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Gathrawn5029 Jul 2009 5:03 a.m. PST

I'm finally hitting the final stretch with these Child Guidance toy buildings. Here are some of the finished ones that I will be using in Zombie/Modern/Near Future gaming.
Here is the post showing what I am working with:
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And here's how they are turning out so far:
link

Mongo of the Wafflehouse

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2009 5:25 a.m. PST

Very cool work.

But WHY in the world was the set called "guidance town"??

Was one of the buildings designed to be a prison for four year olds?

Chick

Terrement29 Jul 2009 5:45 a.m. PST

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CmdrKiley29 Jul 2009 5:54 a.m. PST

Great stuff. I forwarded your links last month to a friend who's getting into 15mm modern and he landed a pile of this stuff on eBay. He's been raving about it ever since.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Jul 2009 6:41 a.m. PST

I actually have the Child Guidance train set from the same time period. I never even considered looking at it to see if it were 15mm scale. It'd only really work as prop rather than a serious piece of scenery, however.

Wyatt

Cacique Caribe29 Jul 2009 7:07 a.m. PST

Wow. That looks so cool. What a find!

CC

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2009 7:52 a.m. PST

I had a set of these as a child, and many a desperate battle was fought with Airfix figures in and around them. They look better with the 15s. Nice job, Mongo!

Chick, surely you are old enough to remember the technocratic/utopian zietgiest of the 60s: building a toy town guided children to socially constructive ends (obviously, it failed in my case). Futhermore, that was the name of the company! Calling the product "Guidancetown" is pure 60s era Madison Avenue copy writing.

Luckyjoe29 Jul 2009 8:10 a.m. PST

Very nice layout and great paint job on the buildings. Works well scale wise with the Rebel minis.

Luckyjoe

daddyslittlemen29 Jul 2009 9:21 a.m. PST

Mongo,

Think of me and the other club members before you go all Ebay on this.

Thanks,

Mark

Vulture29 Jul 2009 9:21 a.m. PST

They look really excellent ! I shall keep an eye for those myself.

Vulture

(My Blog link )

cloudcaptain29 Jul 2009 11:26 a.m. PST

I recall you posting these initially. They turned out great!

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2009 11:34 a.m. PST

Great pics. I have been carrying around a huge box of these for 50 years (since I was a kid). Glad I did not throw away. But, then, my motto is "never throw anything away."

Now have good models for painting.

dapeters30 Jul 2009 7:52 a.m. PST

"Glad I did not throw away. But, then, my motto is "never throw anything away.""

I suspect most of us are that way

John Leahy30 Jul 2009 8:50 a.m. PST

I picked up a couple of these sets from Ebay based on the post at your blog. They're awesome! Combined with my other train buildings I should have a decent city. I really appreciate you posying about these!

Thanks,

John

Gathrawn5030 Jul 2009 10:02 a.m. PST

Cool Man, I'm glad you found a good use for them. My only regret is that I couldn't find anymore of these for a decent price if I tried, now that the cat's out of the bag :oP They're great. Post some of your pics sometime. I'd love to see what other people are doing with them.

Mongo.

blackscribe30 Jul 2009 12:05 p.m. PST

Those are seriously neat. Now if only someone would make something like that for 28mm. If they threw in a bunch of zombies in the box some folks would go into shock.

Zephyr127 Jun 2010 3:02 p.m. PST

Guidance Town building sets come up regularly on eBay, often pretty cheap. I just started hacking apart an extra set I have to make conversions. Man, these things are addictive…. ;)

Tekawiz28 Jun 2010 3:06 a.m. PST

Zephyr, do you think these toy buildings would work with 1/72 scale figures?

Kurt

Zephyr128 Jun 2010 3:17 p.m. PST

Some of the newer 1/72's might bump their heads trying to go through the doors, and they'd be a little cramped inside if you put in interior walls, but all-in-all they're pretty nifty for building a town.

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