|Ruins in Detroit|
|Little People Main Street, circa 1975|
No way is this in scale with anything, but with the bigger openings, it does make it easier to move figs around inside.
I started by ripping off all the doors, the carry handle and I considered the stickers. However, nothing really wanted to peel those things up, so I went over with a heavy black paint/water wash. If they stick through that, they will be fine in the long run. I printed off some new signs to cover the old. I decided this would have been a payday loan and a quick lube shop. Thank you internet for handy signs!
|A few washes later|
|Cheeky sign on the side|
After the gravel, I did a few heavy washes in black and some dry brushing in various areas. As you can see, I added some random bullet holes on a few walls as well. I grabbed some various dollhouse toys and furniture and added those to the base as well, just to add some 'debris' of a vaguely recognizable origin.
Unfortunately, I didn't remember to get any in progress pics at this point. Oops.
Here is the more or less finished ruins, being explored by Rex and Eden (both from Reaper Miniatures Chronoscope line):
|Run down and blasted|
|View from back|
I recommend playing around with any junk toy play sets you can find. This didn't take much time, and was rather inexpensive. I think I spent more on paint than on the toy, and these are pretty common. I like taking old toys and turning them into useful terrain. It's kind of a recycling effort...