Saturday, January 25, 2020

Project La Haye Sainte - WIP

Finished putting the buildings together. The laser cut MDF pieces fit together very nicely. There was one corner section for the tongue and groove which apparently wasn't cut out. It was easily snipped out with a sprue cutter.
The instructions sheets, which they are several, are clearly illustrated and the steps are in logical (to me anyway) order. I followed the instructions step by step and had no issues.
Except for the working main gate doors, all the other come closed, but can be gently/carefully pushed open to create a less static appearance. If any of the doors break off, which I did on a couple, you can glue them back using strips of paper at the hinges.
Some Victrix and Perry figures on 40mm squares shown for size comparison. This is the largest piece of terrain I have, but it has a lot of usefulness as it is modular and can be used separately in different scenarios.
Some 79th Cameron Highlanders - not sure if they took an active part in this battle, but they are listed on the OOB for La Haye Sainte.
The set comes with complete (undamaged) doors, but in actuality, the large doors for the barn were torn down by the occupying KGL troops, and used as firewood the night before the battle. Warlord has an upgraded (read: more expensive) version of this set which includes a pile of dead French that can be used as a makeshift defense. This set comes with metal branches and other debris for this.
There are five main sections of buildings: Great Barn; Gate and Pond, Farmhouse and Pigsty, Stables and Hay Lofts, and Farm Garden House; all of which have removable roofs.

Need to pick up some craft paint - namely off white and brick red. The roofs will be painted gray; although the instruction sheets shows some of them red. The roof color has been a matter of debate - either red or gray, but I'm going with gray. Until next time happy painting and good gaming to you all!

34 comments:

  1. Very nice star, Dean! Good luck!

    Cheers,
    V

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    1. Thank you very much, Vasiliy! Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Wow! That’s a huge build in 28mm! Looking forward to the final product. With your painting skills it’s sure to be impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. Hopefully, it'll take to dry-brushing and washes well enough. It should be a nice center piece for a 5x8' table. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. This IS huge! You will have this painted in no time, I bet. What a great focal point for a Napoleonic action.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jonathan. It's a nice size for a scenario specific game. Best regards, Dean

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  4. Great score and fast work. Looks really impressive. Is that the Sarissa kit? I have several of theirs and have been very impressed.

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    1. Thanks, Peter. Yes, it's a Sarissa kit. I only made one other previously. A small battle damaged building that came with the Western Desert set. Really quality workmanship. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. A great job so far on this 'Must have'!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Yes. I'm really glad to have picked this one up. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Sure is Michael. Fit and finish superb. Kind regards,Dean

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  8. Very interesting. Laser cutting of MDF opens up great opportunities

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    1. Thanks, Denis. Not only strong, but fairly lightweight too. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. Looking forward to the finished piece. Should come in handy in games of BA as well.

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    1. Thanks, Nick. Yes, being modular, should be great for BA skirmish games. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. Great start to this iconic farmstead. It’s on my “one day” list, so great to see someone else’s experience of building it.

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    1. If you ever pick this kit up, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Very easy to put together and structurally sound for gaming. Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Looks great! Good luck with painting, Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry. Plan to give it a wash after painting the main areas. Kindest regards, Dean

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  12. Dean you have way more patience than I do. I am still trying to put 4 Ground buildings together since, oh, about 18 months ago. I've completed one two story Ha!

    Would post much sooner but google won't let me post off my Ipad anymore, they've done something to settings. Can only do so off my computer.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Kevin, for the overall size,this kit has minimal parts. In fact, I recall taking some time with smaller 4Ground kits. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sergey. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Simon. Best regards, Dean

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  15. Beautiful model! I' Waiting to see the completed building! Have fun :)

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    1. Thank you, Sir! I'm almost done with painting the buildings - will post pics soon. Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. Nice looking model and useful modular set up!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks a lot, Iain. Kindest regards, Dean

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