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Author Topic: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?  (Read 6612 times)

Offline joekano

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 09:12:40 PM »
Carlos,

  Thanks so much for the advice. It is frustrating that there isn't more out there for the Americas.

At this stage I think I will try the paper church first since it's free, then try a complete scratch build if it looks really out of place.  Unfortunately the tower is stone, so as you said, a bit too fancy for a small town. Perhaps there can be a holy shrine there or a wealthy patron who sponsored the tower. At least the majority of the building is stucco.

Stay tuned!

Chris
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Offline von Lucky

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 10:32:28 PM »
I agree with the dressed stone comment from Carlos, which in itself will make it easy for you to scratch build a church yourself (try substituting the tower for you own design in the paper church to see how easy it is ;)).

Haven't built a church for my South America/Carribean terrain, but now I am starting to get ideas too.
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Offline joekano

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 04:17:38 AM »
So I've started to retexture the paper kit with Photoshop in order to try and make something useful.  I was able to convert the main portion of the tower from stone over to stucco (left), but the tower top is proving more difficult (right).


To completely retexture it with stucco, I'd lose a lot of the detailing unless I really wanted to get in pixel by pixel, which is more work than I'd like to do.  Instead, I've overlaid the stone with an adobe brick pattern in the hopes of making it more region appropriate. What do you think - can I get away with this small amount of camouflaged stone?

Thanks!

Chris

Offline joekano

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 07:03:26 AM »
In case anyone is interested, I've uploaded my modified kit pages here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joekano/sets/72157635607825676/

Blog entry:
http://majorthomasfoolery.blogspot.com/2013/09/15mm-central-americancaribbean-paper.html

I'll let you know how the build goes.

Chris

EDIT 01Oct13: I just caught that I left a piece (bell tower roof) off the kit.  A revised page 5 has been uploaded to Flicker.

Sorry for any confusion!
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 02:46:34 AM by joekano »

Offline joekano

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »
Well, here's the final build:



Overall, I'm fairly pleased on how it came out.

More images and details on the blog:
http://majorthomasfoolery.blogspot.com/2013/10/completed-central-american-church.html

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2013, 08:26:13 PM »
very nice. certainly fits the bill, and much cheaper that the one I found!
Theres more 28mm Superhero Madness at my blog, http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.com/
And for Ultra-modern Wargaming check out Hotel Zugando at http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Looking for a Central American Church in 15mm for AK47 - Any Ideas?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2013, 09:00:44 PM »
Pretty impressed - nice one.

 

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