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Harlaw 1411

Harlaw 1411/2011 anniversary

Project officer/researcher/LA co-ordinator/terrain-maker: Andy Douglas

Figures by Scheltrum Miniatures

February 2011

Map is sketched

Plain boards are set up

Poly sheeting cut and placed

Filled and sanded

March 2011

Newspaper coating

Recycling newspapers

Andy does extra research

river

burns

farmstead

Galloglass (painted by Ken)

Galloglass (painted by Ken)

April 2011

Stuart's examples (1)

Stuart writes (2/4/11):

Unless stated otherwise all colours are GW.

  • Aketon – Bestial Brown, Snakebite Leather
  • Mail/Armour – Boltgun Metal, Mithril Silver
  • Tunics- Bleached bone, Iyanden Darksun, Codex Grey, Dark Angels Green
  • Wood- Bestial Brown, Vomit Brown
  • Wash – Devlan Mud

I’ve stuck with GW paint as they are readily available, although Vallejo are also available in Aberdeen now. Whilst exotically named, the colours are fairly natural and consist of earthy colours and off whites, dull and pretty plain. Substitute other brighter shades for characters. Feel free to mix as well. Aketons for instance would have gotten darker as they aged and would also have been different colours depending on the material it was made from. The yellow colour Iyanden Darksun is also pretty dull, so could be dry brushed up with a lighter yellow as long as it doesn’t turn out too day glow.

The wash is there to in part to act as a shade, but also will help to blend different painting styles so they look fairly similar, important when we’re all working together on this.

This is just a guide chaps, hope it helps.

Stuart's examples (2)

Stuarts example (3, with wheelie bin)

Fresh photos from Andy:

Harlaw (3rd April)

River Urie

Concept drawings

Farm Buildings

Harlaw farmstead

Balhalgardy farmstead

May 2011

River banks, foundations and enclosures

Hurdles

Doors, windows, daub, thatch

Bridge at Balhalgardy

Final texturing

June 2011

Harlaw Farmstead

Harlaw Farmstead

Balhalgardy Farmstead

Balhalgardy Farmstead

Final undercoat and sealant

Final undercoat and sealant

Battlefield from the North West

Battlefield from the North West

Model with a 400mm x 600mm Set Square
Model with a 400mm x 600mm Set Square

mid-Deeside levy

mid-Deeside levy (John)

Irvine and squire

Irvine and squire (John)

July 2011

Mar is ready (Hugh)

Mar is ready (Hugh)

Harlaw overview

Harlaw overview (board is approx 8' x 6')

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw - details

Harlaw Muster 1 (Tuesday 5th July)

Harlaw Muster 2 (Tuesday 12th July)

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Harlaw final overview (board is approx 8' x 6')

Harlaw final overview (board is approx 8' x 6')

Balhalgardy Farmstead

Balhalgardy Farmstead

Bridge at Balhalgardy over the Urie

Bridge at Balhalgardy over the Urie

Harlaw Farmstead

Harlaw Farmstead

Aberdeen Art Gallery van

Aberdeen Art Gallery van

Harlaw Muster 3 (Tuesday 19th July)

Harlaw display is set up at Aberdeen Art Gallery (Thursday 21st July)

Aberdeen Art Gallery: Wargaming the Harlaw battle (Saturday 23rd July)

Aberdeen Model Railway Club Exhibition (29/30th October 2011)
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