Thursday, July 23, 2015

4Ground Mordanburg Backstreet and Thatched Roof Hovels - Completed

Completed the 4Ground buildings. Still need to mat down the thatched roofs with watered-down PVA, but the kits are built. The Mordanburg (aka Fantasy) buildings took about 30 minutes each as they had more parts. Mainly the extra work was timber framework is separate and then the plaster in between it are separate pieces; almost like a jigsaw puzzle. The thatched roof hovels are much simpler and took about 15 minutes each - not counting watered-down PVA work still to be done, of course. Appropriate minis are placed next to them for comparison. These aren't the largest buildings 4Ground makes, but they are a good size for filling up the table, IMO. They are sturdy and much lighter than comparable resin models.
Mordanburg buildings in front and the still furry topped thatched roof hovels in the rear.
These will be used for Medieval periods games too.
Very nice quality interiors too.
Looking forward to seeing how the roofs will look after the watered-down PVA treatment.
Multi-figure bases fit inside with no problem. Note: that is not Donald Trump's toupee on the left.

26 comments:

  1. Very nice! I especially like the thatched roof effect.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I've been wanting to try out the technique on the fur ever since seeing a buddy's work several years ago - on some of his Rorke's Drift terrain. Regards, Dean

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  2. Nice Job Dean! I got two of the saxon houses my self and they are soo great to build.

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    1. Thanks! I now have some appropriate stuff for Dark Age games. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. Looking forward to getting them in a game soon. Best, Dean

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  4. I am a huge fan of 4Ground, I just think their designs are really well conceived. I know that they are not to everyone's tastes, especially the colours, but there is nothing stopping people adding their own personal touches.

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    1. They are great people to deal with too - Cad particularly. That new cathedral coming out is amazing. Regards, Dean

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  5. Very nice - when you matt down the teddy bear fur roofs bear in mind that a good bit of the glue drips off so don't do it with the roofs on the houses.

    Of course, I learned that one the hard way!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Miles! Hope your buildings were damaged. Regards, Dean

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  6. Well that was fast! They also look quite nice Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I should've mentioned the full-color instructions are fantastic. In fact I should post an image of a sample. Best, Dean

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  7. Very nice indeed, I can really see these being used in fantasy but also late Medieval and Renaissance historical games. Like you said, a good way to fill the table. Resin is not only very vulnerable to chipping off bits, but also quite expensive if building a village.

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    1. Thanks, Soren. I really like the curvy shapes of the buildings - now regular straight sided buildings look boring :) Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Definitely top-notch stuff, Mike! Best, Dean

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  9. Having seen some in the flesh at a friends these are lovely kits Dean. Nice job sir!

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    1. Thanks, Simon! I do love the look of these. Regards, Dean

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  10. Looking good Dean! Thatching with teddy bear fur is trickier than it looks :-)

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    1. Thanks, Paul. I used an old toothbrush to apply the watered-down PVA to the fur - it didn't seem too but, I'm waiting to see how it dries. Best, Dean

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  11. Great real estate acquisitions, Dean - very nice job on those thatched roofs :) Cheers!

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  12. Looks good, need to get a few myself. Thanks for the info on shipping from UK.

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    1. Thank you gentlemen!

      @ Gabe: The free shipping includes tracking and insurance - which if you pay for shipping doesn't include those.

      Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Nicely done Dean and that comment of Donald Trump...
    Hahahaha you made my day, thanks again x'D

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    1. You're most welcome, Warm regards, dean

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