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Offline TacticalPainter

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Colonial house for Singapore
« on: October 26, 2020, 02:48:04 AM »
I'm playing a Chain of Command campaign set in Singapore in 20mm and need to represent a house belonging to a rubber plantation owner. I have one of the 20mm Sarissa colonial houses and I've done some work on that to make it suitable for the Far East. You can see how I did those modifications in a longer post here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2020/06/sarissa-20mm-colonial-house.html

For the campaign I wanted to add a base and so I've recycled a base I had made for a house in French village. For more tropical flavour I've added a couple of palm trees.

The car is die cast and from Oxford. I sprayed it with matt varnish and gave it a dry brush just to make it look less toy like.







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Offline flatpack

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 07:48:23 AM »
That looks great.
All the little touches like the palm trees, and plant pots.
It has all the flavour for Singapore.
Flatpack

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 07:59:31 AM »
That is amazing.

I am going to borrow some of those ideas for Vietnam.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 08:16:00 AM by Ultravanillasmurf »

Offline Etranger

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 08:25:09 AM »
Very nice. it would work for Indochina just as it is too.
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Offline has.been

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 10:31:47 AM »
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Very nice. it would work for Indochina just as it is too.

My thoughts too, though I would want it in 28mm.
Also do for Viet-Nam.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 02:53:58 PM »

Offline joekano

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 03:49:27 PM »
That looks amazing! I love a good conversion.

If you guys are looking for more South Asian buildings, https://www.dragonfroggames.co.uk/ sell MDF shops in both 20 and 28mm. They are nice kits, though the upper floors are not full height, so they come up shorter than other manufactures.

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Offline has.been

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 07:18:15 PM »
Thanks Joekano. I wasn't thinking of streets, rather an isolated plantation house.
The buildings seem very nice, & I might have been tempted, but all the 28mm ones
are listed as, 'Out of stock'.

Thanks also Ultra. You do yourself a disservice, your building is well done.
I might even have a Sarissa one hiding in the MDF hill. Not as big as the
lead mountain, but still quite big.

Offline flatpack

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 07:16:13 AM »
Ultra
Your buildings are just great.
I love the dangling air con unit on the damaged building. That is a lovely touch.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 08:57:17 AM »
Thanks.

@Tactical Painter, where did you get the car and how did you do the walls and fencing? I looked on your blog post and it only covered the building.

Offline has.been

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 09:44:16 AM »
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The car is die cast and from Oxford. I sprayed it with matt varnish and gave it a dry brush just to make it look less toy like.

Oxford are a company who do ready made 1/76th vehicles.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 10:29:55 AM »
As has been said the car is from Oxford Die Cast (1/76 scale). I sprayed with Matt varnish and then gave a dry brush.

The walls are made from cork floor tiles available from hardware stores.

The fence is an eBay purchase from a Chinese supplier doing model railway scenery, lots of choices in styles and in OO scale which is 1/76 or 20mm.

Offline Patrice

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 12:22:14 PM »
Superb and very inspiring work, thanks for sharing.  :o :)

I have bought this same house but I still haven't begun to work on it...

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »
Oxford are a company who do ready made 1/76th vehicles.
Thanks.
At some point I had forgotten that this was 20mm and not 28mm ^__^

Offline has.been

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Re: Colonial house for Singapore
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 08:11:28 PM »
If you want similar in 28mm, try Solido.
Sometimes e-bay has them cheaper than brand new.

 

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