A ruined Italian house.

I picked up one of the Airfix resin buildings cheap a while back. It was one of their Italian/ mediterranean styled building. I thought the basic building ( as seen here ) was a bit plain so I jazzed it up a bit. I added the remains of a ceiling/ attic and based it with some rubble. I remembered to paint the underside black before I stuck it down too.

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I painted it with some cheap acrylics and then added some static grass and tufts. I’m quite pleased with how it has turned out. It should be a nice addition to my scenery collection for that part of the world. Just need to get it into a game next, now where did I put my 20mm partisans….

 

Cheers,

 

Pete.

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31 comments on “A ruined Italian house.

  1. Hi that is super nice Great painting on that looks Very good! I’ll look in to that House:)
    Take care
    God Bless
    Dave

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Hello Dave. That for that the Airfix resin range has some good bits in which, with a bit of fettling, turn into nice bits of terrain. Well worth picking up if you see them cheap.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

      • Hi yes you have done a great piece there love the ex floor and the Rubble looks very real my friend. I’ll keep my eye out for it. I have one or two of these they paint up great. I would use that in my SCW 20mm it would go great. I’m like you I like to put exfloors in if they have the windows and room. Take care Pete keep up the Super post my friend enjoy reading them.

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Thanks Dave.

        SCW gaming is something I keep meaning to get around to doing… never vseem to have the time.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • Hi I understand I have lots of those too:) But if you ever decide to do it the nice thing about it is if you already have some early year German panzer 1s and some Russian T26s some trucks etc… and then just get a few 20mm Nationalist and Republican Troops you are good to go:) You already have Great terrain that works:) And your ready to play.
        Take care my Friend
        Dave

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        When you put it like that Dave you make it seem like I’ve got 75% of the work done already… and I do like using my terrain for as many wars as possible.

        Will head over to the minairons site I think.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • Lol they make some Great miniatures:) I’m glad you have early year bits:) If you do end up doing it please Let me know. Take care my friend:) Dave

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      • Hey give a look at Hugh Thomas’s book on the SCW it was a good price and it’s well done:) hope the price is still good.
        Take care.
        Dave

      • Hey almost forgot Soldiers Of Von Thoma is a Super good read about the Condor Legion. A Very well done book:) well worth getting if you don’t even do the miniature game:)
        God Bless you my friend.
        Dave

      • One last thing really;) If you do it send me and email I’ll send you a couple of cool minis. I use to know a fellow that really knew the war well. He was a good friend of mine but he past away in a bad bike accident… his name was Pat Condray A super nice fellow:( Anyway i made some cool items in 20mm I have some extra. As a Christmas gift I’ll mail them to you Greysteelknight@gmail.com

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Thanks for that Dave it is very generous of you. I’ll drop you an email tomorrow. Thanks for the book tips too- I think I’ll start with the Hugh Thomas one first.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

  2. That looks really good! I have that model somewhere to paint so I’m pleased to see yours based so nicely with extra detail! Rubble looks good!

  3. Le Bim says:

    So realistic Pete ! Great job !

  4. Looks great. Liking the distressed whitewash.

  5. Great stuff Pete. The personal touch is what I like and what you have done is great mate. Very nice.

  6. cptshandy says:

    Very nice! I especially like how you painted the walls – the weathering looks perfect!

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks- I used several thin layers of craft paint starting with a pale brown and getting lighter painted on with a stippling technique. Weathering was acrylic washes and a bit of drybrushing.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  7. Agree with all above, love the rubble and the weathering is well executed. Nice job Pete!

  8. Sure my friend look forward to hearing from you:) Just drop me a email:)
    Take care my friend.
    Dave

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