Paper chateau and Mediterranean church

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My previously-reported paper chateau now has some walled grounds and a wrought iron gate. As you can see from the picture, the finished model goes well with 28-30mm figures, such as this eighteenth century gentleman by Willie Figurines.

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I used some brick-paper to make the driveway, and flocked the lawn. The trees are cheap buys from a Chinese mail-order company, attached to some large square washers that have been given a ground effect. The front lawn is completely surrounded by a paper walls.

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Both the chateau and the walls come from Florian Richter and Peter Dennis’s wonderful book European Buildings: 28mm paper models for 18th & 19th century wargames. You simply photocopy the drawings and assemble them. I did add some  inner strengthening with heavy card, but otherwise my models are straight from the book.

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Here’s the rear-view. I imagine those French windows looking out over a rolling Capability Brown (or Bloody Stupid Johnson!) landscape.

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The building can be removed from the garden. I intend to make some more removable walls to fill the gap, so that this terrain piece can be used as a park, churchyard, graveyard, or anything else I want.

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And here’s the other building I’ve made recently from the same book – a Mediterranean church. The walls also come from the book. This model will fit nicely into Peninsular War games.

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This 28mm Perry Miniatures figure gives a good idea of the size of the model church. As you can see, the church doors are actually a little bit too small, but the overall effect works well, and provides a smaller footprint than if the church was to exactly the same scale as the figure.

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Here’s the rear view of the church, with its classical Mediterranean style.

Keep visiting this blog as I report on further buildings from this great book.

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2 responses to “Paper chateau and Mediterranean church

  1. Nick Papadopoulos

    Hi Roly ,
    Thank you for this nice series of paper buildings and armies .
    The Mediterranean Style church would also be good in a Battle of Crete Scenario -as the Greek Orthodox Churches on Crete and certain other [- now – ] Greek Islands were once occupied by the Venetians and /or Genoese who were Catholics and hence the architectural style of churches on those islands did not follow the standard blue dome look of traditional
    Greek Orthodox churches . The majority of churches on Crete look like your paper model – some small and some large as you show .
    So a WW 2 scenario … or Greeks versus Turks or even the Knights of St John versus Turks on Rhodes…???
    Cheers,
    Nick Papadopoulos.

  2. Very nice Roly – I like the Willie figures – I do realise they are not the point of the post, but they are very nice!

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