I've painted up the two 'ruins' that I showed in the basic construction walk through. As its been noted to me over the Internet, the ruins I'd constructed can be used for various games and settings, the only conflict to period or geographic locality being how they are painted.
I've painted them as red brick, with a lime washed rendering over the top. The bases I've left brown, for now at least. The rubble is a inexplicable grey (answers on a postcard!)
Paints used were those tester pots from Wilkos
Shouldn't this have been a shot of the rear? Doh!
A repeat of how the basic structure was made.
3mm Hardboard, bought from B&Q [4'x2' £3 or so]
Balsa Wood, bought from Amazon in a £6 bundle
PVA (white) wood glue & Loctite Superglue
Talus and sharp sand (the gritty type), bought from Pendraken Miniatures
plaster bricks/blocks from Pegasus Hobbies, bought over Amazon.
I used an electrical jigsaw to cut out the wooden shapes. I then used an electrical sander to smooth the edges and clean up the faces.