With the completion of the mounted Sardinian officer shown in the last post, I have conquered the lead mountain (only temporarily because another order is due towards the end of the month). I needed another project.
For me these fill-in projects are always terrain items and I wanted something spectacular, something Russian. What better than a Russian church that I can use for the Crimea, for the Napoleonic Wars and for the future Great Northern War project.
After a brief search on the web I drew inspiration from this image.
I quickly sketched up the basic shape and made up the cardboard form, shown here.
I know it looks rough here, but inside a week it will have started to take some shape.
The spires will be added towards the end of the process (when I have figured out how to make them). The front porch will also be added at the end.
The first level of texture will start tomorrow.