Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Trostle Farm, Gettysburg.

This is what I have been up to over the last couple of months.

Trostle farmhouse.

Made from cardboard balsa wood and plastic rod for the upper story rails for the Gettysburg refight game in July.

 There was also a barn and a wagon shed on the property but I think I will leave the farm as just the homestead.


 Picket fence made out of strips of balsa wood.
 
 By sitting the house in the corner of the field there is enough room for troops in the front and down one side.






  


  

The yard has been made big enough to hold a unit 4 stands wide  and the building can be removed altogether if more troops are required to be in the field.



I have also posted a few more photos on our Harper's Weekly blog showing the house in action and a bit of info on it's place in the great battle.

Happy New Year everbody

Lets hope it's a good one!

40 comments:

  1. Fantastic Rodger, this is awesome!

    It's clapboard looks spot on for the scale.

    Can you run through the colours for the roof.

    Happy new year.

    Paul

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    1. Thanks Paul. For the roof I first painted it with "Kumeu", a test pot colour from Dulux. Then it was dry brushed with Vallejo (821), German Cam Beige!

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  2. Very beautiful House! the ground is perfect!

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Excellent scratch build, Rodger - a very fine piece of ACW battlefield architecture. Nice setting, too: Trostle Woods in the background. Of course, I don't seem to recall mention of the Trostle Concrete Block Wall... :-)

    I daresay Adrian and others will be making their contributions to the big Gettysburg project: the Seminary and Gettysburg itself, among other things. It will be a sight to see I reckon.
    Cheers,
    Ion

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    1. Ah Yes Ion, The Trostle block wall, not seen that often and very little writen about it either!! I am trying to talk Adrian into building the Cemetery Gate House.He is fantastic at doing that sort of brick work!

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  4. That's a beautiful Building and well painted!
    Happy New Year Rodger!
    Regards
    Bruno

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  5. I like it! This project just gets better and better.

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  6. That's a cracker, Rodger! Well done!

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  7. Fantastic Rodger, we really believe it is a real one!
    Phil.

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  8. very nice work that is a very fine looking house and the fencing work is so beautiful and delicate.

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  9. Amazing job rodger! Very detailed! Masterpiece!
    Haapy New Year!
    Bart

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  10. very impressive Rodger, this look real nice ...

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  11. Awesome job! Most impressed - Happy New Year!

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  12. That's one impressive bit of modelling as it looks fantastic!

    Christopher

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  13. Exemplary work, Rodger! A master craftsman creation!

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  14. Very impressive Building !!!

    Happy new Year!!!

    Best regards Michael

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  15. Very well done indeed. Have a Happy New Year. Model on!

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  16. Excellent looking model. Have a happy New Year

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  17. That looks fantastic Rodger

    Craig

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  18. Great looking model :) Happy New Year!!!

    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  19. Fantastic scratch built farm Rodger...Happy New Year!

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  20. Stunning work! Happy new Year!

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  21. ohh very real work and impressive!

    Happy New Year friends!. feliz año nuevo amigos!!

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  22. the scenography is part of the world of miniatures, let us adore him!

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  23. Really impressive, Rodger. You've captured that Civil War period look really well.

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  24. For a scratchbuild thats simply fantastic! Well done mate!

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  25. Great looking ACW building, Roger. I need some this good for my AWI games.

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  26. I'll buy it, when can I move in?

    Inspirational bit o work that

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  27. You did that Rodger??
    My God, this is AWESOME!!!
    The attention to the detail the size, the colouring....magnificent my friend! :)

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  28. Absolutely fantastic work, Rodger!You're a crafty old sod and no mistaking.What a great centre-piece for the Gettysburg game, but I can also see it being used for our AWI games as well. What's your next project for the summer?

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    1. Thanks mate. Next is painting Rebels and then painting more Rebels!

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  29. Very realistic building, perfect model and perfect job.

    Slawek.

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  30. What a fantastic building you have done. Would love to have a walk through on how you built and painted this.
    Happy New Year,
    Pat.

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  31. Brilliant work Rodger!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  32. Fantastic work, Rodger. Not only is it museum quality, but you made it to fit wargaming models and such. Truly a work of art. Best wishes to you in 2013. Dean

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  33. Mate, I might a little late to the party but that is sensational. Top work once again. Nothing but quality here.
    cheers and happy new year.

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  34. WOW just seen this Rodger, Brilliant job :-)

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  35. Marvellous building Rodger and a really useable bit of terrain to boot.

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  36. How could I have missed this one...Awesome!

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