New 6mm Buildings

Four new 6mm Middle Eastern buildings as well as a brand new European style split timber building. Also remastered and made new molds for three other European style buildings (not pictured). The new European style split timber building features a new level of detail for such a small piece, the split timbers are raised a very slight amount adding to the realism and making them much easier to paint whether you use a brush, paint pen or even a felt marking pen.
Painted examples of these new buildings will be posted when time permits.

New 1/285th scale (6mm) Building Added Today

New 1/285th scale (6mm) building added today.
From the same architect that brought us 285MEV073, this is a multi-family version of that building. The architect basically cut 8 feet off the left side of the building and then mirrored what was left, creating this multi-family dwelling
Model measures 2.3″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″ tall ( 58mm x 32mm x 32mm)
Model is one piece, solid resin.
Model is molded with a very light texture to the wall surfaces for an added level of realism.

Awesome 15mm Middle Eastern Terrain

A little over a month ago on Facebook I uploaded some cool photos of GameCraft 15mm Middle Eastern building provided from Stephen B. in Kent in the UK. Today he sent me 4 more photos showing his progress. Very impressive work.

New Ruinded Buildings

New series of buildings coming to the site very soon. These will be ruined/damaged versions of kits we already produce. So these models can stand on their own or can be direct replacements on your game board to buildings that get damaged during the battle. The kits will retain the same part numbers as the non damaged version with the “-D’ suffix added to designate that they are damaged buildings. Below you will see photos of the -D versions or 15MMDF010, 011, 012, 013, and 014. These first units will be on the site later tonight and I should be able to add a few more every day. I’ll do this for the 15mm, 20mm and 28mm series.

New 15mm Middle Eastern Building Kit

New 15mm Middle Eastern building kit.

Finished model measures aprox 4.7″ x 2.7″ x 2.8″ (119mm x 69mm x 714mm) tall

Awning Kit for 15mm and 20mm Buildings

Awning kits for 15mm and 20mm buildings. Available now in two color schemes. Each kit contains 7″ of awning material that you cut to desired length,,, each kit can do a few buildings.

New 6mm Apartment Building

Another sweet looking apartment building in 1/285th scale (6mm). This model identical to 285CSS152 except it’s a about an inch narrower across the front making it a better fit for smaller spaces in your city. This model should work fine for most Middle East and African areas as well as near future scenarios. With the right finishes there is no reason this couldn’t fit in Eastern European setting as well.

Al Sijood Palace in 1/285th Scale

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.

Palace-6 Palace-4 Palace-3 Palace-2 Palace-1

Tutorial – Applying Stucco Type Finish To Middle Eastern Buildings

I got an email today from our of customers, Cameron and it said:

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.