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22 Mar 2010 7:59 p.m. PST
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  • Changed title from "Who Makes 15mm Quonset Huts (Or Similar)?" to "Who Makes 15mm Quonset/Nissen Huts (Or Similar)?"

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Cacique Caribe22 Feb 2010 9:55 a.m. PST

Either typical Quonset/Nissen Huts, of the type used by military:


Or, perhaps, something more along the lines of the Vesta Colony huts in the first 3 minutes of this clip:

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Given up for good22 Feb 2010 10:01 a.m. PST

Best I can come up with is picture

These are at the bottom of link


Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Feb 2010 10:07 a.m. PST

Look to the train manufactures. Roco used to make them, but I think Life-Like still puts out Quonset Huts. Neither are listed on Walthers' website, but Imex makes a resin version for $13 USD link and there are a few other versions listed.

Clever Models offers card stock huts – again in HO. But, since they offer the product on CD, you can simply adjust your print scale.


aecurtis Fezian22 Feb 2010 10:09 a.m. PST

Good lord, don't *buy* a Quonset hut!

For 15mm, scale down what this gentleman did:


The Vesta Colony huts remind me of old fruit juice cans…


aecurtis Fezian22 Feb 2010 10:12 a.m. PST

Don't the Australians (Miniature World Maker) know that they weren't frackin' Japanese?!?!

They're *Nissen* huts, not *Nissan* huts!!!


Given up for good22 Feb 2010 10:16 a.m. PST


Enough to drive you nuts grin

aecurtis Fezian22 Feb 2010 10:29 a.m. PST

Job done.

elrondorio22 Feb 2010 11:11 a.m. PST

I'm not sure the Lifelike huts are available any more, which may explain why they aren't in the Walther catalog, but these are still available:

I have these, and you can even extend the length of the hut using grain storage extension kits:

They are HO scale (1/87) but should be adaptable…

28mmMan22 Feb 2010 11:37 a.m. PST


Found at Lowes, Ace Hardware, Home Depot…4'-12' lengths around .75 a foot.

Cut in half, length way.

Foam core end walls + door.

Steve Hazuka22 Feb 2010 11:40 a.m. PST

I am actually working on a project now using the packaging blisters from products for 15mm houses. I have one from a 3 pack of body spray that looks like three huts like that in line with each other. I am working on adding detail to them now with windows doors and signage. When I get a decent picture I hope to start a blog on the whole thing.

Dropship Horizon22 Feb 2010 12:25 p.m. PST

Amera 1/72nd Nissen Hut if you aren't too fussy about exact scale:



Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2010 5:47 p.m. PST

I've got the Rix ones and they are very nice.
Buy them from Blue Ridge Hobbies and get them even cheaper.

Cacique Caribe22 Feb 2010 10:33 p.m. PST

Wow, guys. Great suggestions, including the DIY option.

I would LOVE to end up with something like this:


I really like how they used the outer curved hull pieces of a ship to make the roof.


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Cacique Caribe23 Feb 2010 2:42 a.m. PST

Check out up-close look of the Vesta Colony huts at 2:35 minutes into the clip:

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cloudcaptain23 Feb 2010 10:43 a.m. PST

HO scale…but at 50 cents a pop:


I use them for 1/72 but they could work for 15mm.

Cacique Caribe23 Feb 2010 10:44 a.m. PST

Wow, CloudCaptain!!!

I am going to have to order a few of those. Thanks.


daddyslittlemen23 Feb 2010 1:06 p.m. PST

If you don't like paper buildings and don't want to paint anything, I find the IMEX HO scale quonset hut works great.


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2010 2:38 p.m. PST

I believe the IMEX one is solid resin, correct?

J Womack 9423 Feb 2010 8:59 p.m. PST

Dan, with your terrain skills, you'd be better off making your own. We used to have a couple of Quonsets to store equipment in on my daddy's farm. Not much to them besides some sheet metal bolted to a hoop frame.

Cacique Caribe27 Feb 2010 8:17 a.m. PST

Scratchbuilt Quonset/Nissen huts halfway down this gentleman's page:



Given up for good07 Mar 2010 3:23 a.m. PST


I've just come across link that may help / inspire.


daddyslittlemen08 Mar 2010 4:02 p.m. PST

The Imex is Resin, but not solid. You can feel free to hide troops in it.

Cacique Caribe10 May 2010 5:01 p.m. PST


That's a neat link. Thanks.


Cacique Caribe27 Aug 2011 10:27 a.m. PST

How about some SF ones made using these?

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Grand Duke Natokina27 Aug 2011 10:26 p.m. PST

I use the ROCO ones [supposedly 87th, but suitable for 72]. I use 2 with door ends and put a door in each end. The remaining 3 huts were cut in half and had a solid wall at one end. Short huts like this were used up and down the West Coast early in WWII as ammo bunkers for the numerous 155 guns on Panama mounts.

Cacique Caribe07 Sep 2011 7:31 a.m. PST

Inspired by the Quonset/Nissen hut concept …

At the moment I am trying to figure out how to make shanties that look like they were made using sections of spaceship hulls:






And these are just a few examples. There are also lots of cool screenshots from the Stargate Worlds video game, if anyone needs added inspiration.


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War Monkey07 Sep 2011 3:12 p.m. PST

1/32 scale Pig Huts, you can get like three to a pack for around $10, you just have to look around, some one posted a project they had done with them and the look really good.

Cacique Caribe14 May 2012 6:52 p.m. PST

Yes. That was Iron Mammoth here:


And for those who like paper and cardstock terrain, here are a couple of them in 1/144 (so double the size to get 1/72):



flintlocklaser14 May 2012 8:13 p.m. PST

CC, thanks for linking to that blog. I just found a US seller on Amazon, and bought a three-pack of the Britains pig houses to try out. I'll see how they work with my 10-12mm Heavy Gear stuff (although Amazon quoted me a REALLY long shipping time, so hopefully I'll remember to follow up here).

Cacique Caribe22 Jul 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

Is this awesome or what!


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His TMP thread here:

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