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03 Feb 2017 11:33 a.m. PST
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acctingman186903 Feb 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Are there already made thick cardboard cut out like buildings that one can buy?

The thickness would be something akin to a puzzle piece. Something you just punch out and attach together?

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Not that I'm aware of, Sir.

Until something like that comes along--assuming it would be cost effective to produce--you should resign yourself to backing your models from step one with foam core/MDF, or at least matte board.

The extra time, and trivial expense, are well worth it as it makes your construction time and original cost sturdy and long reusable game accessories. And which look ahelluva lot better when finished with plumb walls and straight lines!


Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Try Battlesystems

bogdanwaz03 Feb 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

There's a Russian company that makes medieval buildings and ships in roughly true 25mm scale that are what you are looking for:


I did a short review on my blog:


I've ordered from them several times without problems and you can't beat the price.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

I have a couple thick card buildings. One has been in use for 30 years. The company is Super Quick.

You did not mention scale. These are OO/HO. They look good with 25mm-28mm figs.

acctingman186903 Feb 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Sorry, 15mm

Those superquick kits look amazing though

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 8:08 p.m. PST

Those are really nice kits and amazingly cheap. Thanks for the find, I've book marked and got a couple of order now. Love that medieval bridge

boy wundyr x03 Feb 2017 8:39 p.m. PST

The company Bogdanwaz links to has some 1/100 and HO buildings that work for 15mm. There are a lot of 3D puzzles on ebay from Asia too, but scales are all over and usually you have to back-calculate them yourself.

SaltyDog04 Feb 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

Try a company called Cubic Fun. They sell on AliExpress and do a range of buildings that would suit 28mm. There is normlly four buildings to a set (sold separately for about $8.00 USD each) They are exactly what you described, foam backed card punch out slot together. They are mainly Asian in style but their is a set of four which depict 1930s style shops etc.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Metcalfe ( link ) do N scale as well as HO.

Intended for British railway layouts so may not have the types of building that you need.

Smaller than 15mm (about 1:150 compared to 1:100 as an approximate for 15mm) but I regularly use one or two scales down from figure to terrain.

cooey2ph12 Jan 2018 6:08 a.m. PST
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