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I need to to take a village with me to Huzzah in Maine in two weeks, to use in a 40mm Renaissance game. My collaborator and I have used somewhat underscale

buildings for 40mm battle games before, so I thought this would be a good excuse to get some Fold-flat buildings from Fat Dragon done. 

 

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The building on the left is a basic 4x4

square, which I built a year or so back. The three stir one on the right is new today. Some of my 40s are here to give

me an idea whether this looks right. 

 

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Here's a view of the bigger one, each story extending a bit more...

 

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Once I had warmed up, doing another 4x4 small building, with a slightly different layer

choice in the printing, only took about 45 minutes. 

 

I've three more already printed out today, so I'm hoping to get this finished this weekend. 6 should be enough for this game...

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The buildings really are LOVELY. They should show off your miniatures in FINE fashion. Enjoy Huzzah!

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Here's the fourth building in progress. I still need one more chimney and four dormers for it. The additions, by the way, don't flatten, so the town isn't quite going to fit into an envelope. It should fit into a fairly flat box, though, and all of the three-d add on bits (chimneys, dormers, extensions) are optional. The dormer atachment slots, for example, don't stand out in this picture. 

 

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Those are some pretty nice looking buildings.

How do they stand up to being broken down and put back together again?

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asked ?

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I've had the small one for a year and a half, I guess, and have used it for practice quite a few times until I was fairly fast...I'm using 110 lb cardstock, and guess that failure will be from fatigue at a crease. I guess I should try bending a piece back and forth for a while to see. 

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Here are the dormers for the 4th building. 

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Excellent!  Yeah, transportation and storage are major concerns for me, so the "fold-flat" aspect got my attention right away.  I'd love to see however you manage to package it all for the game.  (I.e., "All of this {picture of buildings} fits into ... THIS {picture of an itty-bitty container of some sort}."  ;)  )

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They look very nice. :wub:

 

I haven't printed out my own yet because my own printer cannot handle card stock. It's only now that I've realized that I can print them out on regular paper and glue them on card stock after for the extra rigidity. It's bit more work, but it beats buying a new printer, and cheaper than the professional printers that would charge a hefty price for color printed card stock.

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4 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

They look very nice. :wub:

 

I haven't printed out my own yet because my own printer cannot handle card stock. It's only now that I've realized that I can print them out on regular paper and glue them on card stock after for the extra rigidity. It's bit more work, but it beats buying a new printer, and cheaper than the professional printers that would charge a hefty price for color printed card stock.

 

I'd recommend buying a can of spray adhesive.  It'll make it much easier and neater to attach the paper to cardstock.

 

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