In my last post I included as part of the background in some photos, a building that I had constructed. Actually it was a terrace of houses adapted from a Scalescenes kit - the original can be purchased here.
I had to adapt it considerably as it was designed to be a static model for model railway layouts, and I needed it to 1.) look more like something that could be found in Normandy, & 2.) have removable roof/floors to allow placement of figures. The fact that I used foam-core sheets for the main shell - which makes it lightweight and sturdy- kind of put things out of wack as far as some of the measurements. It took me quite a long time to build this, and not a little stress (my stress threshold was even lower at the time)- I think other people would find it easier, so don't be put off by my experience. I think the key for wargamers using the excellent Scalescenes buildings is to simplify.
The Normandy effect was achieved by using different windows, doors, and the addition of shutters, sign & posters. These were taken from texture files that can be found on the internet and re-sized appropriately for home printing.
In the end I got carried away and have a removable attic floor as well as first floor. Here's some pictures for you to peruse. I'm happy to answer any questions about it: