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GARS190021 May 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

Pretty much the title, honestly. I'm looking for some Wild West buildings that are preferably as cheap as possible. I don't much care if they're super high quality as long as they are 28mm and they look more or less correct

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

I'd go to Wargames Vault, print out their PDFs and build with foamcore.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

About the cheapest (apart from scratch-building) would be card models. I've used Fat Dragon's "Rio Draco" kit myself: link , though I believe that "Whitewash City" is also popular:

Obviously you'll have print costs as well as the price of the initial kit, but that's still going to be much less expensive than MDF, resin or the like.



alan L21 May 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Also in cardstock, have a look at Finger and Toe Old West range and also Buffalo Chip by TVAG.

In resin, Hovels do some nice models.

Red358421 May 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

I have some of the TT Combat mdf buildings which are pretty good for the price. Don't know about availability in the US though… link

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

I've been curious about these Plast Craft buildings as they're less than $5.00 USD each and there are six different styles. I have no experience with them however.


saltflats192921 May 2018 6:54 p.m. PST

They are unpainted

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 8:36 p.m. PST

I did one a while back and for the price it is good. I scribed wood texture into the walls added some tissues for a tarpaper roof. Did not spend a lot of time on it but it came out very useable

FearAndLoathing Inactive Member21 May 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

whitewash city is the way to go. my entire town cost me less than what a couple of large laser cut buldings run. freed me up to waste money on my 150 or so western figures.

Londonplod22 May 2018 3:39 a.m. PST

Another vote for Whitewash City

Militia Pete30 May 2018 4:37 p.m. PST

I miss Arnica :(

Only needed another 25 buildings….

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Jun 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

Militia Pete: Sorry about Arnica being on such a long hiatus. Maybe we can get production back up the Autumn.

Mike Mitchell
Arnica / Hawgleg

Militia Pete07 Jul 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Good to hear! I keep dreaming..

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