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Offline metalface13

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Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« on: February 26, 2021, 08:22:59 PM »
I think I'm going to pull the trigger and buy the Renedra/Perry plastic Old West terrain, that being the church, general store, american house, ramshackle house and ramshackle barn. Maybe the adobe house too.

I'm wondering though, from those who have built them, is there any potential to kitbash some of these kits together to create different looks? Maybe a two-story house or change the shape of the general store for example?

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 07:55:55 AM »
Iíve got a couple of these - and IIRC they share some parts already.

Making two story buildings would be hard, as the whole side is a single piece, so you would have to cut off the triangular part that supports the eves. Then you have door ways.

Iíve not finished these as models, yet I have finished a bunch of MDF buildings. I think for a couple of reasons, the plastic buildings are quite small compared to MDF ones, and while the outside is very detailed, the inside is a just a negative of that - so the chimney looks very odd.

Offline metalface13

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 05:54:29 PM »
Yeah I think I saw someone mod the chimney inside by using a chimeny from the general store, I think.

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 08:23:24 PM »
I started making the inside of the chimney from blue foam.

Offline metalface13

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 01:09:58 AM »
Good points, the mdf kits are tend to have more playable interiors. I was looking at Sarissa Precision old west buildings, and while they are playable inside they also lack detail.

One thought I had was I could use the farm house, ramshackle house, ramshackle barn and the church for zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse in a rural setting.

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 02:26:43 PM »
I think Old West towns are about the only theme where the lasercut MDF buildings work stylistically. Everything else they look too flat and blocky with too straight lines and edges, but for the OW scenery, that works.

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 08:27:32 PM »
I am working on the Perry's Store right now. Yes, it is basically the same kit as the North American House. I have also built their Ramshackle Barn and Medieval Cottage as well. I agree with Fred: kit bashing them to make 2 story buildings would be a bit tricky although you might be able to change the shape of the building (Silent Invader combined two Ramshackle Barns for his Not-So Merry England project; see the last post on this page.)  The styrene is thin and I think it would cut easily with simple scoring though there is no detail on the inside of the Perry kits except for the doors. It is a little odd as the doors are designed to be glued in such a way in that they can be opened and closed as you might expect of terrain to be used in a skirmish game yet there isn't any detail on the inside.


Offline Oldben1

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 01:26:53 AM »
I have a built the general store and I donít think you could convert it well, although with some clapboard styrene maybe.  You could look into O scale Plasticville, they make several Wild West buildings and cabins at a good price.

Offline metalface13

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2021, 02:13:42 PM »
I am working on the Perry's Store right now. Yes, it is basically the same kit as the North American House. I have also built their Ramshackle Barn and Medieval Cottage as well. I agree with Fred: kit bashing them to make 2 story buildings would be a bit tricky although you might be able to change the shape of the building (Silent Invader combined two Ramshackle Barns for his Not-So Merry England project; see the last post on this page.)  The styrene is thin and I think it would cut easily with simple scoring though there is no detail on the inside of the Perry kits except for the doors. It is a little odd as the doors are designed to be glued in such a way in that they can be opened and closed as you might expect of terrain to be used in a skirmish game yet there isn't any detail on the inside.

That's a great thread! I like what he's done with the GW Lake Town houses as well.

Offline terrement

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2021, 04:03:27 PM »
Anyone considering kitbashing, you might want to search online for Model Railroad sites as it is a pretty standard thing on many layouts.  I know that Kalmbach has some decent books on it.  Don't have specific websites to recommend but given the extent and time span of Model Railroading as a hobby, I'd think there would have to be websites, blogs, YouTube videos and such.

Might not be a bad idea for those of us with strong Google Fu to look around and post either here or i a separate post links for the lot of us to use.  I'm happy to contribute.

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Re: Renedra/Perry Old West terrain
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2021, 08:03:07 PM »
I don't know that I'd bother kit-bashing with the Perry stuff - their small house was one of the few Perry products I didn't find very worthwhile.  Just a pretty mediocre plastic kit.



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