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SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

Good price for this set of files. I have picked up other files from this same fellow, and liked them. Just bought this set and downloaded.

Stratos Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Very cool

Henry Martini Inactive Member08 Aug 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

Arab village; Arabic is a language.

alphus9909 Aug 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

A couple of questions what scale are these?

I'm assuming 28mm how much would a single building (such as the one linked below from the set) cost print in terms of materials? (assuming I'd already spent £100.00 GBPs for a printer)


Can they be easily scaled down for other wargaming scales?

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

What HenryMartini said. 'Arabic' is NOT an adjective.

'Middle Eastern' Village is better to my ear.

Might want to change it, or folks will suspect you are not literate.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

@Alphus … I am at work, so unable to load the files into my slicer and get a filament estimation on them. That said, I did so for a different line of Arab Village buildings from another campaign, and they are of similar size.

my guess is you could print a small village worth of buildings and walls from one $20 USD filament roll. Figure 5 buildings and some walls. So that would make them about $4 USD per building, on average. A bit more for the larger ones, and a bit less for the smaller ones.

They were designed for 28mm gaming. They can be scaled down for gaming with other sized minis, but you can only go so small before some areas of a file get too thin to work. I am sure these could be printed for 20mm gaming without issue. Probably 15mm as well. Doubt they could go any smaller.

I game at what I will call "28mm" so depending on their actual size (are they closer to 25mm or are they really 28mm or are they really meant for heroic 28 which means 30-32mm), I may need to scale them up slightly, so they fit in with my other Arab buildings.

See 3d Print Terrain for that other set of buildings. They had a Kickstarter months ago, and for €40.00 EUR euros the final package had a TON of terrain. I am going to print these so they size well with that other set.

Personal logo Steve at The Vault Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

From Merriam-Webster on the web;

(2)Definition of Arabic – adjective

1: of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the Arabs.

Looks like it's correctly used when used as an adjective…

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 6:49 p.m. PST

For those who were wondering how much filament it takes to print these out, I just loaded in the various pieces to the three buildings shown in the photo.

Left: 2-story w/stairs and dome roof = 77g lower floor, 104g upper floor, 89g roof = 270g.

Right: 1-story no stairs, dome roof = 52g first floor, 101g dome = 153g.

Back: 1-story w/stairs and dome roof = 77g first floor, 75g dome = 152g.

One of each of the three buildings will take around 575g of filament. That is nearly 60% of a 1000g full-sized roll.

A 4" wall section takes 8g. The 7" gated wall section takes 11g. You could wall in a 2' square and that would take about 210-220g depending on how many gates.

Individual doors and window shutters take 2g each, so almost nothing.

For a full-sized 1,000g roll, you could print these three buildings, a second copy of either 1-story, wall all four buildings inside a compound, and have filament left over to print several of those canvas tent roof things (11g each) to put here and there, all for the price of one roll.

I get my rolls from Monoprice, they are $20 USD each, and ship for free. And any time they run a sale that includes their filament, it is usually 15% off, so $17 USD a roll.

At full price, it would work out to be about $6 USD for a two-story building, $5 USD for a one story building, and $4 USD for a lot of walls and all the doors and windows you would need.

alphus9910 Aug 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

Hi @seattlegamer, that's really helpful, thanks


Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Steve at the vault offered:

"From Merriam-Webster on the web;
(2)Definition of Arabic adjective
1: of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the Arabs."

Well, this is new since the last time I looked it up. The language does change over time, and Merriam Webster is the first to react. Enough people use a word incorrectly, and it becomes correct. Oxford hasn't made the change yet.

I guess Henry Martini and I are the ones who should worry about being thought illiterate.

fantail Inactive Member11 Aug 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Well, I am with Chicklewis and Henry Martini on the Arab front, either way it is a proper noun so should be capitalized…Oxford over Merriam Webster anyday. Models look nice though.

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