Here's a GHQ house which I thought might work as a manor for the country gentry, seeing as it looks rather genteel.
The manor ground's walls are balsa, painted, I hope, to look like stone.
One minor goof was to have the main door with the little roof over it at the back. I only realized that after I had glued it to the base.
Like my other 6mm scale bases, this is designed to hold a stand of infantry to show a village being garrisoned. I hope these chaps don't pilfer the gentry's silverware.
Here's another terrain project finished. This monastery is included in the micro-scale Mediterranean village kit produced by Scott Washburn's Paper Terrain company.
I wanted a hilltop for the base, and cut a series of terraces out of foam board. My friend Mike B recommended that I take a little red paint and touch up the white marks left from scoring the roofs with a knife before folding them. That was good advice, they look much better.
Of course, a monastery requires a vineyard for the Abbot's table.
A difficult place to capture, especially when held by grenadiers!
This reminds me of my favourite monastery joke. There was a monastery of an order with a strict rule of silence. It was the custom that each monk was allowed to say two words to the Abbot each year.
After his first year, a novice was brought to the Abbot.
"Brother Johan, what would you say to me?"
The second year, Brother Johan again appeared before the Abbot.
This time he said, "Hard beds."
The third year, Brother Johan stood before the Abbot and said, "I quit."
The Abbot replied, "It's just as well. All you've done is bitch and complain since you got here."
These figures bring my 2015 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 19; Mounted Figures: 10
15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5
6mm: Scenic pieces: 7
Kilometres Run: 240