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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

The kind Sam Adams is hiding in when he fires a pistol at the calm British at Lexington. grin
The shot heard ‘round the world!
And a back room where the Illuminati can meet.

I bought ONE laser cut house and now I'm in love with them.
Preferably something I can pick up at Historicon.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

The one from Charlie Foxtrot is nice looking


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART21 Apr 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

Any large house with a sign out front should do. Unless it says 'site of the ______ Tavern, they just look like big houses that you would find in the center of any New England town.

Spooner621 Apr 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

That Charlie Foxtrot one looks nice… might be placing an order soon.


redmist112221 Apr 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

That's really nice!


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

I've never come across one that looks better than the Foxtrot model!

That matches well with a number of contemporary illustrations that I've seen.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Apr 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

Didn't Grand Manner make a model of the Hartwell Tavern?

Vigilant21 Apr 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

Now you've started Winston, there is no going back. Sarrissa, 4 Ground, Sally 4th and TT Combat have been lightening my wallet and reducing my storage space for years now. There are some great mdf buildings out there, and other things. If you fancy some maritime adventures check out TT Combat's merchant ships. Shipping (sorry for the pun) might be a bit expensive to your side of the pond, but the goods are great value.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Didn't Grand Manner make a model of the Hartwell Tavern?

Yes, I have one on the painting desk as we speak. Got as far as priming it black. Painting should go quick as it's mainly drybrushing.

Not a fan of MDF buildings. They just look fake to me. But I do have a couple of Viking longhouses and the Great Hall that I picked up for a song. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. I intend to convert them into Rohan buildings. I'll try one and see how it works out.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

@Nevinsrip mdf buildings are great for either quick stock builds for a semi-decent kit at a decent price, or with modelling skills applied they become outstanding kits! For durable gaming structures that look good, I prefer the medium over resin, and comparable plastic kits would be far more expensive.

Basic starting techniques:
* file the burn marks off any visible edges so that all parts take paint equally.
* any corner dovetailing fits very tightly and does not match any extended etched detail; so for clapboard, brick or stone corner joins, they will look much better if the joins are all bevelled to match any continuing etch lines.

After Huzzah! in May, I'll be writing up tutorials on my builds of the Inspired By Sleepy Hollow kits for the Things From The Basement company blog.

Heisler23 Apr 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

It doesn't take much effort to make an MDF kit look a lot better. It usually doesn't take much effort to add enough extra detail to make MDF look great.

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