Sunday, 21 February 2021

Yet Another Frostheim House


It seems like a long while since I posted here - it's actually been less than two weeks, but we're operating on pandemic time here in the UK, where everything both happens instantly and takes forever. Anyhow, I've spent the time "productively", building another house for my Frostheim village.






This is probably the biggest and most ambitious house so far. I used a cut-up castle wall from Renedra Miniatures to make the stone base for the house. The upper floor came from a cheap wooden box - I've had it so long that I'm not sure where it came from, but I think it might be a money box purchased at the great (and probably late, now) local arts shop. The pointy roof, the roof itself and the tiles were cardboard and plasticard.

Inevitable terrible WIP shots:






More than anything I make on this blog, the little houses get better the more time you spend on them. And I seemed to spend years on this thing! I added timber from coffee stirrers and resin windows from Antenociti's Workshop, which look very nice indeed. Other bits came from old GW kits. One of the chimney-pots was the internal mechanism of a biro!

So here we are, at last. I think I'm done with this one. 







And here it is in the slightly blurry town.








5 comments:

SpacecowSmith said...

Fantastic work on the building! It's a really inspiring build too as it's a lot more advanced than the stuff I've been making of late!

I particularly like the tiles on the roof as the colours are really great!

Toby said...

Thanks - I've had to work my way up to making something this complicated! I really like the buildings you've been making. I'm pleased the roof works. I've always wondered if the blue tiles were a bit "much" but they work when the buildings are together and give the city a bit of colour.

Skully said...

Very nice, I love the blue roof! :)

Suber said...

Oh, wow, this is fantastic! I like the whole structure and how you used the raw materials. The pics of the town are truly inspiring! You need to build more stuff!

Toby said...

Thanks Suber! I'm really pleased with the town. I remember looking at Tom's Boring Mordheim Blog years ago and thinking "I wish I could do that". His version is still way better, but I'm pleased with the results. There's something very pleasing about various desperate treasure-hunters creeping between the old-school half-timbered houses on my kitchen table!