Comparison of 1/72-1/76 Building Western Europe

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Comparison of 1/72-1/76 Building Western Europe

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Been gathering up my buildings for CoC. Quite a lot out there. Of course the scale and what you get is some what variable. I have to say I like the Sarissa building the best in their 20mm scale, I wish there were more. Here are my thoughts on different manufacturers. https://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.com/201 ... ale-2.html

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Would like to hear about other MDF building out there.

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Charlie Foxtrot have a limited range of 20mm MDF buildings. I don’t know the sizing as I use 28mm and compared to others they are my favourite buildings, well built and easy to personalise. They are “big” 28mm.

For reference the CF 20mm farmhouse is 118mm wide by 81 deep and 155mm high.

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Thanks Don, I will have a look. Thanks for the measurements.

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Take a look at Paper Terrain. Yes, you have to build them but they are very nice and cover most theaters of WW2. Underneath each building is a ruined building so lots of options. https://www.paperterrain.com/
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Have a look at Petite Properties railway models in 1/76th:
https://www.petitepropertiesltd.com/new ... gauge.html

They also do some useful low relief buildings:
https://www.petitepropertiesltd.com/1/7 ... flief.html

Generally English outline but easily convertible to continental outline by the addition of more dormer windows and shutters.
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Not a great fan of MDF buildings - I generally find them overly 2-dimensional. The Petite Properties buildings are, however, simply beautiful.
.... Just a little bit too British. They scream Britain from every brick, sash window and roof tile!

And paper buildings generally only look "right" when placed with other paper buildings (and preferably paper tanks and figures) ... in other words, not for me.

So, to declare my hand, I'm also very keen on finding decent buildings in the 1/72 to 1/76 range for Mitteleuropa. Problem is that most folk in Mitteleuropa produce buildings for HO railway setups, which is (if memory serves) 1/87 and so distinctly under-scale.

Ideally I'd like stuff that with removable rooves and/or an undamaged/ruined state.
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Airfix produce a range of ruined European buildings of the WW2 era. They are made of dense resin - unlike the plastic of their kits - and are generally fairly nice, if a little pricey.

A quick ebay search for "airfix building" should throw up a few examples. My favourite is the ruined "Czech restaurant", which would be fine to represent a damaged shop or townhouse anywhere in central Europe, although - bizarrely, the rooftiles are as thick as bricks.

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I have the Airfix Italian farmhouse to use for my CoC version of "A Walk in the Sun". Sadly a long way from a completed project.

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genew49 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 2:43 pm
I have the Airfix Italian farmhouse to use for my CoC version of "A Walk in the Sun". Sadly a long way from a completed project.
That's on my bucket list of games and probably even further away than yours.

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NTM, maybe we can not get to it together!

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