Monday, July 15, 2013

FJ Objective

Finished this up tonight, it's been a lot of work but I think it was worth it.  I started out with the old Soviet HQ objective from Battefront and wanted to use the great FJ tank rider figures that came with the new King Tiger model.  Ultimately I was unhappy with the objective as-is and broke it up and only used the wall section, gluing it to another base.  I used some other wall bits to add a second floor and things kind of took off from there.  I spackled in the gaps and used balsa to build a floor structure.  Made a plank floor upper story and stone tile for the ground level.  Rubble and a few odds and ends to make a street corner house that the FJs are using as a temporary resting spot and observation post.  I really love how this came out and look forward to entering it in the Wargames Illustrated Iron Cross competition at Historicon next weekend.
In progress with basic layout.
Wanted a colorful building to contrast with the browns and tans.
My first attempt at wood grain.  Came out better than I thought it would.
Sentry on watch.
Window planter boxes are very common in Italy and I wanted to get just a little vegitation up there.
Door frame and blank wall.  Posters help to break up the most boring angle.
Squad leader having a smoke while checking his map.
Interior.  Slate floor to differentiate from thee plank second floor.
Very tired looking MG team catching a bit of rest.

1 comment:

  1. Great job! I love when an objective marker tells a story.