Fresh from Winterdyne’s 3D printers are a varied collection of 28mm accessories, to add detail to any 1890s to 1940s (with perhaps a little further wiggle room if you’re so inclined) games, dioramas or bases.
We took our first look at Winterdyne’s 3D printed terrain last week with a 15mm Medieval Home but these are far smaller pieces. Their ideal use is probably in your preferred Wild West gaming system – they look designed to fit that era with some product names to match.
There’s some basic scatter terrain – closed barrels and steel milk cans – each including six of the same design. Nice pieces that feel right for the period but nothing especially new. It’s good that a comprehensive range is on offer though and these will certainly offer cover options.
More appealing to us are the detailed extras in the range, often at rather fiddly sizes. The Bootleg Booze kit is an obvious example, a 14 part set made up of a crate that is pre-filled with bottles, an empty crate, and 12 individual bottles.
There are great painted examples on the Winterdyne website and we’ve used some here. Once you see the 3D printed bits in colour and in-situ it really gives them a boost. The bottles can be scattered around some of the other pieces too …
… Such as the Bar Table & Chairs. These are great – the chairs are the kind of fiddly detail that would take a ton of patience to make from scratch. The 3D printed pieces of this 20 part kit go together easily and in no time at all you’ll have a table and four chairs ready for you to barroom brawl over. Add a few bottles of hooch from the Bootleg Booze set and it looks even better.
With a little trimming and tidying there’s not a lot of effort needed on any of the range, with the exception of the Corner Bar. Another great looking kit, but this one does take some work to clean up the parts. There are support elements to trim off from the footrests and the panelling that goes around the bar. It’s not too tricky but takes a little while and the material this is printed in blunts blades pretty quick. The end result looks great though, especially when topped off with some spare bottles and the ‘National’ Cash Register (perhaps my favourite bit of all) which gives lovely flavour to the scene.
All in all these are fine kits, lots of detail, and with other characterful pieces like the Cast Iron Water Pump and Copper Still in the range you’ll be able to add a lot of visual interest to your gaming board. The only real downside is that the pieces aren’t cheap compared to the overall size of terrain you might get elsewhere (e.g an MDF cart) but they are far more detailed.