Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ruined farmhouse and the Castillo de San Felipe in Ferol

   After all these scratch-built terrain pieces, here is a plastic kit for a change! The ruined farmhouse of Warlord Games is a very nice model and can be constructed in a variety of ways. Below you can see how I built it.

   I put both buildings on MDF bases and used balsa wood for the floors and plaster, little rocks and sand for the ground.

The big building of the farmhouse

The small building of the farmhouse

   Then I painted grey the stone walls, dark sand the walls and cork brown the woods.

   To continue our trip lets see some photos of the "Castelo de San Felipe" outside the town of Ferol. They say that there was a huge chain linking this castillo to the"Castillo de San Martín" on the opposite side of the river, which blocked the entrance of an enemy fleet, usually the British one.

The main entrance

The Castillo de San Martín on the opposite bank of the river

The river mouth

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Farrier's workshop and the "Museo Naval de Ferrol"

   A farrier's workshop is my latest terrain piece. I used the same materials as the previous times. See below step by step on the photos.

The farrier's workshop

Balsa wood for the beams and the planks

Foam tray for the wall

Towel for the thatched roof

Two layers of white glue to harden the roof

Three paints for the roof

Milk chocolate

Desert yellow

and buff.


The stone furnace is made of styrofoam

   The second and last part of the photos from Ferrol Naval Museum and Library:

The entrance of the museum

My wife in front of a ¨tiny¨anchor 


Santa María


Cold weapons for boarding

A German wall clock

The captain´s wardrobe

Spanish Navy crewmen 1

Spanish Navy crewmen 2

   And a couple of showcases full with little lead soldier miniatures!  

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!  
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