When I was at Broadside on Sunday my only purchase during my brief look round was two 15mm Laser Cut MDF Buildings by 4Ground. I've been jealously looking at the 28mm stuff produced in recent years and its good to see some high quality 15mm buildings being produced at last. 4Ground only released this range on the 8th June so I was very lucky to get these at this show.
|15mm Semi Type 1|
4Ground's Europe at War range currently includes five different terraced buildings all of which come painted or unpainted and simply clip together. I bought a painted building and one unpainted so I could see how they compared and how easy (or not) they are to paint once assembled. If I like what I see I'll buy some more from the range as it would be possible to put together a small town for relatively small outlay.
The Northwest European semi-detached houses are finely etched with tons of detail. Assembly looks fairly straightforward and all that is needed is a little bit of glue to hold them together. Being made from MDF they look a little more robust than resin (a particular concern of mine!) and they look like they would be easy to convert or 'distress' to fit in with existing buildings in my collection.
|15mm Semi Type 2|
The main thing I like about these buildings is that each floor is removable and lock into place so they don't fall apart on the table. Also each kit comes with paper road signs and advert/propaganda posters for that added 'custom' look to the finished building.
I also thought the price was very competitive, especially compared to similar resin alternatives.
The range includes the two Semi Detached buildings you see here plus a three story Hotel, a 4 Story Apartment block and terrace of three buildings. I nearly bought the latter item but by the time I went back they had sold out (I'm an idiot) but I think its highly likely that I will buy more from this range in future.