Midsummer weekend meant that I had Friday off from work, and the rainy weather kept me safely away from frog dances and other traditional Swedish celebrations. Instead, I took the time to finish the water tower.
I painted the brickwork with Terracotta (Vallejo Game Colour), and then washed it black. I went back and touched up the terracotta, and then added a few pinkish and dark grey bricks, jus tto add some variety. Finally I took some light grey and sand coloured pigments, and brushed them over the lower parts that would be most likely to get dusted by vehicles and people passing on the roads.
The green, red and black wood was inspired by a picture of an surviving water tower, and that's also where I got the small roofs over the windows and the latticework. This is an advantage of having reference photos, as I doubt I would have come up with these things on my own. I also find that these small details add a feeling of realism when you see the finished job.
The insides were more improvised, and I had no pictures to go from. The main idea was to just have some empty areas to put miniatures in. I added a few extra stuffs to the walls but not so much that it got in the way for playing. Then I gave all the corners a liberal coat of brown wash.
So here is the newest addition to the growing collection of Stalino terrain. Next up I'll see if I can make some telegraph poles to go with the train tracks, and we'll see if Shirty gets started on the main train station. ;)
WW2 Campaign Blog
This blog follows the second Chain of Command club campaign, set in the intense fighting over Stalino in October 1941.