This Used to be Such a Nice City …

Once the basecoat was dry, block colours followed, then black to outline the windows :

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And a limited palette of  colours to provide depth …

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This used to be a People’s Paradise *Sigh*

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Filed under 15mm Miniatures Wargames, Modelling, WWII

10 responses to “This Used to be Such a Nice City …

  1. Chris,

    I love what you have done … and it has given me one or two ideas.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. Thanks for the kind words Bob. The picture of the University of Kharkov is not dissimilar to the Riddings Secondary Modern School in Scunthorpe in the mid ’50s.

    Regards, Chris.

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  3. Chris

    Ah yes, Kharkov as the artist sees it. I pick a strong identifying building when building my skeleton cities too. Arnhem is bridge and church, Cologne is cathedral, Stalingrad has a number and then, of course, bomb the hell out of them. You just gotta love it..

    Regards

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    • So what would we go with for Stalingrad, Arthur?
      The Grain Silo and Red October Factory, obviously.
      The Kurgan, at least 2 stations and Pavlov’s house.
      What else do you think?

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      • There’s definitely more for the authentic tourist experience; nice annotated maps at – “http://gallimafry.blogspot.com/2012/02/battle-of-stalingrad-july-17-1942.html” and “http://frozengamerak.blogspot.com/2011/06/infantry-aces-stalingrad.html”. Some decoration from an aerial viewpoint can take care of things like the railway tennis racquet or even use a suitably sized print of the city plan as background.

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  4. It’s not downtown Wellingrad then?

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