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Marc at work16 Mar 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

As the title – I see Hovels has two buildings in its 20mm range, but was hoping for a wider selection.

What is anybody else using for their WW2 Russian front games please



Lancer5816 Mar 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

got some. link

Marc at work16 Mar 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

And as an add-on request, I prefer ready painted.

Thanks again

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member16 Mar 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Pegasus Hobbies seem to have 6-ish, including a couple pre-painted: link

Also, associated fences, stonewalls, animals, etc.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Paper Terrain:

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

The Pegasus buildings pre-painted are very nice, and the unpainted are easy-peasy to assemble and paint.

Marc at work16 Mar 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

The paper buildings look good for micro scales but has anyone experience of using them in a larger format – I wonder if the printing and details work when larger.

The Pegasus are possible, as are Lancers. But seems like there is not a great deal of selection/variety out there. Lots for Europe, less for Russia. Maybe because they are relatively simple structures.

Faustnik pt16 Mar 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Pegasus, Lancer and others have suitable models, and you could always buy them painted, if you contact s painter service.

All depends where you live.

Another solution, if not problematic, go with some of the FoW/GF9 15mm stuff, as some of them could work with 20mm – you didn't stated the rules system.

Marc at work16 Mar 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Rules are BGK, so semi skirmish, and buildings are more "individual" than "representing a BUA"

Lancer5816 Mar 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

My favourite rules, and if you look in the ruleset, one hell of a lot of the buildings are Lancer Miniatures

Frothers Did It And Ran Away16 Mar 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

I can definitely recommend the Pegasus ones.

Simo Hayha16 Mar 2017 7:15 p.m. PST


he makes great buildings. Highly recommended. no detail spared.

I like the pegasus buildings as well. I think conflix/imex makes a house or two that are prepainted but they are hard to find

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 9:11 p.m. PST still has limited stock of the Conflix/Imex models.

Paper designed for 1/72 or 28mm looks quite good. ou do need to reinforce with matboard or foam core, but is pretty easy to get the hang of. Can't beat the price, and htey are in color so no painting necessary.

Check Wargame Vault they have a good selection.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 10:50 p.m. PST

Got some in my paqper models range: link

Marc the plastics fan17 Mar 2017 1:02 a.m. PST

Simo. That is a GREAT link. Excellent buildings. Just what I was looking for. I will be ordering some. Thanks again

GReg BRad17 Mar 2017 1:22 a.m. PST

If you don't mind MDF you could look at these..




CATMAN2 Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

We at Plastic Soldier Company do a growing range of 20mm mdf Russian building kits with Sarissa, includes some nice Russian stuff:-









Marc at work21 Mar 2017 2:18 a.m. PST

Ok, with some misgivings (about my ability, not the product) I have gone for Greg's mdf links above. The cart experience on one of them was painful, but I got through it alive – phew.

So next challenge will be how to paint them, and that leads me to a question – what was the roofing material? I can see in pics of the Ukraine that thatch was used (dark twig like colour, not wargamers' golden yellow straw), but other wargaming pics suggest something more like tar-paper or lead. And wood of course.

So has anyone found any useful links to building styles and materials on their travels around the internet please? Or of people who have painted Russian style mdf buildings and have any hints and tips please.

Thanks guys


huevans01122 Mar 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

I would go with wooden plank roofs, unless clearly another material is being modelled.

Walls are wooden either unpainted or painted in any colour. Contrasting, very ornate wooden door and window frames. The last picture looks good.

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