Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Building blanks by Warbases

At Fiasco on Sunday I picked up some laser cut MDF building blanks by Warbase.co.uk


These come as one of 4 shapes, all of which will fit together to make more complex buildings - ideal for Italian Wars, etc. All of the buildings come with doors and windows; at first I thought the patterns on the pieces were printed - but they are not, they are laser etched.






 

 


 With some bits of balsa (chimney and balcony) and some Will's pantiles I knocked this one up as a tester. From memory, the smallest building is £1.50, the largest £3.50. The building below was made of a two storey section (£3.50) and a 'tower' (£2.50). At this price it is not worth the time and effort to cut out the pieces from scratch, especially the windows and shutters.

13 comments:

Emilio said...

Very nice. I understand that they are for 28mm figurines.

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Emilio, Yep, 28mmish

Flags of War said...

the warbases guys offer great products

Ray Rousell said...

Warbases sell excellent stuff, I've not bought any of their building but by the look of yours I may well.

scotty said...

Those look great

BigRedBat said...

What a cool idea! Must buyt some.

Simon

Rodger said...

Very impressed. Great idea.

Lasgunpacker said...

Very impressive buildings, and not pricey either.

Schogun said...

How thick are the walls/blanks? Is it easily cut if I want to have open windows and doors?

Thanks

(Sorry -- I don't see a Contact Us on the Warbases website.)

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Schogun,

The MDF is 2mm thick. You could cut out square windows easily enough with a craft knife, but I reckon the curved / arched ones would be a pain to do.

wellesley said...

Can I ask what you used to render these?

wellesley said...

These look brilliant. Can I ask what you used as render?

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi wellesley,

It is artists acrylic (Rowney tubed stuff) liberally applied with a hard bristled brush.