After a couple of weeks, my wife was out of town for an evening, and the kids were asleep, so I was able to put in some time, and here is where I got:
|Decorative pillar with three pieces of MDF, and a card overlay for added detail|
|Floors coming together|
|This is going to be a tall building (206mm)|
|I glued everything with plain old white glue, applied with a toothpick|
|These windows, while odd in a theater, are nicely made of three layers of MDF and card|
- There were no instructions with this kit (at the time of writing forthcoming to the website), but I was able to puzzle out where most of the parts went pretty quickly. Years of model and LEGO building pay off!
- The detail was engraved nicely, and I hope it lasts through painting.
- All of the cuts were very clean, and some of the pieces more or less came out on their own.
- The scale of the building listed on the website is 28-35mm, and it is clear that some aspects of this kit are aimed at the larger side of things. Windows and the ticket sellers booth in particular are clearly aimed at taller models, although the doorways are a bit wide and short for regular 28mm miniatures, and would seem too small for the larger figures. You can see this in the third picture, which has my converted Necromunda Bounty hunter in the shot for scale. Even with a base, the ticket booth is too tall for him, and the doors are a bit short.
- I am not a fan of the way the doors are handled (an attached flat bit on the bottom),and plan to replace them with some sort of hinge. I do think that it makes them playable very quickly, which for most people is probably key.
- Construction took me about 3 hours to complete the major building and its decorations, which would have been about 2.5 hours if I had instructions, and probably less if I had built a laser cut building before.
Stay tuned next time for more pictures of this build.