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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2019 3:39 p.m. PST

Really nice!






From here



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

Not good?… or because they are of paper?….


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2019 1:56 a.m. PST

Personally I think they are excellent. You can use them on their own or use them to thicken up more '3D' models. I would recommend them id only as a 'starter set'.

4th Cuirassier18 Feb 2019 5:28 a.m. PST

I used to have some paper buildings years ago, and the problem as I recall was that they deteriorated badly in storage owing to being a bit flimsy.

This was before the internet, so wherever I got them, they came on whatever paper / card they were printed on, and that was yer lot. Nowadays I guess you would download a PDF and print them scaled to whatever size you need. I'd certainly consider these for a one-off battle but I'd expect them to be quite "perishable" compared to something made of resin or MDF.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2019 11:04 a.m. PST



4th Cuirassier19 Feb 2019 2:31 a.m. PST

Here they are on Amazon for £13.11 GBP

"This book will build a large church, a windmill, a mansion, three village houses, several bridges, a water mill, an enclosed farmhouse, a Sapnish style church, and an assortment of tents, trees, and walls."

Footslogger19 Feb 2019 4:00 a.m. PST

Same product discussed here, with some very nice examples from Arteis of what can be done with them.

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Sgt Slag19 Feb 2019 4:02 p.m. PST

I print mine out on full-sheet label paper (peel-n-stick), then I apply them to 3mm-thick cardboard. The cardboard is purchased from a picture frame shop, for around $10 USD for a large poster-sized piece.

I reinforce them with square, balsa wood 'rods', to avoid warping. The finished products are quite durable, and with enough weight that they don't fly in a slight breeze. Construction technique is more involved than cardstock, but the final result is quite durable, and strong. Here is a link to a photo of a Fat Dragon Games modular castle, and two siege towers, constructed using this technique: link.

Make the image full-screen to get a better look. The wall sections, along with the towers, and gatehouse, were all reinforced with balsa rods. The two siege towers are clad on both sides, with printed label paper. All pieces had their edges blackened with a Sharpie marker. They are quite strong, and quite durable. Cheers!

NedZed20 Feb 2019 12:34 a.m. PST

Back in the early '80s Peter Dennis produced different sets of 1/300 paper buildings, under the name of Hardcover Designs. One pack had European village buildings, another had a chateau, a pack of different bridges, a pack of timber framed buildings. They were cheap and looked great. Peter is a talented artist and graphic designer.

williamb20 Feb 2019 11:06 a.m. PST

I still have the hardcover sets that I assembled and have been using them in games since the 80's. I store them in clear plastic containers. Also have lots of buildings from Paperterrain which are similar.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

Good memories and good product…


UshCha23 Feb 2019 2:05 a.m. PST

ITs Why we created fold Flat card buildings. They have lasted ovr 10 yeras (the ones we are replacing were doine on a dot matrix printer! The trick many will not want to hear is that they last if you look after them as well as your figures. Most folk treat terrain far worse.

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