17/01/2016 at 12:31 #36738Angel BarracksModerator
I was looking at Noels TOPIC and it struck me that he seems to use a lot of his laser cut buildings as starting blocks.
In that he adds and modifies them to get them to a state he prefers.
Do you use laser cut buildings, if so do you use them as they come or do you add to them, maybe hiding the joints, adding details etc?19/01/2016 at 14:17 #36945NoelParticipant
I do.19/01/2016 at 16:00 #36951
Me too. Starting with the church and admin building I received as Xmas gifts. They work very well for that. I have some other examples.19/01/2016 at 17:56 #36958SpuriousParticipant
Yes, a lot. The joins normally don’t need hiding I’ve found. Adding details though is a must, even 4Ground’s pre-painted things benefit from a bit of weathering.20/01/2016 at 16:02 #37006ThuseldParticipant20/01/2016 at 16:04 #37007Angel BarracksModerator
How come Thuseld, the above reasons about needing to do work on them?05/02/2016 at 01:39 #37786
Mike: I had some of my terrain out and remembered your question. Here is 4Ground’s Cartshed turned into a cantina:05/02/2016 at 02:03 #37787kyoteblueParticipant
While they are a bit cheaper, it just looks like a lot of work to get them to look the way I would want them too.05/02/2016 at 04:30 #37790
Could be more work, depending. I had fun. I had these given to me at one time or another and never used them. Then when I wanted to get into the Spanish Civil War, I needed buildings. So it was modify or buy. I chose the cheaper avenue. It is always a choice between ‘time’ and ‘money’. Which are you going to spend? What a choice. *sigh*10/02/2016 at 20:54 #38087Sir BrutusParticipant
I use some MDF buildings and scenery props in the D&D game I run as they add to the whole experience for the kids. I get them from fleabay and I think they are designated Malefix?
The last one I used was a scaffold complete with a hangman’s noose with Santa in it. The party of adventurers needed to rescue him after infiltrating the crowd etc. It makes the game easier and saves on characters teleporting as their figure is quite evident in its position.
I do minimal work on the buildings, typically a simple paint job.11/02/2016 at 03:07 #38093
Many of them don’t require a lot of rework if you want something different. I like the way the wood takes ‘staining’ and still keeping the details, particularly brick and stone. in any rate, they can be ‘tweaked’ to fit different periods and genres.11/02/2016 at 08:50 #38096MikeKeymaster
Mike: I had some of my terrain out and remembered your question. Here is 4Ground’s Cartshed turned into a cantina:
That is a nice ‘conversion’ if that is the right word.11/02/2016 at 14:45 #38109willzParticipant
I sadly do not own any, as I have loads of buildings in lots of different materials. However if I was just starting out in this hobby MDF pre- painted would be the way I would be heading. I think the choice of scales and type of building is astonishing, the world is your lobster when it comes to MDF.11/02/2016 at 21:15 #38125Sir BrutusParticipant
Where do you guys buy your MDF buildings from? Any particular favourite makes?
I use 25mm scale D&D figures with a few 28mm interlopers!
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