This one is in tribute to one of my wife's ancestors - a cat meat seller in the East End of London according to the Census of ...whenever...
And before we get started, and the animal rights people jump on my head - cat and dog meat sellers sold meat FOR people's cats and dogs, NOT meat made OUT OF cats and dogs! Usually horse meat/brawn/offal - that sort of yummy stuff.
I made this and the following range of 28mm buildings to accompany the "In Her Majesty's Name" set of wargaming rules by Craig Cartmell and Charles Murton, published by Osprey Wargames, and because I've been watching "Ripper Street" on that new-fangled television apparatus. They should suit any variety of Victorian building usage that needs a taste of the old East End, and many of the buildings will still be alive and kicking in 'Station Roads' up and down the country and so useful for train scenery building.
Note: This series of models does not condone murder, violence or other mayhem, and sightings of the Ripper should be reported to the Metropolitan Constabulary at Great Scotland Yard preferably via telephonic device on Whitehall 1212
Undercoated in gesso. Painted in acrylics and then varnished
The model here is inspired by a shop shown on the internet amongst the many Victorian piccies therein. By the looks of it the shop was built on a railway bridge, hence the thinness. There used to be a shop like it above Southall Railway Station that sold fabulously hot kebabs. Wonder if it's still there..?
Ian Harrison from London