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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 24 December 2012

How to: Make a Pig Sty

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well.

If you've seen my last post, I have made a tutorial about making a chicken coop. Today I am showing you a tutorial on how to make a pig sty.

I was inspired by  Morrissey's song, ''Life is a pigsty''. I am sure you all know it.

To be honest though, my main source of inspiration, was an article of how to make a farm, from Matakishi's Tea House site ( This guy, has produced some excellent terrain pieces, and I simply couldn't help it, but to try to make some of my own. Please, do visit the site, it's like the Ali Baba's cave, full of riches!


Again , all measures are in centimetres. The photo thread below is (I believe) self explanatory. If not, you can always ask! :-)

The pigs are from Pegasus Farm Animals set (#7052). 

Have a great Christmas eve night everyone!


  1. very well made and great tutorial. I must say that I have had Matakishi's site bookmarked for a while now, great site. great work there too. and thanks for some of those measurements in 1/72 scale

    oh and merry christmas and i wish you a happy, healthy, hobby filled new year

  2. A great build, you seem to be quite occupied with various household animals' shelters at the moment. Merry Xmas to you.

  3. Nice one. The making barnyard animal huts etc is quite addictive once started. I had to literally stop making bits and pieces...At one point, I was seriously considering making a farm house, and buying some 1/72nd tractors etc...wargaming - the really slow style :-D
    Happy X-ms :-D

  4. Wonderful tutorial once again, Thanos!

  5. What a great post for Christmas morning Thanos. I can smell that sty from here!

    Super work, and all the best for the festive day mate.

  6. Great job, Thanos!! The pigs are huddled together to discuss whether a "wallow" would be advantageous to their morale and good health.

    Happy year-end holidays, Sir!!!

  7. This takes me back to my days as a little girl. Getting up before the sun, mucking out stables and slopping the pigs. They'd get so excited when they saw me coming, pushing against each other and squeeling.

    Great tutorial and it was nice to see this all come together into the final piece. Great work again.

    Happy Holidays dear Thanos.

  8. Another super tutorial. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year

  9. For that extra dash of realism I'd substitute the greenery with well ploughed mud and yellow straw. I've tended to pigs and the sty stays green perhaps a few days after you set the pigs loose. What they don't eat, they dig up. Still, a nice display which should give rural farmsteads a lot of character.

  10. Excellent work, I should try making something similar in 28mm!

  11. Very nice job, an addition that will suit a whole load of historical domesticated settings

  12. Again a wonderfull tutorial Thanos! Thanks for sharing!


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