a napoleonic camp

Camps, formed by canvas tents, were used by soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars. See the proccess to built this usefu element of scenery.

1 This is a Napoleonic camp
2 A view of the materials: 2mm cardboard, water-based paints, liche, sand, stones (litter cat), white and cyanoacrylate glues, wooden matchsticks and LITEPLAST paste
3 Templates were made in Powerpoint to made two wedge and two bell tents. These were then reproduced, cut and pasted to make the structures
4 The camps were structured in 13x13 square-cm (5.2x5.2 square inches) modules. Each one can acommodate until seven 1" square infantry bases
5 The camp templates are glued onto 13x13 cm bases made with 2mm carboard. The tents are built and glued in their places.
The surface of camp templates and tents are liberally painted with white glue and allowed to dry overnight
6 The soil is modelled with LITEPLAST, using a small trowel and the fingers, adding water as neccessary (wash immediately after!)
7 The paste is allowed to dry during one hour at least
8 The soil is painted with acrylics in ochre-brown-wellow shades, and the tents are primed with a mix of white and dessert yellow.
9 Several layers of lighter shading are added, finishing with a dry-brushing with ochre. The tents are dry-brushed wth a mix of white and dessert yellow.
10 Several patches of grass are added to finish the elements
11 A view of the Spanish rearguard at the battle of Gévora