Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Building Free Borchester (Part 1)

I returned from Hammerhead back in March with a bag of loot from Sally4th's British photorealistic terrain range: 

One of their forthcoming terrace houses with cut-through, a corner shop, and 4 terraced houses:

Which when unpacked look something like this.

And after 2 hours of turgid international friendly football, look something like this:

The skip is from a 1:50 toy on eBay, and the car is a Corgi Vanguards 1/43 Austin Allegro.  Figures by Mike Bravo Miniatures, painted by Battle Studios.

I'm impressed with these so far - very quick and simple to assemble, and an easy way to fill an urban table.  The roofs lift off (and internal floors are available) so it'll lead to a very interactive gaming table (that could also have multiple uses such as Dad's Army WW2, VBCW, and back to the Victorian era).  

They come with a rear courtyard with different outbuildings depending on the kit, and Sally4th do a set of roads and pavements that'll set it all off very nicely.  The buildings themselves can be painted, or Sally4th produce a set of photorealistic covers that can be printed off (or bought) and stuck on.  This looks a fiddly process, but having seen the finished product at Hammerhead, it should look very smart (and far better than my painting efforts!).  Highly recommended so far.

Next step is to print off and stick on the photorealistic covers that Sally4th produce for these kits.  Also on order is a telephone box from Grekwood Miniatures, a postbox and some street lighting from Fenris Games,  some scatter brick material from Juweela, and another car or two.

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