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Old 06-19-2015, 04:50 PM
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Here are a couple buildings finished by one of our members, Bob Rash. These are part of the Industrial Area on the north end of the village. One is a barn like structure, and the other is a small factory with blown out corner so a Tiger 1 can hide inside. These, like all our other buildins, are made of 1/2" plywwod and covered with wood trim, plaster effect for the stuuco and many have cedar shingles. Nice job Bob.

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Old 06-19-2015, 05:44 PM
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can't wait to see them
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Very nice. They look awesome!
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just what i thought they would be highly detailed and they look Great
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Any thoughts of going into the 1/16 building business in the near future?

These are VERY nicely done and would look great on ANYONES battlefield!




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Originally Posted by Panther F View Post
Any thoughts of going into the 1/16 building business in the near future?

These are VERY nicely done and would look great on ANYONES battlefield!




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I actually looked into producing wood buildings for sale, and there are some serious obstacles standing in he way. The first would be cost, because by the time the building gets to the customer it will be very expensive. Another is shipping. All that wood means weight and that gets pricey in a hurry. Bob's buildings look really great and they would definitely make a fine addition to any battlefield, but mass producing such a quality product and keeping the cost low enough to be competitive would be quite a challenge. For me that's very unfortunate because I'd be one of the first in line to buy a decent quality, low-cost wooden building.

Tents, on the other hand, may be a different story and I'm now looking into those. I think I may be on to something, so don't be surprised to see an offering in the next few months.

You guys are lucky to have Bob, and he really does great work. Maybe one day I'll make it out that way and even get a chance to "talk shop" with Bob.
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Those buildings look great. FRAG is legendary for their Battlefield props.
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How about a fabric with the graphics of a building printed on it that is made to fit snuggly on a cinder block to covert it to something that looks like a building. Easy to mass produce and easy to mail.
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you would have to produce something light maybe balsa wood or something like it masonite is heavier but is thin so something that can be flat packed it would also be ...some assembly required kind of thing
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Oh I know but I think it was more of a compliment disguised as a question than anything.

These are VERY labor intensive and much love N labor went into them them so I know the cost alone on each one would be almost priceless for what you end up getting.

THEN, breaking them down to be shipped? IMPOSSIBLE!!! Still... so very cool looking!



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Hey Jeff, you got me thinking about buildings for sale again, and there was one concept thrown out there that you reminded me of, and that's just the plans. If Bob ever puts out plans for do it yourself building kits I'd also be one of the first in line. Half the battle for stuff like that is all the measurements and cuts and stuff.
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Originally Posted by Max-U52 View Post
Hey Jeff, you got me thinking about buildings for sale again, and there was one concept thrown out there that you reminded me of, and that's just the plans. If Bob ever puts out plans for do it yourself building kits I'd also be one of the first in line. Half the battle for stuff like that is all the measurements and cuts and stuff.

This is true... getting the dimensions just right are just a cricial as the color and correct shingles used back then.




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