Ruined Café

I already have two of the ruined buildings from the Total Battle Miniatures range of Western Europe 15mm buildings, the ruined three houses and ruined four houses. I was lucky enough to get two more for my birthday from Simon, thank you. He gave me the ruined café and ruined shop with passage.

The ruined cafe is a really nice building and comes complete with some “pavement” out the front that would have been used with tables and chairs. This is the photograph from the manufacturer.

It’s a nice casting with clean detail and looks very effective. I will probably use a similar method to the one I used with the other ruins.

After washing the resin I will give the model a white undercoat and then use a combination of washing and drybrushing to bring out the detail.

The first stage after washing the resin will be to then clean the flash from the casting, especially the windows and the doors.

Having done this, I gave the model a light white undercoat, hence it isn’t white, it still has a yellow tinge of the underlying resin.

Using a Tamiya acrylic I gave most of the model a basecoat.

I find you need to take your time with these kinds of resin castings as there are lots of pockets and casting holes that can be easily missed when painting the basecoat. There isn’t much roof left on this model, but what was, was painted Citadel Terracotta.

Here is the ruined cafe with the front eating area and pavement. For this part of the model I decided to try out the Citadel Texture paint, Astrogranite.

I am not that impressed. It did cover fine, but not sure if the “texture” adds anything. I am not too worried as I don’t acrtually expect to use them that much.

I then started to use a range of brown paints to add depth and texture to the different parts of the ruins.