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Offline majorsmith

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who makes good adobe buildings?
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »
as the question says, ive looked at sarissa and to be honest wasnt impressed, who else makes nice ones?

Offline Svennn

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 09:32:14 PM »
With Malamute being the exemplary illustration I would say scratch building is the way to go every time
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Offline NickNascati

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 09:42:37 PM »
Definitely scratch building.  I knocked out 6 adobe buildings in a day just this week.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 11:09:31 PM »

Offline Malamute

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 11:26:01 PM »
Monolith Desings do some decent ones as did Snapdragon which are sadly no longer available.

I have a fair few of the Snapdragon ones  that I painted up years ago in the exact same style as my scratch built ones.

I don't use them anymore and could be persuaded to part with them if you are interested... :)
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 11:49:55 AM »
i think i will try to scratch build some, i have some foam board i can use !

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 12:46:15 PM »
i think i will try to scratch build some, i have some foam board i can use !

They are pretty straightforward to do. Get yourself a palette knife and a tub of ready mixed Polyfilla.

Add a bit of water and stir until its a bit runnier. Slap it on with the palette knife and smooth it over the foam board. You don't need to add too much, just enough to cover the board.

I rub mine over with sand paper when dry to take off some of the roughness. Add some balsa doors, windows etc and you are done.

Post lots of photos when complete, or buy some ready made. ;)

Offline Elbows

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 12:58:36 PM »
I use Crescent Root studios, but they're in the US so shipping would be ridiculous abroad.  :?  Not a bad price, have a nice selection of buildings, can order them painted or not.



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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 12:59:43 PM »
i think i will try to scratch build some, i have some foam board i can use !
Do you have the Gary Chalk adobe articles? Very useful.
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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 01:54:19 PM »
I buy from PMC. Cheap as chips and good for Afghan and Sudan
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 03:36:00 PM »
thanks guys, are the gary chalk guides good? i dont have them, his old west ones are very good though

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 03:40:11 PM »
thanks guys, are the gary chalk guides good? i dont have them, his old west ones are very good though

They are good, I think I still have them and can Email them to you.

PM me your Email address and I'll forward them.

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 04:15:03 PM »
They are good, I think I still have them and can Email them to you.

PM me your Email address and I'll forward them.

If not, I have them.

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 04:37:22 PM »

Offline majorsmith

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Re: who makes good adobe buildings?
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 05:33:24 PM »
thanks eric some good looking buildings there!

 

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