17 September 2018

Terrain: TT Combat Apartment Building B

I already have two modern brick houses from Laser Model Store. Wanting a few more I went with TT Combat buildings, the price of TTC buildings is only a bit higher - but they have a much larger floor area.

Before ordering these buildings, I had no idea about the interior (or missing interior). Two things to keep in mind when buying TTC apartment building A and B.

Apartment building A has no second story inside, only a floor space.

Apartment building B has a second story floor. But the inside of the ground floor, is not aligned with the doors. And there's laser cut letters in the floor.

Great value products, but a bit of work needed to make them perfect for games. See all the urban stuff in the Modern Terrain Hub.

TT Combat Apartment Building B
Prepping before a build I also paint as many pieces as possible. Using spray paint I base coat the building before assebly. White for windows and doors, mat red for outer walls and grey on the inside. It saves a lot of time over painting after assembly.

First I thought something missing on the ground floor - but it's designed this way. So I added a few steps from 4mm cork sheet inside the front doors. I also added a few layers of wood glue on the lettering in the floor, to cover it with painting.

I also decided to cover up one of the holes in the floor on the second story. The floor of the second story is not design to glue with the second story walls. Making it harder to separate them quickly during game with interior furniture. So with a few matches, I glued the floor and walls together.

After assembling the building I added inner walls, to make the buildings better for gaming. I used thick 3mm thick card board, gotten for free from a book store (it's the card books is separated by when they get them).

The second story floor had too stairwell holes in it, so I've covered one of them with thick card.

Last details
Other than the spray can base coat the painting is very limited. A bit of extra white around the windows. Then the entire building was giving a layer of Army Painter quick shade varnish. Added a few small news papers and birch tree seeds as leaves.

The graffiti was found with a google image search. Inserted into Word, printed and glued on with wood glue. Also covered with quick shade they blend in decent on the wall. Also printed a few posters.

Download: Graffiti
Download: Posters

I've written a tutorial for the homemade fire escapes here.

A couple of horror movie posters. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.

The house is standing on a homemade felt playing mat.

I love the Blues Brothers and Motorhead. So decided to add a few of those posters as well.

The interior terrain is cheap 1:50 scale dollhouse furniture. Full tutorial here.

The stairs to the second floor are designed and printed by the good guy behund Hedegaard Designs.

The carpets are just pieces of fabric, strengthened with some super glue around the edges, keeps them from wrinkling. Also they cover fixed floor very nicely.

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