This has been a fairly busy weekend, with a full day's gaming on Saturday (2 exciting battle reports to come, in due course!) and my daughter's Christmas Dance Show on Sunday afternoon. Consequently, I've not had much time to put together a blog article for today. Still, here's a short discussion of a piece of MDF terrain that I was given for my birthday.
The Construction Office
This model is a "Construction Office" from TTCombat. It looks very much as if it's intended to be the office for a construction site or a builder's yard - some form of Portakabin or other prefabricated building and is described as "Great...to use with...28-35mm wargames". Very useful; I can think of many scenarios involving modern or even sci-fi scenarios where such a hut could be used.
The kit costs a mere £3.95 and (like other TTCombat kits I've built) is extremely easy to assemble into a very sturdy model. The parts are relatively few in number and fit together very well indeed. Although there is no interior detail in this hut, the roof can be left unglued to provide access so that you can decorate it yourself, if desired. Excellent!
So why haven't I painted it yet?
As soon as I had finished gluing the parts of the hut together, I felt that something was wrong. The building was fine in itself, but it just seems too big! I placed a fairly average-sized 28mm figure alongside the Construction Office and my suspicions were confirmed.
|Captain Haddock cannot see through the door window, even though he's mounted on a base that gives him an extra 4mm or so of height.
So, this lovely, cheap model of a prefab building is so far out of the scale of my figures that I won't be able to use it. It would work well for 42mm figures, though! Or maybe 35mm models at a pinch, if they had fairly thick bases on the figures and you weren't too fussy.
Here's a last, slightly flippant thought. I borrowed a Lego minifigure from one of my children for a few minutes, just to take this photo. The hut is quite a good fit for him...