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Review of MDF buildings for DZC

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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostMon Nov 03, 2014 3:45 am

So I got my over passes Saturday and have been slowly assembling them.

1) They are cut deep enough to pop out VERY easily which is nice.
2) I think they will be a killer add to the game table both for DZC and Alpha Strike (a Battletech skirmish game)

I will get pics soon. ;)
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostTue Nov 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Very exited to hear this. How long do you think until you have them fully painted?
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostTue Nov 04, 2014 8:03 pm

I probably won't paint them anytime soon.
Have 2 resistance starter armies to paint, most of my UCM, have to strip and start over on my GF's 2500 pts of shaltari, and a lot left to do of my PHR before I even think of painting terrain.

Heck I sort of like the brown look overall. lol

Next game we play I will defintiely be using it and will take many pictures. ;)

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Just a quick tease. Superglue bottle for scale. ;)
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostTue Nov 04, 2014 8:36 pm

Do they fit/line up with the Hawk tiles at all? These are kinda neat, but if they don't line up with either my cityscale or GnG board coming, I don't forsee myself using them...
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostTue Nov 04, 2014 10:51 pm

They are to width with the boards. and if you stick with the 4 and 3 way intersections even at the corners you should be good. ;)
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostSat Nov 08, 2014 3:55 am

So here is a 6X4 monorail table I set up quickly. ;)

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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostSat Nov 08, 2014 4:42 pm

Oh man does that look awesome! Fits the board really well. It looks like I am going to have to take the plunge on these.
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostSat Nov 08, 2014 5:33 pm

Definitely go with one of their bundle options. That's what I did, then with the money I "saved" I bought more individual pieces. :P

Shipping is pricey if you're in the states, but I think it was worth it. Can't wait to do a battle on a 4X4 board etc. ;)

A few "issues"

1) Where the pylons attache on the 45's they are a bit crooked but you can flex them straight.
2) In one or two spots the road edges push into each other and make it a bit rough. Just a tiny bit of edge sanding will fix that though.
3) The top of the guardrails is REALLY thin, I've already broken a few just handling things. On the flip side these are 200 year old roads, a little damage is to be expected. ;)

Pros
1) Like I said before everything was cut deep enough, popped out very easily.
2) Assembly was super quick and simple. Even on the curves where the outside rails are 5 or 6 separate pieces they are cut in the correct order of gluing, so just don't mix them up. ;)
3) They look awesome! I can't wait to get a full board of nothing but Blotz buildings, get them aged up with some "vine" flocking like my Hawk buildings, no paint, don't wnat to cover up the small singed details Blotz did already. ;) Also the brown is a decidedly aged look already. lol
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostSat Nov 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Thanks for the pro con list. Like I needed anymore convincing! I noticed on the pictures that where the ramp meets the overpass seems to be Alittle crooked. I doubt it would bother me as the overpass after couple of hundred years would be crooked, but was it due to construction or the kit not matching. How much was shipping to the states on this? If you don't mind me asking that is...
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Re: Review of MDF buildings for DZC

PostSun Nov 09, 2014 12:19 am

So what I bought = 57£, and then shipping was originally another 44£ but 19£ of that was a mus-calculation in their shipping, so ended up being a grand total of 82£ (130$) Yeah, was a bit much. lol.

For a purchase list:
Flyover Bundle "A"
6" section
9" section
On/Off Ramp
T-Junction
X-Junction
2X 45 Degree corners

So a fairly lengthy list all in all. ;)
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