15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Large Desert Building, Desert Administration Building – Weathered & Repainted (BB223, BB224)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Large Desert Building, Desert Administration Building - Weathered & Repainted (BB223, BB224)

Yes, it’s another one of these. Part of the “if I painted it, it goes on the blog” ethos that I have. I’ve combined these two into the one post, though right now I have two more of these to go before I need to repaint some more terrain. These were done in December, finished on Boxing Day (Dec 26) so they’re going down for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got challenge, running from Dec 26th through to Jan 31st.

As with the others I’ve touched up and/or repainted, the exterior of the Desert Administration Building got a bunch of addded grime – a bit of lower-building dirt, some darkening in the many corners around the buttresses, and some rain streaking.

I also added a bit of dirt to the rooftop, particularly in the corners.

Areas where the brickwork is exposed also made sense to have some rain streaking, as well as under windows.

I did repaint the interior floors, as they didn’t look great being the same colour as the interior, walls, the exterior walls, the roof…. I also painted in the previously bare doors and windows and added some wear marks on the floor near the doors.

The Large Desert Building got much the same treatment on the exterior, with some extra focus around the archways.

Rain streaks and whatnot. I considered clipping the odd rooftop box off entirely but as John (Justneedsvarnish) pointed out, it works as a peg to lift the rooftop out of the cavity – so it stays!

I added a little grime to the corners of the rooftop, both on the walls and floor/roof areas. It’s pretty subtle here, but you do want this sort of thing to be subtle – compared to how it used to look it’s an improvement, which is the main thing.

Given that this building had previously been sold as a Mosque, I decided to run with that option and paint the bare black walls a more tranquil colour, as well as going over the tiles with a blue-grey before weathering both a little.

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Small Desert Houses, Large Desert House, Ruined Desert Houses, Ruined Large Desert House – Weathered & Repainted (BB216, BB222, BB230, BB231)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses, Large Desert House, Ruined Desert Houses, Ruined Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB216, BB222, BB230, BB231)

Another post of weathered and repainted desert buildings today. As you can see from the title, I’ve stacked models from four different sets into the one post to save “space” and time – and to get through this stuff a little faster while leaving the reviews to their own posts. If this stuff isn’t your bag – completely understandable – just skip over and wait for the “normal” model stuff that’ll be coming along soon enough.

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses, Ruined Desert Houses, - Weathered & Repainted (BB222, BB230)

First up, we’ve got the final small building of the Ruined Desert Houses set alongside the smaller of the buildings from the Small Desert Houses. A bit of lower-building dirt, some blackening around the damage and some rain streaking.

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses, Ruined Desert Houses, - Weathered & Repainted (BB222, BB230)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses, Ruined Desert Houses, - Weathered & Repainted (BB222, BB230)

The insides upgraded from the usual plain black interiors that they ship with. Even though you won’t see these as much as the exteriors, doing this is also kind of the largest “upgrade” on a lot of these buildings…

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses - Weathered & Repainted (BB222)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses - Weathered & Repainted (BB222)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Small Desert Houses - Weathered & Repainted (BB222)

Next up we have the medium building, a twin building essentially. Again, upgrading the interior is where most of the work was here.

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB216)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB216)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB216)

Now we have the Large Desert House. I do want to pick up another one of these in the near future as one of the final parts of my little desert town. Same deal here, a little dirt around the base, dirt tracked on and up the stairs and then the interiors painted.

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB231)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB231)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB231)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Large Desert House - Weathered & Repainted (BB231)

Another Ruined Large Desert House – yes, I bought a second one of these. I painted the blast damage a little differently just so the buildings won’t look like complete clones of one another (which they actually are, when you think about it!) and will just orient them differently on the table and not too closely alongside one another. With all of this done a couple of days ago, I’m well and truly on my way to having all of my currently-owned desert buildings weathered and repainted before the end of 2021…