Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Sheds, Outhouses and Shacks

Before Christmas I asked Graham at Grimsforge to work on another couple of projects for me to round out the variety of buildings in my fringe-world setting. Along with some bigger pieces (more on those at a future date), I wanted a selection of smaller sheds and shacks that I could use as scatter or butt up against a larger structure to change its footprint.


Grouped together the sheds make a nice little homestead.

There are three different sheds, beautifully realised by Graham from my sketches:



As with the previous Grimsforge buildings, these are sturdily build on a hardboard base with a polystyrene core and card detailing.




I kept the painting fairly basic - the same standard grey I've used on most of the other buildings, plus plenty of grime and dust!


The three sheds can also be butted up together to make a single row.


This shed features a floor hatch - access to an underground store or mine workings?

Is it a standard lock-up, or perhaps there are stairs descending.

A tiny single-roomed shack.

After playing around with the sheds, I realised that some of them also work nicely as rooftop structures on some of the larger buildings. Really looking forward to getting them onto a table some time soon.




20 comments:

  1. Great little shacks: they look super versatile.

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    1. I think you could do almost anything with them apart from stacking!!

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  2. Fantastic stuff as always, Axiom. You and Graham get some buildings done! I would love to see everything together one of these days. :)

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    1. Thanks! Don't worry, I'm planning to get everything out on a table and take some nice shots after I finish the next couple of buildings ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Simple and very nice additions. The addition of buildings of different heights just make your little settlement even more believable and interesting to look at in general.

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    1. Thanks Dai! I'm building up a nice selection - mainly single storey, but some with two storeys as well.

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  4. Grimsforge buildings are amazing, and your paintaing really makes them shine ! Great work from both of you :D

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    1. I can't speak highly enough about the Grimsforge buildings. Really wonderful work! Glad you like the paintjobs too!

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  5. Simple and effective. I like that they can be used in several configurations. The floor hatch is a nice touch :)

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    1. I'm q big fan of terrain that can be used in multiple ways too! I think these would be great spawn points for a plague zombie horde or similar too!

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  6. Three great additions for sure! Great concepts, great builds, great paint jobs.

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  7. I find these quite versatile and appealing, lovely project. I'm in need of a battle report of some kind to see them all on the field!

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    1. Thanks Suber! I'm desperate to find that gaming opportunity too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. The end results speak for itself. Great paint jobs too.

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  9. I like how Techpriest Zon's stiff pose gives your blogpost an air of awkward holiday photos. "Here I am in front of this cute little shed I found, and here I am in front of another cute shed, they had a real thing for cute sheds..."

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    1. "In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there are only sheds..."?

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