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Another Papercraft Building

Just finished another of the great papercraft buildings by Dave Graffam. This is the West Gate. It was great fun to build and the quality is superb, like the two other buildings I tried before. Here are two pics of the building (second one after clicking “view full post” below) with some Warmachine models for size comparison. The gate is just wide enough to let a Warjack pass which makes for great gaming possibilities.

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Village Pub – Papercraft Terrain

After the tryout house by Dave Graffam Models was so much fun to build and looked excellent assembled, I decided to invest the vast amount of almost 2$ to buy one of the other PDFs. (Seriously, worth every penny.) The one I chose was the Village Pub which I have just finished to assemble. In this post I want to share how it looks like and some of my experiences.

This one was fun again to build but a little more complex. The bigger building caused some more warping of the paper while glueing. This time I decided not to scale down to print on A4 sized paper as recommended. The first building, which I scaled down, looked a little to small with Warmachine models beside it. So this time I went with 100% size and it looks great beside the miniatures. So just see yourself:

Probably not the last papercraft building on my desk.

Papercraft Terrain

I wanted to try out tp build papercraft terrain for some time now and just recently I managed to buy some cardboard and gave it a try. As i intended to test it with a free model before I invest any money in a pdf, I chose the free coachhouse by Dave Graffam Models. This piece has a very nice feature. It provides different layers in the pdf so you can choose textures and locations of doors, windows and other details.

For printing I used a standard Canon inkjet printer for home purpose (Pixma MP540) and white cardboard with a paper weight of 190 g/m². The printing went fine and after cutting and folding I used very thin layers of unthinned wood glue to assemble it. The wood glue didn’t blur any of the colours and the warping was minimal. In the end I am really happy with the final building that you can see on the following pictures. It was also big fun to assemble and gave me some memories of my childhood when it was a hobby of mine to design and build papercraft models. The scale could have been a little bit bigger as you can see on the door in the second picture. I am definitely going to buy one or another of these papercraft terrain.