Friday, 9 January 2009

Village Church

Another idea for my village was to add a church. I thought some suitable plastic kit could be used to make one. I had a rummage at my local Toy and Train fair last weekend and bought two Hornby country church kits. It is just about right for a small village church or possibly a chapel (if you left the tower off).

I had a kit-bash session, deciding to cut up one kit to add an extra bay to the nave and create a two bay chancel. I raised the complete structure up on a foamboard base to get a little extra height. The bare walls with a 40mm fig for comparison is shown below ..

I added roofs made using cardboard and tile paper. Walls were painted and the buttresses facing stone painted as well (bit of fiddly job). I put the completed church it on a base and added a wall, plus a couple of tree. All painted up, based with scenics added ....

To check it fitted in alright I put it on my gaming table with the rest of my village buildings plus some visiting troops ..

I want to add a couple more buildings to my village; probably from the Conflix range.


  1. That church looks outstanding - nice job!

  2. I agree with Steve. It looks very good and fits in rather well too.

    -- Jeff

  3. A very impressive job. I'm amazed at how well the kit fits in and how good it looks. Well done.

  4. Great work on the kit-bashing! Excellent little church. The little forge/smithy lookd cool, too.

  5. What a most magnificant church ! Well done.My friend has conflix building- they are the ones from china? They look greta on the table...

  6. Beautiful work as always! I'll be searching the internet for similar...


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