Miniature Games Construction Yard

In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.
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Either you like it or you don't. But I'm wild about it! Cardboard scenery rocks. However, not all sets have the same quality. The building I am constructing now is a fortified manor. You'll have to use the stairs to reach the front door.

This cardboard set is from "Blood on the Streets", a Warhammer 2nd Edition supplement that looks a lot like "Warhammer Townscape: Card Buildings for Warhammer games". The cardboard sheets are not pre-cut and not 100% perfectly designed.

From gallery of toco


The picture above shows the stairs. You'll have to assemble it literally step by step. Each step has to be cut off. This makes the total count of necessary parts freakingly high. It would have been a lot easier if you could just fold the entire strip and then glue it into place.

Then have a look at the building from "Warhammer (Fifth Edition): Idol of Gork" in the picture below. The entire scenery piece in the picture is in one piece. And the cardboard sheet was pre-cut.

From gallery of toco


Considering the wall stands under a certain angle and not straight up, this scenery piece has been designed with great ingenuity. It's very clear to see the difference and improvements GW made between 1988 and 1997 regarding cardboard buildings.

From gallery of toco


Another very good idea to add sturdiness to the flimsy cardboard is the "slot" to complete the Orc huts.

From gallery of toco

Board Game: Warhammer (Fifth Edition): Idol of Gork



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Board Game: Warhammer (Fifth Edition): Idol of Gork
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