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Miniatures Adventure => The Second World War => Topic started by: Tom Dulski on August 17, 2022, 12:03:35 PM

Title: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Tom Dulski on August 17, 2022, 12:03:35 PM
I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestion on where to buy WW2 terrain. I'm looking for places that have bunkers, pillboxes, ruined buildings and so forth.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: SJWi on August 17, 2022, 12:48:48 PM
Tom, you don't indicate your preferred scale or painted, unpainted, resin or Mdf. You could look at Hovels ( resin), Lancer Miniatures ( resin), Ironclad ( resin ) or Empires at War, Sarissa Precision or Charlie Foxtrot ( Mdf).
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: .:Gunslinger:. on August 17, 2022, 03:05:37 PM
I would add Total Battle Miniatures for some really nice resin buildings.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Dubar on August 17, 2022, 03:17:26 PM
I've been wondering if I could take a baking sheet and pour some kind of plaster into it, scribe a brick/stone pattern on it, then cut it into wall sections.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: RichBliss on August 17, 2022, 05:46:30 PM
I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestion on where to buy WW2 terrain. I'm looking for places that have bunkers, pillboxes, ruined buildings and so forth.

I donít know how much is available.   Ost of the surviving terrain is part of parks and memorials.  There might be some plots in Germany available.  😜
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Tom Dulski on August 18, 2022, 12:05:33 AM
Tom, you don't indicate your preferred scale or painted, unpainted, resin or Mdf. You could look at Hovels ( resin), Lancer Miniatures ( resin), Ironclad ( resin ) or Empires at War, Sarissa Precision or Charlie Foxtrot ( Mdf).

Sorry meant to add 28mm, unpainted resin would be preferred.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: SJWi on August 19, 2022, 04:24:57 AM
Hi, Ironclad produce 28mm field fortifications and trenches. Total Battle do very buildings which are quite pricey. Grand Manner produce a small range of field fortifications and Eastern Front buildings.1st Corps also produce a small range of field fortifications and Eastern Front stuff. I suspect the high price of resin 28mm stuff plus large shipping costs is why most people now opt for MdF especially for buildings.   
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Martello Towers on August 19, 2022, 06:07:56 AM
Mantic have quite a few sets suitable from the checkpoint set (appropriately enough called Checkpoint Tango), through Battle Damaged House, Battlefield Debris, and Battlefield Ruins:

https://www.manticgames.com/games/terrain-crate/terraincrate-battlefield-ruins/

There are also undamaged versions available for the same pieces in other sets (like the Town Square):

https://www.manticgames.com/games/terrain-crate/modern-terrain-crate/large-box-modern-terrain-crate/town-square/

These are all in plastic.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Etranger on August 19, 2022, 09:05:57 AM
I've been wondering if I could take a baking sheet and pour some kind of plaster into it, scribe a brick/stone pattern on it, then cut it into wall sections.

You could, but it would be time consuming and very fragile. why not simply buy plastic or resin versions?
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Dubar on August 19, 2022, 09:19:22 AM

You could, but it would be time consuming and very fragile. why not simply buy plastic or resin versions?

Yeah I know, but at least you could (1) make as many as you need and (2) make what you want.

Actually, I've made things, in the much larger 1/6 scale, using liquid fiberglass resin and hardener.  Been a long time but that may be the way I will go.  Also made parts using Smooth-On products.  Now ya got me thinking!!!
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Shahbahraz on August 19, 2022, 12:15:38 PM
Find a mate with a 3d printer, buy or download some STL files and give him a few bucks for some print materials.

Either that, or if you need a few, make a master in Balsa or similar, make a mould using low heat silicon and cast yourself with two part resin.

As was said above, postage is a killer.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Rick F on August 19, 2022, 09:05:04 PM
I'll second Total Battle Miniatures, excellent buildings, some with battle damage or ruined
https://www.totalbattleminiatures.com/28mm-ss-western-europe
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Etranger on August 20, 2022, 09:54:49 AM
Yeah I know, but at least you could (1) make as many as you need and (2) make what you want.

Actually, I've made things, in the much larger 1/6 scale, using liquid fiberglass resin and hardener.  Been a long time but that may be the way I will go.  Also made parts using Smooth-On products.  Now ya got me thinking!!!

Thinking about it, these days you can get texture rollers for walls etc, to use with DAS or similar airdrying clay.
Title: Re: WW2 Terrain - where to buy?
Post by: Dubar on August 20, 2022, 12:48:01 PM
Thinking about it, these days you can get texture rollers for walls etc, to use with DAS or similar airdrying clay.

I mentioned these types of rollers on an O-scale train forum once, found them here:

https://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_product.php?Vendor_ID=Green%20Stuff%20World%20International&Series=Green%20Stuff%20World%20-%20Rolling%20Pins&view_mode=thumbnails (https://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_product.php?Vendor_ID=Green%20Stuff%20World%20International&Series=Green%20Stuff%20World%20-%20Rolling%20Pins&view_mode=thumbnails)