Harvey’s arty HQ
With the bulk of your army painted, I’ve found that the mind turns naturally to other aspects of wargame modelling. Things like scenic bases, objective markers and, time permitting, dioramas. As the Osprey Modelling Manual WWII Dioramas (2000.2) notes, dioramas are not just about accurately representing an action scene in either the portrayal of movement or the dynamics of its composition, the best ones tell a story. Recently, Harvey was kind enough to share with us one of his more recent endeavours, a fantastic British artillery HQ.
Check it out:
Marvelous! I’m loving Tommy Atkins – out of sight – enjoying a swift fag.
Everything you see here is scratch built. I asked Harvey how he made the ivy, cheese and bread:
For the ivy I used some cotton thread that I painted brown, then just glued on some dark green Noch leaves. You can get sample packs of these from Antenociti’s Workshop and each pack contains loads of this size. The bread was just some Das and the cheese was some 2mm plasticard cut to shape.
Just goes to show what can be done with a little bit of care and a large dollop of talent.
Any questions? I’m sure Harvey would be happy to respond 🙂
Oh, and those wonderful maps that really set the piece off? Dunno where he got those from, really we don’t…. 😀