With two finished warbands, the Picts and the Saxons, eager to raid, I set to work on building something for them to plunder: a small Dark Age village. This barn or storage house is the first building to be finished. It's more or less an exact copy of the one described by Richard Clarke of Too Fat Lardies here, although I've not used the exact same materials.
The barn served as a sort of test piece, most notably for the painting, for the village. For this project I've used artists' colours from Liquitex and Daler-Rowney, which is a first for me. The paints are quite different than your usual miniature paints like Vallejo or Citadel, more like a not very opaque gel. It took a bit of experimenting before I got the hang of these colours, and found out which techniques to use. In the end, the result is quite nice I think.
Some more pictures below.
The roof is of course removable.
Not much to see indoors though ...
Some Saxon bad boys for scale.
"This barn is our barn."
In the scenarios for Dux Britanniarum that calls for buildings, the minimum amount needed is four, so that's what I'm aiming for. I have the other three buildings in various states of completeness, and might do an additional one or two.
Thanks for looking, have a great week everyone!