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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2012 9:24 p.m. PST

Beautifull building here.

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Others Old West buildings are very good too.

From
battleflags.blogspot.com.ar

Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

Doc Michaels Inactive Member23 Jul 2012 9:41 p.m. PST

Beautiful building kit. Who distributes these in the USA?

Necros Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2012 10:10 p.m. PST

As far as I know, you can only order them directly from Battle Flag. They're in the UK. My orders have all come pretty promptly even with the overseas shipping.

You can order their kits on their website here
wargame-buildings.com/blackwater-gulch.html

Gonna be getting me one of these soon too. I have the sheriff's office, undertaker and the hotel and they're all great looking. The hotel is HUGE :)

skyking20 Inactive Member24 Jul 2012 4:23 a.m. PST

Being a big Battle Flag supporter, I might mention that their kits come with excellent instructions which are much needed on the bigger kits. Richard makes excellent use of both text and photographs.

MajorB24 Jul 2012 5:55 a.m. PST

Lovely building, but £45.00 GBP for ONE house??

Shagnasty24 Jul 2012 6:22 a.m. PST

Ah, but it is a special house!

Necros Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2012 7:21 a.m. PST

The hotel is £100.00 GBP, and worth every penny IMO. These are big kits, more for 28-30mm figures and they have a LOT of detail. You get what you pay for. I'd glady pay extra for something that looks great, rather than less for just average.

That being said, their small buildings are a good deal :) My guess is the deluxe kits are pricier because of all the extra detail, and the more zaps the laser has to do the more it costs to make.

Disco Joe24 Jul 2012 7:57 a.m. PST

Pardon me for asking the question but when you say they are worth the price exactly what do you mean? I am use to resin buildings so what material is it made from and the same with the upper railing area? Do they have floors and individual rooms and what exactly is in them? If you could provide me with a very detailed explanation it would be greatly appreciated.

Personal logo Ratbone Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2012 8:55 a.m. PST

For that price I would only pay if I got:

1) good paint (not what is normally seen from pre-paint figs)
2) open floor plan to get figures inside
3) sturdy material/construction
4) able to take off roof and floors (actually part of 2 above)
5) no need for over-detailing but moderate details would be needed.

I feel a lot of empathy for the questions of Disco Joe, as these are the first questions I have. Too often in the past I've purchased things that couldn't live up to more than one of the above needs.

skyking20 Inactive Member24 Jul 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

First, the bigger buildings have a lot of parts and although everything fits together easily (and perfectly I might add) you do indeed feel like you are building a model kit not a snap together quickie.

Second, the detail on the windows, doors and now railings is excellent.

Third, buildings are made for the nice 30mm figure stands. This includes the walkway and stairs. Also notice raised and not raised walkways. Nice.

Fourth, as I said earilier instructions are well done and include clear photos.

Fifth, Sub assemblies are packaged seperately and labeled clearly.

Sixth, the upper floors for the two story buildings are not just planked. There are patterns which appear to be for walls. Now if they pre-planned that we might deduce they will (at some point) provide those walls.

Finally, Battle Flag (Richard and Karl) are great guys and very responsive to customer requests and offer great customer service.

I am sure there is more to come from these guys that we will all love.

BTW, I used to buy resin buildings but I never liked them. I wound up selling them off.

I hope that helps!

sky

Necros Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

Well it's just my opinion. I personally like wood buildings better than resin, and I like resin better than paper :) There's other companies making laser cut wood buildings, some are cheaper but I really like Battle Flag's stuff.

I haven't seen all the kits so I can only comment on the ones I own.. but, some have interior walls, some don't. For example the sheriff's office has 2 little jail cells inside with bars and all. But, the hotel just has a big wide open space with wall areas drawn into the floor so you can see where walls would be. I like this method better, since if there were a bunch of tiny rooms, it would be a pain to move figures around inside.

Construction is really solid and the roof is removable if you don't glue it down. They come unpainted, but you can make them look good with just a few different colors of spray paint. Before you build it, spray the walls all 1 color, spray the window and door frames another color, spray the floor panels and boardwalks a brown color. Then glue it all together. Anyway, here's a little video I made of the hotel that shows how big it is. The La Maison Rouge is a lot smaller, probably by at least half.

YouTube link

skyking20 Inactive Member24 Jul 2012 9:40 a.m. PST

Necros!!! You have a lovely singing voice!!

On the painting part. I prime mine with the warhammer white which does not cover the etching (others do). Then I airbrush the main color. It is very easy and gives a great result.

I forgot to mention the jail cell interior which has amazing detail (look at the locks).

Also, although the shingles cost extra you have exactly what you need to finish the roof.

sky

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2012 9:59 a.m. PST

I don't suppose it comes with any soiled doves?

They are nice kits – I bought their set of street buildings and was quite pleased with them.

JJ

skyking20 Inactive Member25 Jul 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

JJ
I think you have to buy the soiled doves yourself. Wait, that just doesn't sound right?

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop03 Jan 2013 12:36 p.m. PST

Just completing a soiled dove sculpt inspired by the girl on pg 100 of the LotOW rule book. watch this space.

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