Monday, 22 September 2014

The Village of Marengo Part 3 - The Tower

Yet again real life has taken its toll on my Marengo project. A new job has eaten severely into my free time, and there's been very little improvement to my finances to allow any decent purchases - all that Austrian cavalry I need will have to wait a little longer.

But over the last month or so I have made some progress, but again time hasn't been kind enough to let me post on my blog until now.

So here is an addition to my Marengo village scenery. The missing tower, which I knew next to nothing about. I'd actually started the model before being pointed in the right direction for some accurate reference by Dave Hollins, and I have to wonder why I haven't already got myself a copy of his Marengo 1800 book from Osprey.

The Tower at Marengo was apparently used for breeding silkworms, which is something else I was totally ignorant off, and there is great photographic reference to the building in Dave's book. Unfortunately, as I said, I'd started the model before seeing the reference and my Tower is fairly different to how the real one looked. But I'm justifying the difference so that I can use the model as any Northern Italian building, or possible even for any future Peninsular projects.

So here is the latest scratch-built building, again built from spare mounting card, food packaging and balsa wood, and painted with indoor wall paint from samplers I had lying around the garage.

I hope you like it.

And all the buildings together...


wargamingraft said...

Very nice! I always like scratch building terrain, and this looks great!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Outstanding scratch built buildings! I Wish I had such talent...