Friday, May 21, 2010

Medieval Inn from Tabletop World


Today I want to show you my version of Tabletop World's Medieval Inn. The resin building basically consists of a ground floor piece, a first floor and a roof piece, plus a chimney. There are some very nice additional bits: a bucket, a barrel, a broom, three lanterns, a sign, flower buckets and even a female citizen miniature. (Which is - let's face it - sub-parly sculpted. But hey, it's free - so who would want to complain! Their current figures look way better - check them out!)


What I especially like about the design is that there are see-through windows on both floors which makes the house perfectly playable from the inside. If you need to you can easily saw a hole in the first floor and add some stairs or go with a trap-door.

The painting was done quite similarily to the Merchant's House although I didn't paint the walls as bright. In the comments to the recent WIP post for this building Ivan of Tabletop World suggested using Bleached Bone instead of full white and, of course, I followed. :)


The sign that comes with the house has no modelled emblems so you are free to add whatever you want. Of course, this can be difficult as freehand painting is not so easy for the average painter - it definately is hard for me! Since I already have an inn with the Blue Wolf Inn and I still dream of getting the huge Coaching Inn from Forge World some day I didn't want this to be yet another inn. Thinking about possible signs and logos I came up with simple scissors to represent a tailor's house. To spice up the sign (and to somewhat distinguish it from a barber's shop) I added a "T". I think it came out okay. Lastly I once again added posters for a bit of additonal character.

Hope you like it!







Up next: the Blacksmith's Forge

6 comments:

  1. I have to say that is a wonderful looking building! I love the faded look you have all over it. The posters add a little bit extra to it.

    Keep up the great work!

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  2. Brilliant, you must have the greatest gaming area for your models than i can imagine... such lovely houses with someone who loves every second sitting in front of them... makes a really impressive piece. Love the posters also very, very much... while looking at your photos i feel like i could hear the noise of a medieval town in the back... impressive! Keep on happy painting! Regards Roman

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  3. Another nice building and a great paintjob, maybe the walls are a bit too dark but I know you tried a new style. And a bit of difference between buildings are always good. So maybe I do like the dark walls :)

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  4. Thank you, guys! I'm glad you like it.

    @Jorisch: Although I'm quite content with how the Merchant's House turned out I do think it is too bright. So I indeed wanted the walls to be darker this time. They still are brighter than those of the InnFamous Wolf and, as you can see on the last photo, they are not that different from the Merchant's House. And yes, I too think it's great to have a bit of variety between houses. I think the similarity of the roofs ties all the buildings together nicely so I can try variations on the houses' walls. I am planning to do something new for the next one, the Blacksmith's Forge. Wish me luck, cause I have no idea how it'll turn out... *yieks* :)

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  5. Great job Chris!
    I especially like the way you've painted the roof, the dirt on the lower parts of the wall, the cat and the tailor sign.

    I can't wait to see what have you planed for Blacksmith's Forge. :)

    Cheers!

    Ivan

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  6. Don't paint it pink and you will be fine ;) Good luck!

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