Every time I order anything from Warbases I order a set of their 15mm Stalingrad Buildings. They are great value. For £7 I get two buildings that are robust, can be assembled in two configurations and, when used en-masse, give me variety of town layouts.
Here is what they look like en-masse:
From the pack
Warbases have two Stalingrad buildings in 15mm. Each has four walls and a base. Both features are 100mm wide and 74mm deep. You can see from the first photo that the two buildings include the same wall feature; the shorter wall of Building A and the taller wall of Building B. That means they butt together perfectly.
Stalingrad Building A is 100mm wide x 74mm deep x 115mm high.
Stalingrad Building B is 100mm wide x 74mm deep x 84mm high.
It takes only a couple of minutes to glue them together. You’ve got a choice of two configurations: (1) tall wall at the right or (2) tall wall at the left. The buildings in the photos are tall wall at the right.
I alway undercoat in black. In the first photo I’ve added some rubble to the floor of the buildings.
Then I painted over the rubble in black. You could, of course, avoid some of that. Either glue in the rubble before undercoating or don’t undercoat the rubble.
Brick Base colour = Monarch
The paints I use for my ruins are:
- “Flat Earth” Dulux 80YR14140 Extra Deep W45 — for ground only
- Dulux Monarch — for brick and brick dust
- Dulux Brick Red — for brick and brick dust
- Dulux Toasted Terracotta — for brick and brick dust
- “Dark Sand” Dulux 23YY48254 Medium W45 — everywhere
- “Pale Sand” Dulux 40YY75216 Light W45 — everywhere
The next photos are when the Flat Earth and Monarch are painted. Monarch gives the walls quite a violently red colour. This will fade.
The next colour is Brick Red. You’ll see that the violent colour of Monarch is toned down a lot.
I’ll leave out the other colours in the process.
Here are the completed buildings. I’ve got 12 buildings from Warbases i.e. six sets of two. Half of the buildings are the configuration with the tall wall to the right and the other half with the tall wall to the left.
For the photos I’ve organised the buildings into four possible layouts: (1) Four buildings in a square; (2) Tall buildings on the outside of the line of four; (3) Tall buildings on the inside of a line of four.