Saturday, December 13, 2008

Is paper the new black?

Of course it is not, nor I would ever dare to state the contrary. Yet, I think that for people in the right mindset, with the proper expectations, and for the right price, paper can go a long way on our wargaming tables.
Enter exhibit A.

This building was downloaded a few evenings ago from this website. If I well understand, the models are inspired by buildings in the French island of Reunion (which, by the way, I thought it was a penal colony.)
Yes, this is not perfect. It is not the solid, stocky building I would have bought at JR Miniatures. Not the excellent, hard cardboard models from the always intriguing Paperterrain. But hey, the price is certainly right: they are free to download! All I needed was a color printer, some glue, some patience, and a couple of hours during a rainy afternoon. And rest assured this palace will come handy again and again: I already envision it as the Prince's Palace in my XVIII century imagi-nation, the Principality of Saxe-Pape-Cyssor, and it will also serve as the presidential palace in Lopongo.
I hope, eventually, to refine my skills in paper building - starting with a not exactly simple project has probably affected today's final result, too. But again, with the right expectations and the right mindset, I believe this palace will be in proud display on the tabletop soon.


Bluebear Jeff said...

While not free, the paper buildings from Eric Hotz' "Whitewash City" are very very nice (and quite inexpensive). So if you are at all interested in the "Wild West", take a look here:

-- Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

Alright, you made me download the museum as well. It shall likely take up a similar role as palace in my own doings.

Capt Bill said...

Thanks for the tip...Bill

abdul666 said...

Very pleasant, and quite appropriate indeed for the Palace of a Lace Wars Imagi-Nation!
Looking forward to discovering the 'final cut'.