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Epicast recently sent us three buildings from their new line of Resinlite terrain and building products. All three represent adobe structures, eminently suitable for use with a variety of games (the obvious use being for Ork buildings in WHFB and 40K, though we should mention they are not official Warhammer products). The scale is 25-28mm. The structures are solid (no usable interiors).

three adobe buildings from Epicast

What's Resinlite?

We're told it's "a lightweight expanded urethane foam." What this means in practice is that the buildings are sturdy yet they don't weigh a ton. For instance, you can't "squeeze" them like you could styrofoam, and even the more delicate parts (such as the buttresses) seem able to withstand a fair bit of knocking around. The buildings are heavy enough not to fly off the tabletop with a gust of wind, but you could easily carry several in one hand (if you wanted to stack them...). In short, if you expect resin products to be heavy and delicate - well, Resinlite isn't that way.

The products are naturally brown colored (shading from light tan on the thin parts - buttresses, railings - to dark brown elsewhere). You could conceivably throw these as-is on the tabletop, perhaps flocking the bases or doing some detail painting, but I'd recommend giving them a full paint job.

Our project is the smallest of these buildings, shown at lower right in the photo above.