Yes, I am alive. Due to various factors, the most I have been able to motivate myself for these last 5 months has been the occasional comment on the blogs of others; sometimes not even that. However, this is not the time nor the place to discuss those issues. Suffice to say, I am back.
Across the Christmas period, I constructed a Fantasy Barn. I chose this project because I thought it would be relatively easy, and a good way to lay down some skills for some more ambitious projects in the future. Also, I have started to paint some Warhammer (5th edition style, of course) miniatures, and so I need a suitable photographic backdrop!
The barn structure was based on the templates from the old White Dwarf article by Phil Lewis.
I then covered the structure in papier-mâché – a technique I have not used since I was about 5 years old(!), but which also came from Tony Harwood’s book.
I then clad the structure in balsa wood planks and tiled the roof with cardboard tiles.
All in all it was pretty simple and turned out ok, I think. It took 2 evenings to build and about 1.5 hours to paint.