Ok - so I have neglected this Garden of Morr project for a week or so. Thats because I dont need to have it ready until the 18th March. That is the date of "Miniatura" - (http://www.miniatura.co.uk/shows.html). My daughter is picking me up and we are both going to that event. I aim to give her the completed Garden then and she can introduce her Undead to it.
I know that Miniatura is really a dolls house event but there will be a good few exhibitors selling materials etc that we can make use of - besides its a good day out with my "little girl" :)
Instead of working on the Garden I have been experimenting with an old idea of mine. Years ago I started to build an Olde America West town (around 1850 - wild west era). Eventually I dumped it as figures were hard to come by in the UK then and an empty town I didnt want! Nowadays the figures are easy to obtain and are great with good accuracy and high detail. Also the building material needed is also cheaper and more easily sourced.
I have purchased cowboy figures from Black Scorpion and Wargamesfoundry so that I can get the scale of the buildings correct. The figures from Black Scorpion are resin and the ones from the Foundry metal. Both are reasonably priced but the Black Scorpion order took twice as long as the Foundry one. They blamed being "incredibly busy" for the long delay. Well I will help them out by not ordering from them again!
The Old West construction will be featured on another Blog but this week I will be finishing the Garden project.