Here’s something some guys have been waiting a long for. The kit (number 285CSS033) is available in three different lengths; 3.52″, 7.04″, and 10.56″.
I am working on this new piece for our 285th scale middle east collection. This is the Al Sijood Palace in Baghdad Iraq. This will be a resin cast kit that comes in several pieces. I’ve taken some liberties in scaling this building down, the actual building in 1/285th scale would be about 16″ long … I’ve cheated a bit and got it down to a more reasonable 10″ long while still maintaining an impressive size. I’m doing something very new with this kit, creating a mixed media kit. The 4 walls and the dome will be resin castings and the roof and internal structure will be MDF.
These photos show the internal frame structure that is made of laser cut MDF. This internal structure also makes up the roof pieces. Note: the dome will not be a perfect hemisphere like the one shown, the Al Sijood Palace has a dome with a slight point to it’s top ,, the white dome shown here is for demonstration purposes only.
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Hi Allen. I just posted a brief guide on my blog on the process I used to make my Gamecraft Afghan buildings look more like mud brick. It may be of interest:
I really like the buildings I got. You make a good product!
Have a look at his blog to see how he applied the exterior finish to his MDF Afghan style buildings.
Click on the link above to read his blog post and see more photos, be sure to scroll all the way down and click on “Newer Post” to see the results.
For an alternate method of applying texture to middle east buildings you might want to also check out this YouTube video , it was made for FoamCore buildings, but the technique for using texture spray works the same on MDF buildings.
I just found this video review on YouTube tonight. It was done by YouTube user “wolvermonkey”
The first structure is a two story building that includes an external staircase leading up to the upper floor (Kit number 28MWEST026). On this model the stairs can end at the front of the building or the rear of the building and the wall with the upstairs door can go on the left or right side of the building … giving you 4 different possible ways to build this kit.
Other new buildings, some with external staircases will follow in the next few days.
Also added today is a spare parts kit (Kit number 28MWEST024) that includes window frames, door frames, doors, balcony supports, and other bits. This is great for doing customization to your buildings or in case you lost or broke a piece or if you are doing some scratchbuilding and want the finishing touches for your new creation.
The third release for today is a set of two staircases (Kit number 28MWEST025) just like the one shown on the kit pictured, this kit allows you to customizes existing GameCraft Wild West structures with external staircases or use them on the interior of the building so your cowboys can actually get to the second floor.
To see these and other great 28mm Wild West structures please click here.