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Offline Captain Blood

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Makers of resin Dark Age buildings
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:38:08 PM »
So I'm starting to think about Dark Ages terrain, and specifically buildings...

By which I mean the stereotypical thatched hut / hovel / house / hall commonly associated with Saxon / Viking type cultures...

I want to be able to make up a village - so half a dozen assorted buildings, great and small. Plus pigpens etc...

I've taken a look at:

Grand Manner - extensive range, although in an assortment of different styles and cultures. And very expensive, even though he seems to have currently discounted his prices by 25%



Stronghold Terrain, and am very taken with them - but the range is very small, only three different buildings, and the overwhelming impression is 'Teddy Bear Fur'. But they are in contention.



Adrian's Walls - quite a new outfit, I think, who do a nice range of ready painted Dark Age buildings in exactly the right style. The only problem is, I'm not that keen on the paint job they come with, and not sure I want to pay a premium for ready-coloured buildings, when I don't like the colours. But they are in contention too...



I could make my own - wouldn't be too difficult, but not sure I can be arsed.

I detest the 2-D, printed look of MDF buildings, so please don't suggest those.

Apart from that, I'd be very interested in any other ideas, suggestions, testamonials or recommendations. (We might even create a sticky, if we can get an exhaustive list).

Thank you  :)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2014, 08:21:55 PM by Captain Blood »

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 01:44:49 PM »
I'm in exactly the same position, ready to get some terrain on the table to go w/ the near-complete forces I've (finally!) gotten together. Cost is an important factor, so I'm doing some MDF, but I'll be watching this space.

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 01:45:23 PM »
I like Acheson Creations.  Nice buildings, pretty cheap and well, they work great!





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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 02:07:22 PM »
Gripping Beast has some lovely buildings in resin.
Hovels to but on the 25mm size.

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 02:17:30 PM »
Gripping Beast has some lovely buildings in resin.
Hovels to but on the 25mm size.

GB have or had some cracking buildings I used to have the whole dark age village and it was cracking.

http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php?CatID=29

Scheltrum minis also have some gems in their ranges

http://www.scheltrum.co.uk/oaf1.html

http://www.scheltrum.co.uk/sbbfc.html


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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 02:56:55 PM »
Sod resin, you want some lovely bespoke terrain that would be the envy of your friends  :D



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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 04:42:13 PM »
So I'm starting to think about Dark Ages terrain, and specifically buildings...

By which I mean the stereotypical thatched hut / hovel / house / hall commonly associated with Saxon / Viking type cultures...

I want to be able to make up a village - so half a dozen assorted buildings, great and small. Plus pigpens etc...
Grand Manner - extensive range, although in an assortment of different styles and cultures. And very expensive, even though he seems to have currently discounted his prices by 25%

Grand Manner all the way for me Richard. Can't beat the quality of the workmanship.

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 05:39:25 PM »
Dreamholme Scenics had some, but I'm not sure if they're still in business -- their "e-shop" seems to have evaporated.

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 11:22:55 PM »
My favourite buildings are still the Gripping Beast ones. Very sturdy and IMHO the best for the (5th -6th C) period.
Saw the Curteys buildings a Salute and they are very similar.

For pallisades I'd recommend the ones from Scheltrum, they are simply the best.

Grand Manner hs some really beautiful buildings as well but from a slightly later period.
The granary, thatched animal pens and craft shelters again fit in really well with Gripping Beast.



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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 07:50:53 AM »
Caliver books do a range that you can buy painted or unpainted with lift off roofs.
http://www.caliverbooks.com/figures/catviewer.php?cd4975b1a7ddb4df6484565e27d22350&producer=163&range=Saxon%20%2F%20Viking%20Style%20Buildings&menu=scene

I'm fairly sure the Caliver ones are the old PMC ones from eBay. If so, I have a few of these and they're not bad. The price has gone up now they're Caliver though. If you like I can get a few photos posted? They're still in their shop paint scheme as my Dark Ages/Early Medieval project never really took off after I got ripped off courtesy of Maelstrom Games (yes, I'm still bitter!  lol).

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 08:06:43 AM »
I should never have opened this thread. Now I have a burning itch to get me some dark age buildings.

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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 09:45:20 AM »
Grand Manner is indeed spendy, but their quality is a worthy compliment to your gorgeous miniatures.

Making your own = PITA

Could not agree more about laser-cut, pre-painted mdf.  It just doesn't look right.
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Re: Recommendations for resin Dark Age buildings
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014, 10:00:37 AM »
I could make my own - wouldn't be too difficult, but not sure I can be arsed.

Hmmmm...... ::)

You only need a bright green baize cloth, a few of those small cereal boxes and some cardboard roads, dontcha...?

Go on, ya know ya want to.
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