This project is taking way longer than it should be and the main reason is buildings. Over a year ago when we started it all seemed so simple, use the Sarissa South Of The Border range plus some from the City Block, bang them on some 2′ x 2′ mdf boards and away we go! We even spoke to Sarissa at the last Deby show and ideas about modifying the city blocks to look more ‘south of the border’ were discussed but time moved on, they were busy expanding their ranges we got sidetracked by other projects, blah, blah, blah.
This is a short ranty blog post but one with a cautionary message for all. In short, if you are thinking of ordering goods from the US, don’t!
Some may recall an earlier blog praising the 3D printing revolution and Butlers Printed Models in particular? Well this one was meant to be a celebration of finding a cheap (ish) route to fielding the myriad of versions of ‘technicals’ (Toyota Hilux or Toyota Land Cruiser) in 28mm for actions in the Middle East. Unfortunately……
Readers may recall the recent couple of blogs on the Tabula Rasa middle eastern buildings from Shiny Games? Well a conversation with a local gamer (hello Bob!) about low cost and simplicity persuaded me to buy some of the Blotz buildings at the Newbury show, so here are my thoughts.
After the fun of building the last three desert buildings from this range we just had to get some more so another order to Shiny Games and back came the 8 inch Compound, the Desert Residence 3 and the Desert Storage Building.