The Red Lion

I am a firm believer in scenery being as important as figures in a wargaming sense. We spend hours lovingly painting our figures, only for all that hard work to be undone by a dreadful battlefield on which we play.


Which brings me to my first post about buildings. Here's a tavern from the Hovels English/rural 15mm range (3T5). I have taken the tavern sign from an ECW sprinkles pack and added it to the building. A simple enough job with a pin vice.

I am particularly pleased with the pub sign - a Google search found the sign (a real seventeenth century one), which I resized to fit and printed onto inkjet decal transfer paper. Printed using an HP deskjet, so nothing fancy. The decal paper is really simple to use as long as you follow the instructions! The instructions said the image needed sealing with three coats of varnish. Don't whatever you do use brush on varnish, as the first coat makes the image run. I used Army Painter spray on matt varnish which seems to have done the trick.



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