Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spanish/Italian Church

For a change of pace, off the workbench is a bit of terrain today.  This rather large church is from Old Glory's Pirate range of buildings.  This piece was ordered near year-end and only now makes it into the painting queue.  

With a coat or two of paint and stain, the church now is ready for use.  A dramatic transformation from the before photo shown below:
Before
A battalion of 28mm Elite Miniatures' 95th Rifles stands guard in front of the church.  The comparison between figures and church provides an indication of the church's footprint.  It is rather large.  This fine building will likely see service not only in Spain during Peninsular War battles but with be at home in Italy for Renaissance gaming.  A versatile piece!  I may return to Old Glory for addition buildings in this series.
With this fine church ready for the table, the pull to draft a Peninsular War battle is strong.  I better get busy before that sensation dissipates.

42 comments:

  1. What an absolutely character filled piece, really splendid, with rather a useful 'squarish' footprint.

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    1. The church does have a lot of character. The inner courtyard has enough space to garrison with a battalion of infantry. The roof is removable too.

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  2. Very nice, and great use of colours!

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  3. A useful terrain feature and nicely finished.

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    1. A foresee this church being a focal for many a battle!

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  4. Wonderful job on the church Jonathon. I came across this excellent set of buildings about fifteen years ago and they are happily all painted and part of my Peninsular building collection. As you say, they are so versatile and useable across do many periods and theatres.

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    1. Thank you, Carlo! I imagine more of these will enter into the collection over time.

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  5. Nice bit of kit, great finish, I'm just starting on my Italian wars terrain, nice bit of inspiration!
    Best Iain

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    1. Glad to provide a bit of inspiration, Iain! Looking forward to your Italian Wars terrain project.

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  6. A very fine piece Jonathan! That will look great in your games!

    Christopher

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    1. With very few buildings in 28mm for this period, it is a welcome and useful addition.

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  7. A beautiful Spanish style church, and when we know the importance of churches in this campaign, it's a pleasure and a duty to paint as beautiful as this one!

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    1. Phil, you are always so supportive. Much appreciated!

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  8. I love it, Jon. It will add a lot of character to your games.

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    1. Thanks, Scott. I have a plan for this church very soon.

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    1. The Old Glory church is a nifty piece but not in the same class as your beautiful, scratchbuilt buildings.

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  10. Beautiful finish on the Church Jonathan!

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  11. Wow, that came together really well. Looks great.

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    1. Yeah, it looks good. I may order a few more buildings.

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  12. Church came out looking great! These buildings will add so much character and prettiness to a game table.

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    1. Thanks! This church will dress up my table nicely.

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  13. A lovely piece of scenery that will be useful for lots of periods as well

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    1. My plan is to use this church for a number of different periods.

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  14. Very nicely done. I have some Spanish Grand Manner buildings I must get around to, and will be very pleased if they turn out as well as this.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence! I look forward to seeing your Grand Manner buildings. Where do you buy them?

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    2. Directly from the Grand Manner website at https://www.grandmanner.co.uk/28mm_Spanish_Napoleonic--category--13.html

      They are lovely pieces, but certainly not cheap. I have most of the Spanish Napoleonic, Eastern Europe, Napoleonic Europe and WWII pieces, but rather disgracefully haven't laid a brush on any of them yet.

      I am a little undecided as to what paint to use, being unsure whether to use my usual Foundry paints where I know what I am doing, or try to find a range of craft paints. The latter would be significantly cheaper, but I am worried that it may involve a significant amount of trial and error the risk of mucking up a few pieces until I find something I'm completely happy with. Did you use a craft-style paint on this piece?

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    3. Thanks for the link to the beautiful Grand Manner buildings. Not cheap for sure.

      As for my church, after a base spray everything else was done with craft paints. All of my painting is done using craft paints.

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  15. Very nice terrain piece, Jonathan. I have a similar piece. ..it has a cross at the top of the tower.

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    1. Is your church an Old Glory piece?

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    2. Jonathan; yes, it was called "Stucco Spanish Church" something or other, I picked it up years ago when it was either on sale or they had a wrong price listed. http://wabcorner.blogspot.com/2009/04/old-glory-stucco-spanish-church.html

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  16. Very nice building, I think it will add a lot on a gaming table!

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  17. It looks fantastic, Jon! All of the OG buildings in this line paint up well, and are lightweight as well. I considered picking up some of them, but I already have the Hovels Spanish village, which fils the same niche.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! It is quite lightweight as you described. A big and beautiful piece. I would be surprised if other pieces from this range fail to make it into my shopping cart occasionally. The Hovels look very good. I may consider some of those walls and a building or two. Thanks for the suggestion.

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