Superquick HO/OO Buildings

A quick update, or even a super quick update – ha ha ha, on some card model kits I cranked out recently. I love these Superquick kits. Unchanged designs since way back when and they are still so much fun to build. If you want some fast options to build a little town these will do the job. Hard to make the roofs removable so i did not even try. I placed them onto MDF bases for extra strength. I also added a lot of foamboard supports inside the houses and church to maintain its shape. Much better than the suggested bits of card that the instructions suggest. To try and make the shops look a bit more like 1940s France I added some new French signs. That should fool everyone. Also painting all the exposed card edges a dark shade and adding some dirt and dust makes all the difference. Oh and I nearly forgot I replaced all the chimney pots with some nice new metal ones. Chimney pots on buildings are a bit like eyebrows on faces. They are much more important than you think, and its only when you remove them you realise their importance!

The shops will look great in my town square and the small church also handy for when I do not want to use my massive home made church.

To finish off the base I used Metcalfe Models card pavers. These come in sheets and you just have to glue them onto your base. They look much better than the supplied bases. You can see in the last photo my use of the pavers with some other buildings too. I think this is a better option than carving pavements and definitely much quicker.

 

7 thoughts on “Superquick HO/OO Buildings

    1. Its HO Scale – but matches with my 1/72 or 20mm stuff. Houses around 100-110mm high. You mean the cobble streets? Thats just card I bought on eBay. Faller or Auhagen card sheets. I need to mount it on something as its flimsy as just card. The Metcalfe pavers are mounted on 3mm MDF which is the base i made for the building. I weathered them using some powders to mess them up a bit.

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