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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tabletop World Building of the Week: Townhouse III

 This week's Tabletop World Building of the Week is the massive Townhouse III.

This is a four story monster that is tall enough to be really useful cover in 'true line of sight' games.

The building is beautiful and took me a bit longer to do that usual... worth every moment!


 As usual no cleanup was required at all.  This is possibly the most amazing thing about this company!  Most companies that produce really great sculpts strive to ensure reduction of mould lines and flash in the casting process.  I've never seen one that spends the effort to have a post production cleanup.  Its really a value to me especially given how nasty a health risk it is to saw and sand resin models.
The building was shipped  pre-cleaned, pre-fitted, and largely pre-assembled.  No sawing, no filing, just glue in some things like upper chimney... also pre-fitted so no worries about it going into the notch etc...


This is how the building looked straight out of the box.  All floors assembled and taped together with loose bits inside.

The awning, upper chimney, and the scatter... in this case a bench and a wagon wheel are also cleaned of mould lined and flash and shipped inside the building.
 
 Here you can see Mortaria for scale and the scatter that came with the building.

This building had a reddish roof that is excessively distressed.
 Poor Mortaria doesn't fit on the stair or under the (removable) entrance awning on her 25mm round bevel base.  Fortunately the minis I'll tend to use with this town are on 20mm squares which should navigate the space handily.
 I've kept with the 'Warm Glow" windows and added some additional weathering effects to the walls and stones in the form of damp mildew etc...

I have a second one of these to paint up but it will not be next week.  I think I'll knock out the Water Well and then come back and do the second one of these the following week.  The village grows!


 There continue to be crazy details like the underside of the roof and the underside of each floor, cabinet, and bench.  The roof even has detailed interior windows... 


Ground floor shows Mortaria will have to duck a bit.
 The interiors of the three accessible floors.  The fourth floor is implied as an attic with windows.

Mortaria is easily accommodated inside all the levels when the model is assembled.

2 comments:

  1. These buildings are so great! I can't wait to see the town all setup. Going to be epic!

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    1. Yar! It was gonna be a village initially... but once the Townhouses hit.... yeah full up town to be certain! I *think* I've located another box of them which should have the first two townhouses and the blacksmith shop in it... fingers crossed!

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