Sunday, March 25, 2012

Building the Tavern, part 3: finishing touches

In the final stages of building the tavern all kinds of details had to be added. First of all a big fireplace in the kitchen. Cut and glued from plasticard and smeared with the Faller stone plaster (see part 1) I made one for the kitchen and a smaller one for the guest room. The latter does not line up correctly for the chimney (which I had placed to far tot the left due to a miscalculation with the upper floor windows. But heck, there ain´t a loo either!

 I wanted a Green Man sculpture for the front wall. Unfortunately I could not find a suitable one so I had to cobble one together by myself. Using a Wargames Factory plastic Gaul head as a base I fiddled with greenstuff until it did look at least a bit OK to me.

Here´s the bar-and-beerbarrel (basewood, a wooden barrel model and some plastic tube) in its first stage.

Woodbits from the garden and an axe from the bitbox made this heap of firewood right around the corner from the kitchen door.

Thanks to Black Cat Bases I received their free cat and decided to give her a cosy napping spot on top of the chimney!

From I ordered a bunch of great 1/48 funiture for ridicilously low prices as well as this great pubsign. The text was to anachronistic as well as way too sweet for a Witchfinder General pub so I downloaded a picture of The Slaughtered Lamb (anyone remember THAT movie? ) as an adequate replacement.

So it was finished! Detail can be added indefinitely but well, the tavern has to be used in a game now. So here are some guests discussing something in the front doorway.

A well-known witch enjoying a brew with the local gentry and the landlord in the guestroom of the tavern.

 The kitchen staff in full swing.

 The upper floor rooms. Check out the great furniture from Molly´s. Furniture is mostly glued to the floor. Smaller pieces, like table-and-chairs, are glued to the carpet to prevent falling over and making it easy to remove all the furniture in one go should the need arise. The big pieces standing in the middle of a room, like beds and tables, are left loose.

 The stairway and the upper rooms.

And the finished model. Now for the first game! For evil lurks in the shadows......


  1. WOW!! This is really a lovely scratchbuild!! I love the addition of the cat on the chimney.

  2. Excellent job! Great detailing and the dollhouse furniture really adds a lot of realism.

  3. Love all these details, suberb!

  4. Thanks for the link to Molly’s House!