Here are some shots of theÂ first three, very-nearly-done, buildings for my 25/28/32mm figures.
(Note that the spread for the miniature size is due to the fact that I didn’t realize that the Reaper Bones figures would be so tall. All of my metal figures are closer to 28mm, so these new plastic chaps tower over them!)
This is the building based onÂ the old Games Workshop template. (I showed its 15mm cousin in a previous post). I madeÂ adjustments during construction because I followedÂ some bad advice from the GW plan maker, which, I knew at the time would lead to no good, but I went down the road anyway. The stone bits around the windows and door, as well as the roof, are cast from Hirst Arts molds. It still needs a door and interior detailing. I believe it’s going to be a potion shop.
The next two are based on ideas described by Robert Provan on Matakishi’s website. Robert drewÂ his inspiration from the late, lamented buildings sold by Pardulon. Robert used cork (a la Matakishi), but I opted for good old foam core. The buildings are (theoretically) modular, as each floor is separate and the edifice is stacked together. I’m still fooling around with a workable size. All of these buildings seem a bit large to me â€” my 4′ by 6′ table will fill up quickly. AnotherÂ Hirst Arts roof, as well as a chimney built into each floor, which comes apart. That was an experiment and a true PITA, which will not be repeated, methinks. This one is supposed to be an “Adventurers’ Guild” or “Explorers Club” type place. I figured the high level characters would return home withÂ “foreign” tastes, so I imbuedÂ their headquarters with some exotic touches. The bright color and window trim are Asian-inspired, and the roof is pan-tiled rather than slate. I have an idea for a sign, but I’m not sure how I’ll execute it yet.
The third contestant is also copied from Robert. This time I wanted a Hirst Arts stone groundÂ floor. The trouble I’ve found with Hirst Arts is that in order to get any usable interior space, one has to make buildings soÂ big. The footprint on this one is 3.5 by 5 inches, and 2.5 inches tall (the floors on the red building are 2 inches). This one will be a shop.
While I’m constructing these for a fantasy city, they should be able to find a place on Isla Victoria (my VSF setting), someÂ colonial outpost, a pirate town…