Monday, 1 April 2013

4Ground Detached House.

Just built the lovely pre-painted 'Detached House' from 4Ground.

I also picked up the ruined version but have yet to tackle it. As this was the first attempt at a 4Ground building I really had no idea but following the instructions proved to be pretty simple even for me. One thing I would say is that a couple of the pictures on the instructions are not overly clear and I am sure at least one was in reverse! Having said that, it is all fairly instinctive and everything fitted together perfectly. I would recommend a good strong PVA glue (unlike the cheapo stuff I was using) as I ended up using a dab of super glue to fix the outer walls of the roof section.

A few quick pics, with a couple of Artizan British Paras I am working on for scale -

The completed house.

Loft space - plenty of storage.

Upper floor.

Lower floor.

Some Paras investigate...

I opted for the 'no damage' look as I intend to use this for various periods and may well buy another to mix and match with the destroyed version.

The layers come apart simply and sit on little tabs at the corner of each floor. It all fits nice and snug and is quite sturdy on the two lower levels as the walls are effectively double thickness.

There is loads of room inside the buildings but I did find that my 2p based models are not able to stand in the doorways or stairwell. Anything up to about 25mm base size will fit perfectly well though. Good job most of my WW2 stuff is on 1p bases then!

Hopefully it will get to see some tabletop action soon as we are planning to have a first game of Troops, Weapons & Tactics in the near future!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely models but a shame about the 2p problem its something I highlighted with some of the western MDF's but not having any 4Ground buildings yet (lots of wagons) I had not realized they suffered from it to. In doorways its not to bad as you do not need to have a figure right in the door to show its there, its stairwells and landings (and for the western balcony's and banistered walkways) that become a problem. It may effect my buying of their timber house range, hope they have some made up at Salute to examine.