Monday, 8 December 2014

Old Town House A

Another MDF building from TTCombat, this time one of the western-themed dwellings suitable for Malifaux etc. 3 sheets, 35 minutes build time (including sanding) and definitely no need for instructions here since we know what a house looks like.

For the price, this building has a nice footprint on the table and I can see that it would be pretty easy to pick up 3-4 of these (or maybe two of these and two of the Old Town Scenics - House B) and call it done. The only piece of advise I have is.. don't glue the two halves of the roof together. Because they sit on tabs that are at 90 degrees to the angle of the roof, you won't be able to lift the roof straight off without having to bend it along the join.. which is probably going to break it unless you use some tape along the inside of the roof. Instead, I would suggest leaving the two halves separate and only glueing the ridge to one of those two halves. You'll just have to remember to take them off in that order.

The only oddity is that one of the side walls has a cut for an extra tab that doesn't exist on the front / back. It isn't a big deal though. I would also liked to have seen some interior detail on the walls but that would have required etching on both sides of the wood which TTCombat don't / can't do just yet. Some wooden plank detail on the floor would have been nice, too. Despite all this, "House A" is still a very nice, cheap dwelling for the tabletop. 

I also picked up the two larger townhouses, as well as the tower. Hopefully I will get the chance to build them during the week.

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