Michael's birthday falls perilously close to Xmas and I was determined this year not to have it subsumed into Xmas or worse... miss it! Thus, while I was preparing his pressies I wanted to be sure his birthday gift was the most prominent. This year, he's been collecting 28mm WWII Soviets to face his PanzerGrenadiers and I thought we might need some terrain to fight over.
First up, some 4Ground Russian cottages with new roofs...
And a resin barn from Old Glory...
And the coup de grace Birthday present (33 years old, if anyone's counting)...
The basic building is a resin cottage from Old Glory onto which I've scratch-built a steeple from card and balsa. I topped it off with a wooden drawer knob from Home Depot.
The shed extension is also a resin piece from Old Glory, meant to be a separate outbuilding.
A small shrine made from balsa and card.
The steeple was topped with a Russian cross made from balsa.
The whole collection!
Tucked in there are four small Pegasus Hobbies 1/72 plastic kits picked up off of Amazon for mere pennies. Although nominally 1/72 scale, they fit quite nicely as small workers' cottages.