When last you saw this project, I had measured, cut, taped, and assembled the foamcore walls for the Normandy farmhouse I’m building in 28mm scale for a friend’s Napoleonics and WW2 wargaming table.
Now, I’m adding brick to the outside using molds from Modellers Moulds and Accessories, also sometimes called Keebler Studios or A&K Molds. The bricks come in sheets of a variety of sizes off the molds, and mold #6 will enable you to create pretty much whatever basic brick pattern you want. I’ve also got #1, which is handy for covering large amounts of surface, but isn’t as effective here where I have so many narrow surfaces.
Hopefully you can see from the pictures how the bricks are being applied. To make up for my own inaccuracies in cutting foamcore, I’ve had to do a little trimming of bricks here and there to make it as flush as possible.
One story or two?
I’ve been thinking a little on this one, and I can’t help but wonder about the foamcore. It seems like the weak point of this design, somehow. Couldn’t you just use the bricks as is? Or are they of such a drastically different size then, say, the Hrist blocks?
artemi – the bricks are 1/8th of an inch thick. each brick is 1/4″ x 1/8″.
I just went back and read your first post on this project, which answered my question on this (the first comment, listed above). Your house will be two stories.
Being a bit of a WWII buff, I did some research on the internet, as you had made me curious about Normandy farmhouses. The larger estates could be very elaborate, but otherwise most of them were simple rectangles. The common denominator was the stone work, which I think your bricks will approximate pretty well–all the ones that I looked at in my unscientific search had walls of rectangular stones, laid in neat rows. Lots of grays and light tan tones. The roofs varied in design and material–not sure if that is based on the date of the home or replacement/repair.
Thank for sharing the images. It looks good, and I am already tempted to try the A&K molds.
Do you have more images of the castings in use? Perhaps from the Normandy house?
Thanks in advance 🙂