Repainting the Landmark church (15mm)

lm_1Ever since I decided that the EWAR “Sainte Mere Eglise” model was too big for 15mm models, I’ve been on the lookout for an alternative.

One possibility was the Landmark 15mm Church from Timecast – especially as this model was on sale and almost half price. It has a downside, in that the model does not have a removable roof, but we can live with that.

I ordered a model and picked it up from Salute. I didn’t open it immediately, but rather a couple of weeks later. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the model was fully painted.

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However, when we put this on the table, we found that the model was generally a bit too green, and also was somewhat lacking in shading, which meant that overall the model seemed a bit washed out, and just didn’t look right. So I decided to repaint it. The result can be seen below:

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Overall I’m pretty pleased with how the repaint worked out – somehow the shading especially makes the model look more ‘solid’ and less toy-like.

Now this has been done, I will have to make a churchyard to go with it…

EDIT

I forgot to mention that thanks has to go to Ade Deacon for the inspiration to buy this church

In answer to the comment from dmchodge, here is a picture from the game we played last night with some 15mm figures for scale. The church is on the small side – very much a small village church rather than anything bigger.

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9 Comments on Repainting the Landmark church (15mm)

  1. Looks good. I’ve heard it’s really quite small. Is that true?

  2. Yes, it is quite small – I’ve updated with blog post with a picture of the church with some figures.

    However, for us, it’s actually in keeping with the Najelwitz buildings we are using, so fits in well.

  3. Acceptably small 🙂

  4. Nice job! I actually like my buildings to have a smaller footprint, and this one fits perfectly.

  5. Very nice!

  6. While a building might look a bit small as a model, one of the things to bear in mind is how it matches up with the groundscale and movement rules of a particular system. It can feel equally unrealistic in thew other direction if a model can’t move from one end of a building to the other in a single move, for instance. (The same can be said for vehicle models at larger scales, but that’s another issue!)

  7. Nice, reminds me a bit of the church in “The Eagle has Landed” !

    Brent

  8. I have one of these and I am now tempted to repaint it. Good job😀

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