are.

I was planning on writing a tutorial on making buildings but I got carried away and forgot to take step-by-step pictures. With the next building I will try to remember and write a more detailed piece on the construction of the buildings.

All the best,

Andy.

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Comments
  1. Angus Slater says:

    Great looking scenery here Andy, and you seem to be building it at double-quick speed!

  2. Minitrol says:

    Great blog and yes your Heldenhammer looks awesome – added to feed!

  3. BIG RICH says:

    Reblogged this on WRECK MARKER and commented:
    A wonderful piece of terrain.

    • Andrew King says:

      Thanks for the comments and for reblogging. I’m glad you like the terrain. This project has stalled slightly owing to a lack of tools and material (I need to get my hands on a jigsaw and some MDF) but hopefully I’ll get back to it soon and get them painted. I also have plans for all manner of other details and ideas for other buildings.

  4. llanwyre says:

    That’s AWESOME! The rubble inside is particularly eye-catching.

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