Something new I’m working on in 1/285th scale. Rubbled WWII European government building, somewhat inspired by the Reichstag in Berlin.
GameCraft customer Ben B. from Gulf Breeze, Florida did a great review of our paint rack, corner rack and desktop organizer. Ben bought these items, built them and wrote his review without any input from me,,,, as a matter of fact I did not know he was doing this until it was done and online. So, you can be sure it’s a good, honest review. And of course he loved our stuff … why wouldn’t he?
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Gate measures 1.55″ wide and 1.33″ tall and entire structure is 1.92″ deep. Kit consists of two gates that interlock so you can make a barrier of as many gates as you like.
Kit contains two Belgium Gates made of 1/16″ acrylic (Plexiglass / Persplex). See this item on our site at http://store.gcmshop.com/p/1978/20mm-belgium-gates-2-per-kit-20macr001
The Cointet-element, also known as a Belgian Gate or C-element, was a heavy steel fence of about three metres wide and two metres high, heavily used as a mobile anti-tank obstacle during World War II. An individual fence element weighted about 1,280 kg but was movable e.g. with two horses through the use of two fixed and one rotating roller. Its invention is attributed to a French colonel, Léon-Edmond de Cointet de Fillain (1870-1948, later to become general), who came up with the idea in 1933 during the run-up to WWII, as to be used in the Maginot Line. Besides its use as barricade to the entrance to forts, bridges and roads, the heavy fences are most-known for their use in the Belgian Iron Wall of the KW-line and the re-use as beach obstacles on the Atlantikwall.
Are you new to gaming and not sure what scale you want to game in?
Do you have some miniatures that are not any specific scale and want to know what scale buildings will look best with your miniatures?
This sample pack gives you a building facade in every scale from 6mm to 28mm so you can compare the different scales and see which one you like best or which one is best for the miniatures you already have.
I am working on this new piece for our 285th scale middle east collection. This is the Al Sijood Palace in Baghdad Iraq. This will be a resin cast kit that comes in several pieces. I’ve taken some liberties in scaling this building down, the actual building in 1/285th scale would be about 16″ long … I’ve cheated a bit and got it down to a more reasonable 10″ long while still maintaining an impressive size. I’m doing something very new with this kit, creating a mixed media kit. The 4 walls and the dome will be resin castings and the roof and internal structure will be MDF.
These photos show the internal frame structure that is made of laser cut MDF. This internal structure also makes up the roof pieces. Note: the dome will not be a perfect hemisphere like the one shown, the Al Sijood Palace has a dome with a slight point to it’s top ,, the white dome shown here is for demonstration purposes only.
These new additions to the 285th scale matboard series are very large city buildings that will fit in most regions and eras from WWII to the future. The two rectangle and two square buildings range in height from 3.3″ to 5.1″.
For more info and more photos please click here
Well I’m back from vacation and back to work. I’ll be working very hard to get caught with all your orders. As always, if you need your order rushed please do not hesitate to email me.
Thank you all for your patience.
Laser engraved MDF maneuver templates compatible with Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game. These templates will last a lot longer than the cardboard ones that come with the game.
See them on our site here: http://store.gcmshop.com/p/1930/star-wars-x-wing-maneuver-templates