Something a bit different here – a highly detailed 15mm Medieval Home from Winterdyne Commission Modeling – part of their 3D printed scenery range.
That’s right, we’re living in the future, folks! This model has been ‘grown’ from scratch on the print bed of a 3D printer, layer-by-layer, piece-by-piece, to create this building.
The model comes in five parts that can be easily slotted together to form the full home. Thanks to the small lugs and matching slots between each level it stands pretty well without glue but can be fixed with superglue if preferred. Once stacked the model is 180mm high and 100mm by 100mm wide.
The model is printed as a part of the City of Tarok range. Winterdyne Commission Modeling Shop produces these building under licence to allow people who don’t have a 3D printer of their own to get hold of them. Though the City of Tarok pieces are clearly most perfect for fantasy gaming they will look fantastic in various medieval settings too. This is certainly a centerpiece model, the home of a very fortunate sort with its multiple floors, tiled roof and beautiful windows.
About those windows, here’s where 3D printing allows fun stuff – they are a fine lattice and have gaps in between. Should you want to you could light the building from within. An extra cool little detail.
But on the subject of detail, how is it on this kit? Well, it’s very good. The sculpt itself is varied and interesting and the 3D printing has replicated the many details perfectly. There is a little visible ‘stepping’ (ridges created as the layers of the 3D prints connect) but only if you look really closely. It’s nothing we’re concerned about at all.
At £35 this is a relatively pricey kit but the quality matches the price. You’re not going to regret adding something this pretty to your table, that’s for sure, and we suspect it will paint up extremely well.
With 3D printing becoming a more affordable method of production for home enthusiasts and businesses it’s something we’re going to examine in an upcoming issue, including a visit to the Winterdyne Commission Modelling Shop print farm!