Sunday, May 20, 2018

TTCombat - Streets of Venice

TTCombat has a range of building under the Streets of Venice brand. Unlike Sarissa and other laser cut MDF, it is not scaled for the heroic 28mm end of the scale but is more suited to the larger 32-40mm figure sizes.

They are also remarkably cheap compared to other manufacturers.

I thought I would try one of their Streets of Venice range as a test building for Malifaux.

Having assembled it (without adding the window shutters), I undercoated it with Halfords grey spray primer. The building has a removable roof and upper floor. The rear walls can also be removed.

I masked the windows from the outside and sprayed the interior with Citadel Corax White spray.

Once dry, I masked the windows on the inside and sprayed the ground floor (and the roof - which acted as a mask for the interior) first with an ancient can of Citadel Roughcoat textured paint, second with Halfords red spray primer,

I then attached the roof to the first floor and sprayed the first floor with the Citadel Roughcoat followed by Citadel Zandri Dust spray.

The roof was then given a final coat of Citadel Roughcoat.

That gave the building its initial base colours.

Shown here with Malifaux  Tuco, Punk Zombie and Anna Lovelace,

As you can see, the doorway is a good match to the Malifaux figures.  Anna's base is slightly larger than the doorway which might lead to some disputes.

The Wild West Exodus figures are also much larger than 28mm and as you can see here, Doc Holliday could easily walk through the door without ducking.
William Killian looks tiny in that doorway.
As the rear walls are removable, I thought that would be the best testbed for painting the building, if it went wrong I could just spray over it with minimal masking.
The quoins and the window frames are painted with Citadel Rakash Flesh.
The bricks/tiles are painted individually using a wet palette and Vallejo Black, Hull Red, Burnt Cadmium Red and Red Leather. It does need some mortar added between the blocks.