Sunday, February 5, 2017
'Home' from SidneyR: A Laarden Townhouse
For the themed round entitled “Home”, I painted up one of the fine Hovels buildings in 25mm from their Flemish range. I felt this would be a simple, quick painting task to fit with my schedule, but it turned out to be a little more involved. Resin buildings reward time and effort, but they can also be tricky to paint - almost like painting a very large figure in miniature.
One day I dream of having a dozen or so of these stately buildings, on a fully laid out town plan, surrounded by a low city wall for a perfect siege game. I’ve counted this as my fifth (painted after about two years), so there’s some way to go. It’s partly that idea which keeps me painting one every year or so, all with the aim of making a living, breathing (if fictional) 17th Century town for the regiments and battalia of Laarden to occupy.