After just finishing my two small buildings, a peasant’s house and a small barn I want to show them to you guys. Indeed these show how very simple it is to make a 28 mm wargames building.
I began work on these after a few sessions of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit SBG: Battle Companies, where the “Fire! Fire! Foes!” scenario requires five or so buildings for the players to defend or put fire on. My terrain pieces so far are two sets of 40k ruins, a Skullvane manse, a Warhammer Fantasy scale house – so two smaller terrain pieces was preferable. With this I set to work.
I only used balsa wood for these, and actually did not need any thorough planning (apart from a googling or two on “cottage +magical”). The (height x length x width) measures are 2.5 cm/6 cm x 9.5 cm x 6.5 cm and 3 cm/6 cm x 9 cm x 8 cm. This I believe would be quite accurate measures for a poor mans house. (As you can see it scales quite well with a Rohan Warrior.)
I simply cut up pieces of balsa to the length of the walls and sawed up the bars. These I cut up the edges to make them look like hand made, rough planks and bars that one could find in a similar cabin. Then it was just to glue the end pieces, and finally the side walls, with PVA glue. Later both the base and the roof was cut from thin balsa planks. The two roof pieces are held together with the support of printer paper. After finishing the whole cottage was brushed over with thinned out PVA glue to harden the otherwose soft balsa wood.
Here’s what it looks like after I painted and added grass and flock.