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Author Topic: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage  (Read 875 times)

Offline Captain Darling

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Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« on: January 12, 2021, 09:26:20 AM »
Yes odd topic title, let me explain. For my TGAA games which are based in an urban environment I need lots of buildings and I think full buildings placed on a table edge are wasted so decided to build some facades from scratch. That never got off the ground but I thought about some cheap Sarissa buildings I have so decided to halve them so I could place them along the table edge to create an urban border...

From this...


To these...


This could be done with any of these laser cut MDF buildings 😃.

Details and a sample table edge picture are on the blog...
https://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.com/2021/01/28mm-sarissa-buildings-halved-buildings.html

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Offline Munindk

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 09:40:46 AM »
Simple and easy to do but its a really clever idea.

I'll have to try that with my modern mdf buildings. I'll have to modify them a bit (like adding doors), but halving to get double frontage is still a great idea.

Offline has.been

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 09:52:30 AM »
Our model railway cousins have been doing low relief models for decades.
If you wargame in 20mm(ish) check out some of their 00/HO terrain manufacturers.
For 28mm try O scale. You can also try backdrops which take up even less room.

Offline traveller

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 06:03:07 PM »
Great idea! I need to build revolutionary Paris and this will be a great concept! Many thanks!

Offline duc de limbourg

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 10:02:03 PM »
these are very nice.

Offline fred

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 09:17:19 AM »
Good thinking, as has.been says common in model railways, but I’ve not seen it used in wargames before.

Would be worth suggesting to sarrisa as an option for some of their kits - I would expect it would be some small changes to their designs to add lots more options to their catalogue.

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 09:21:04 AM »
I have started to do a part of a Vietnamese city ( Hue) for my Vietnam War project. I am using mainly 3d printed houses. I will steal your idea and print only half the buildings for the edge of the table. That is quite easy with 3D files as you can cut the models e.g. in Tinkercad and print only the front half! Nice idea
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Offline Captain Darling

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 11:23:49 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys!

Fred, I actually sent Sarissa the link to my blog post and suggested adding this option to their ranges.

has.been I wasn’t aware of low relief buildings, I have just looked at some but am not sure how the 1/43 ‘O’ scale ones will mix with my existing buildings.

Cheers All!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 11:35:54 AM by Captain Darling »

Offline has.been

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 12:49:09 PM »
Tomrommel!   Why not print some at 50%, some at slightly different e.g. 45%, 53% etc.
                      That way you will get a more interesting street as the frontages won't be
                       a perfect straight line, nor will the roof tops.

Captain Darling   Try one building, but choose one that naturally would be more imposing.
                         Something like a Pub or large shop. I often irritate my wife by pointing
                          out the 'scale difference' there is sometimes with real buildings. We have
                         a pub in Rugby that  looks like a 15mm building on a 28mm war-games table.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 06:53:40 PM »
Nice work  :-* :-* :-*
I used this idea a few years ago for a pirate table








I did scratch build mine sorry for the hijack

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 07:10:49 AM »
Thats a neet dear going for different % printing. I will try that.

Offline Cypher226

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 12:17:46 PM »
I did similar with some apartment buildings/flats for modern/apoc/cyberpunk, custom made. I actually got them made as halves so they can be either whole buildings or spread out.

I've been thinking about doing something similar for a 'big box' store or supermarket frontage for zombie gaming tbh. Seems the best way to represent a large structure, most of the table would be car park.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 11:48:58 PM »
Me too.  :D I split a SP tudr building on the diagonal for some ruins for Mordheim.

Offline Wirelizard

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2021, 01:40:40 AM »
Very cool, those look great split and I've always thought table-edge facades make sense.

I've done a couple pulp-era facades that I don't have photos of but I do have photos and posts on the sci-fi facade I did for Infinity a few years ago now:
http://www.warbard.ca/2016/11/27/hab-module-lv4-26-part-one/

http://www.warbard.ca/2017/01/02/hab-module-lv4-26-finished/


Offline Patrice

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Re: Sarissa Buildings - Halved Buildings for Doubled Frontage
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2021, 11:13:47 AM »
 :o interesting idea, thanks.

I never thought that such "Potemkin villages" could be useful in wargaming, but why not.  ;)

 

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