Tuesday, 26 August 2014


For those interested in the ruins shown in a previus post, here are some more pictures and details.

The basis was a pile of leftover Linka, that was too badly damaged to use for ordinary buildings. I based them in triangular modules so I could reconfigure them as needed in two shapes L and T. The L shapes is just a corner wall made of two pieces of Linka with broken end pieces added, The remains of the first floor was added from card and then a couple more broken Linka pieces was used to extend the wall upwards.

T shapes construction was broadly similar except the Linka was used to create a straight wall and the leg of the T was made from foamcore. Groundcover was filler mixed with gravel and topped off with matchsticks and small Linka pieces. Painting was grey car primer then a sand base shade for the outer walls and and a pale grey for the inside walls, The external walls were drybrushed terracotta to bring out the bricks. Inside the walls had a dirty wash and various other washes and dry brushes were applied to the rubble

All finished off with green doors and window frames plus some paper posters, which also served to hide some damaged pieces

An overhead view showing some possible configurations


peter said...

Fantastic looking ruins Will! Great job done!


Anibal Invictus said...

Great job! The final result is excellent!

gaat je niets aan said...

Nice ruins. But what is "Linka"?

Service Ration Distribution (Hobby) said...

OF course! Fabulous idea. I'm sure there are some of the old moulds around somewhere. First class job, Will.

Monty said...

Blimey, Linka - haven't heard of that for years; shame it's no longer about. Excellent work, by the way!

Pete. said...

Nice work Will- just the sort of thing that you need for practically every table top.



Kev said...

Excellent Ruins- well thought out and made. Like Your thinking Will.

Leif Eriksson said...

Ah, the famous Linka moulds, too bad they are not common outside UK.

Very clever way of doing triangular bases, will have to try that with some resin ruins I have had lying around for ages.

Oh, and fab work.

Will McNally said...

"Gaat je niets aan"

Linka details can be found here

Andrew Canham said...

Excellent idea for some great ruins. Lovely. Cheers, Andy