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Fancy a centre piece for an industrial area?

Post by wikkid_devil » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:21 am

I have been thinking of giving TimeCast's buildings a try for some time.

Then I saw this new addition to their range.

http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/range_3/st_1a.jpg

Although it's damned expensive for a 6mm scale building, the set os over 600mm long when complete! That's a lot of resin :shock:

These are so large and expensive, they are produced to order.

I'm so tempted, that I have just ordered this set to see what the quality is like.

http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/range_3/3_008.jpg

I will post a product review with photo's when it arrives.

I there is any interest I may even post a builing and painting guide.

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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:18 pm

Timescape produce some great buildings and terrain which you can buy painted or bare, just remember that their range is true 1/300th - 6mm so key features might not match up to accuratly with the current trend in over scaled mech miniatures but they are fine with most of the older stuff.
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Post by wikkid_devil » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:26 am

http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/range_3/3_008.jpg

Has arrived with this morning's post.

Well packaged (I thought part of the set was missing at first it was so well packed). Review with photos to follow by the end of the week.

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Post by Paint it Pink » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:12 pm

Looking forward to the unpacking.
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Post by wikkid_devil » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Okay review time (apologies for the weak photo phu, but the pics were rushed).

As previously mentioned I was seriously impressed by the Stalingrad grain elevator, but not prepared to shell out so much on an as yet untried (to me) product line.

As already mentioned this three piece set i bought as a tester was extremely well packaged. As the factory unit is hollow the little shed was seperately wrapped in bubble wrap and tucked inside.

They size up well against the other 6mm scale buildings that I have from Ral Patha and Principles of War.

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This shows the (L 2 R) factory unit, shed and admin building with a proper scale (nods to Mango) Warhammer for comparison.

Even in the unpainted state I think these buildings look good. Clear crisp detail on the whole, very little flash, good quality resin (not the horrible smooth shiney stuff) and actual texture on the walls etc.

Some individual front and back shots.

Factory

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Shed

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Admin building.

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So far so good, I have confidence these will paint up nicely.

On the down side....

Close ups.

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On close inspection there are numerous holes cause by bubbles in the resin during casting.

This will drive perfectionists to distraction; however, I am not a perfectionist. I am looking for rugged buildings which will stand the knocks of being played with. As long as they look good on the table or as photo backdrops (in which case the buildings will not be close enough to register the imperfections).

In all honesty, these little imperfections have saved me the trouble of distressing an 'old tech' building which has been fought over, through and around for many years. Have you seen any pictures of buildings after urban combat? Well now I don't have to drill lots of tiny bullet holes in the masonry WIN!

Would I recomend this product? Yes.

Will I buy the Grain elevator in the New Year?

Without doubt.

Hope you all find this useful.

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Post by Paint it Pink » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:10 am

For resin those imperfections give the building character. They look like the wear & tear of war to me, and will help to round out the texture of the building when painted.

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