Wednesday, 26 August 2009

WWG Burned Down House 01

For this week's World Works Games review I'm looking at what was without doubt, the easiest Mayhem building I've made so far - a single storey burned down house. This model can be found in the WWG Modern Kitbash section. Someone has taken the apartment from the Mayhem Armoury set and converted it into a burned down building.

The kitbash consists of the four outer walls, textured inside and outside and the floor. That's it! Of course, me being the person I am, I couldn't just leave it at that, so I added two internal walls.

In the Mayhem Armoury set there is an optional wall that can be used with the apartment that can either run from one wall to the opposite or wall or form an L-shape. The wall comes with an open doorway, but no door. For the burned down building this was certainly not a problem.

As you can see in the photo above I've run the internal wall from the front of the house to the back. The colouring did not match the smoky and charred look of the interior walls so I gave it a liberal coating of Badab Black from the Citadel Washes range of inks. It looks streaky in places, which I like as it adds to the effect that the walls have been hosed down by a fire crew.

I used the rug on the floor to determine where I stuck that wall, so you can see it is slightly off-centre. I added a second internal wall, roughly two inches in length to help break up the larger of the two rooms. It also provides more cover when used in a wargaming situation. This was also painted with a Badab Black wash. Also, note that although the front and back doors are only half the height they should be, they still open and close.

There is not much more to say about this. Adding furniture seemed pointless so I didn't. What I particularly like about this building is its versatility. As a wargamer and role-player scenery is very important to me. A model like this has a timeless quality to it that allows you to use it in such a wide range of time periods. That is what I mean about versatility; you're not tied down to the same narrower time periods of the previous buildings I've reviewed.
There is also a two-storey burned down building available and I'll review that next week.


  1. Dammit, even your RUINS are beautiful! :) Seriously, more top work that makes me feel like I should stop neglecting my own cardstock work.