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KatieL Inactive Member16 Dec 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

Has anyone used these for 28mm buildings? They look OK from the (not great) photos in the catalogue.

It's always the roofs that slow me down making buildings..

One of the uses I have in mind is converting the roofs on the pegasus russian farmhouses to "old west" them up…

Pizzagrenadier16 Dec 2012 3:44 p.m. PST

I've worked with them for a lot of my buildings (mostly laser cut). They are ok. They have the right texture and they are very generic. The detail is good on the texture, but not quite as good on the separation between shingles. They look…almost too perfect, if that makes sense. Still, I love them for the sheer speed you can build with them. Roofs used to take forever, now it is trace the outline, cut it out, and glue down and done.

Plastruct has a few different kinds, including clay tile which also has the problem of not enough definition.

Still, like I said. Cheap, easy, and fast.

You can see them in these pics of the laser cut buildings I finished.




Hope that helps,


thehawk17 Dec 2012 3:34 a.m. PST

I have not used Plastruct but there many options, mostly from US model railroad suppliers.
I use S scale for 28mm medieval buildings. Most wargame buildings have shingles that are too large.

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