27 October 2013

Scenes from the Cold War - The Supermarket

OK - so I may be wrong, but I think today's update is the first, finished bit of "proper" Cold War scenery or terrain that I have done.  And I'm pretty chuffed with it.

Recently I managed to grab this model quite cheaply:


Obviously I didn't want to use it as a Quickee Supermarket (a little to Simpsons for me) and on Andy's excellent blog Cold War Gamer he had built from scratch (as shown in the link) a fantastic Lidl Supermarket.  He's also a lot more knowledgible about the period than I am - so if Lidl was good enough for Andy - it was good enough for me.  Aldi is the only other German supermarket I'm aware of - and I don't know if their current logo was around in the eighties - another reason to go with Lidl.

I made the kit and then decided to make a base (very unlike me).  The base was made with 2 peices of MDF and I used a couple of different sets of paper products from Small Scale Scenes to do the car park and pavements.

I also finished a peice of my road here to put across the front of the scene.

So onto the photos - first up a pre-war (or exercise) scene:








The photos quite nicely show the trolley rack at the front of the shop.  Sadly the kit came with no trolleys.

Now some shots of a hastily erected Battalion CP - and I imagine it will depart pretty hastily as well...







And now another temporary spot - for a GR.3 Harrier











That's it.  Next up will be some more terrain.

Thanks and have fun

Richard

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic bit of useful eye candy!

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  2. Nice are the Lidl signs hand painted

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  3. No - not hand painted (too lazy and unskillful for that lark) - simply colour printed. Found the logo online, copied, shrunk to approximate size and cut out. Simple.

    Richard

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  4. An that's why I don't shop at Lidl - you can't park 'cos of all those bloody Harriers....

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