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Offline Colonel Chabert

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Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« on: October 26, 2021, 02:43:32 PM »
The first two terrain boards for my Ukrainian town project are now complete. The board themselves are 12mm MDF reinforced on the underside with 20mm aluminium profiles to prevent warping. The town is to be called Kamenets-Chabertsky and, if it existed, would be found around 25km NW of Jitomir (Zhytomyr) in the NW of the country.

Here are a couple of photos of the boards before buildings, trees etc have been placed on top. The large road on the right (north) is the highway linking Novograd-Volynsky to Jitomir:





And now with everything in place. A couple of general views:





The main street, Novaya Ulitsa:



The back gardens of the buildings on Novaya Ulitsa and then Ulitsa Schevchenko with the vehicle repair shop:



Communist party HQ (formerly Town Hall):



Market square with booths:





The gas lamps:



The junction of Schevchenko, Staraya and Novaya:



View down Staraya Ulitsa:



Two views of School No37:





A bush:



The junction of Schevchenko and the Novograd-Jitomir Highway:



The next stage of the project is to complete the two half-boards with the old village and an orchard which go to the east of the town centre. After that, and on the other side of the highway, will be a railway line, a gasworks and a small factory. But all that is a way off yet.

Hope you enjoy and thanks to all who have posted comments on my earlier photos of the buildings.

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 03:00:09 PM »
That’s looking bloomin' marvelous  :-*
If I'm allowed a (very) minor point of criticism it’s that I wouldn’t have arranged it all parallel to the board edges. Would look yet more ‚natural‘ that way.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2021, 03:15:34 PM »
Excellent  8)

Offline fred

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 03:35:36 PM »
These look great! Are the buildings permanently attached, not sure if the first pictures are work in progress, or showing how you can flatten things down for storage / transport?

Offline Colonel Chabert

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 03:53:46 PM »
Moiterei: I know what you mean about straight lines and parallel edges. It's a problem with terrain boards. If you're going to get any sort of flexibility in putting them together you have to have roads etc leaving the boards at standardised points which leads to everything looking a bit square and gridlike. By the way I've been looking at your 20mm AB figures and they're absolutely mindblowing! I don't think I've ever seen better.
Fred: No the buildings are not permanently attached. They are based on plasticard and sit in their emplacements. As you say this helps storage.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 05:11:43 PM »
Grid-looking or otherwise, that's one quaint little peaceful Village.  I'm sure the local inhabitants are going about their business, towing the party line, enjoying just another day in their workers' paradise....What could possibly happen? ;)
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Offline has.been

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2021, 05:53:00 PM »
Quote
If I'm allowed a (very) minor point of criticism it’s that I wouldn’t have arranged it all parallel to the board edges. Would look yet more ‚natural‘ that way.

...so when you chuck it all out & start again, I will (very kindly)
remove that (horrible) village. I won't even charge you for taking
it away. :D :D :D

Fantastic work by the way.

Offline metalface13

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2021, 08:06:59 PM »
Gorgeous board! the roads and stree lights in particular look fantastic!

Offline PeteW

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2021, 08:20:10 PM »

Very nice indeed

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Offline Captain Darling

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2021, 08:51:34 PM »
A lot of work there for a good looking layout, did you use period photographs for references, if so do you have links to them?
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2021, 04:29:51 PM »
Lovely work - absolutely looks the part!


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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2021, 10:13:22 PM »
Splendid! ‘Tis a thing of great beauty. Quite possibly the best Eastern Front board I have ever seen. Congrats!
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Offline parttimegamer

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2021, 10:19:41 AM »
What an amazing looking board -  I cannot wait to see the extra bits that you are planning.  I particularly like the attention to the little details such as the leaf fall beneath the trees and the little bits of rough ground in between some of the buildings.  Just superb!

Whilst not a criticism, I also agree with the previous comments about the grid being square-on to the board edges, though if the terrain is modular, then it's really difficult to avoid doing that.  It doesn't detract from what is a great piece of work though.  One for the bookmark file!
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Offline David H

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2021, 10:40:39 AM »
A great bit of modelling, I love the details you have added - way beyond 'wargames standard'!
What size are the boards? Is it 20mm or 28mm scale?

You have given me some ideas, and inspiration, for my own boards, I need a village and a town layout.

I'm with you on the need to keep to things more or less linear when it comes to modular tiles, doing otherwise can look rather contrived when it comes to making roads match up.

Offline levied troop

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Re: Barbarossa 1941 - Town centre Terrain boards
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2021, 10:49:25 AM »
That looks really good and quite natural.  Let’s not forget that many town centres are carefully planned and grid-based even if the outskirts tend to grow randomly.
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