Copyright © 2019, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Monday, 2 September 2019

Warbases Workshop

At the Partizan show I picked up an order from Warbases that included their Workshop and Lean-to's so that I could make a garage building to go with the Fuel Pumps and Attendant set I bought from 1st Corps.

Well, neither the pumps nor attendant are painted yet, but I did crack on with the garage!

Although quite a large kit the instructions are easy to follow and the basic build is over quite quickly with much more time spent on adding the roofing shingles.

At the same time I built the lean-to's and added them to the basic structure.

The walls that were not block-work were covered with pumice gel to give them some texture then once dry the whole lot was primed using a spray of Rustoleum Camouflage Beige. The roofs were painted a Vallejo dark green colour that I have that the label came off ages ago and the doors were painted Black-Red and the fittings Black-Grey.

Once dried it was all washed with Vallejo Sepia Wash.

The walls were highlighted in Khaki, German Camo. Beige and then Deck Tan, while the roof was re-painted in that green then a highlight with some Iraqi Sand added. Some tiles were painted entirely in this lighter colour and highlighted again.

An highlight was added to the doors and the windows were painted. This entire build was really easy to do.

The 28mm B.A.M. Soviet in the photos should give an idea of the scale of this quite large building. Hopefully it shall see some service in both our Maximilian 1934 games and the upcoming France 1940 project that I hope to get started soon.

Maybe when I finally get those petrol pumps painted I'll add some signage and posters.


  1. I like it! You have been very productive this weekend.

  2. Very nice Paul...
    I have one of these that I use with my shiny toy soldiers... one of the good things about the Warbases buildings is that left as they are they are reasonably good and useful...but you can also do them up as you have and the look great... win win really...

    All the best. Aly

  3. Nice work on the building Paul :)

    I've been thinking of getting that kit myself. Looking at the instructions, I can't help thinking that it would make more sense for the dormer window to be fixed to the roof than to the main building.

    1. Thanks Tamsin.

      It is a great kit, but, it does seem rather odd building an unsupported box when you are doing the build. I do think it would have been better as a part of the roof.