With some of my fellow gamers at my local club currently absorbed with Infinity, the subject of terrain often comes up. This system requires lots of cover, whether that is a cityscape, jungle, forest etc. So a gamer-huddle formed (you know what I mean!) when club member, Ian, brought along a couple of new buildings for use in a recent game.
It went something like this:
The huddle: Nice! Where did you get those?
Ian: They're from a Polish company called ZEN TERRAIN
The huddle: Are they MDF?
Ian: Yep, high quality 3mm MDF. They come unpainted and unassembled. They're from the 28mm Sci-fi range.
The huddle: How long did they take to deliver?
Ian: I ordered on 18/10 and they were despatched 23/10; I think I got it on the Tue 27 or Wed 28 so approximately 7 or 8 working days.
The huddle: How much did it cost?
Ian: I ordered six 'Hab' units' (2 x 3 bundle packs), the Fast Food Stall and an expansion set of accessories. Taking into account Pound/Euro conversion, the total cost was about £50, including £10 postage. The postage is based on weight. The 3 pack of Hab buildings works out at about £17.
The huddle: What was the order process like?
Ian: Great - they emailed me each step of the way. Your first order gets you get a 5% discount code.
The huddle: What about assembly?
Ian: The parts are all pre cut. No sprues or trimming. No other prep required. Assembly, using a big tub of PVA glue, was probably medium difficulty for the Habs - like a 4Ground kit. There's actually more parts to them than you think which helps gives them more 'relief' - not too flat looking.
The huddle: How did you prime it?
Ian: For he first couple I used GW white primer on top of the grey. The later ones I used Halfords white primer. I didn't go for a thick, full white coverage, I wanted the grey to come through a little to make it a wee bit faded. I'll probably do a bit of weathering too. I've tried using white primer directly on mdf before and the results have been patchy. The grey primer certainly helped. And Halfords spray nozzles give a nice even finish!
The huddle: How did you paint it?
Ian: The colour accents are just with either Vallejo of GW paints. Everything was painted before assembly
The huddle: Plans for any more?
Ian: I like the look of the Bike Bar. I've also seen forum posts suggesting they've got a Police Station coming soon. Complete with interior! The items are a fantastic price for the quality and detail. Now, are we going to play Infinity or what...?
Thanks Ian. So there you go. Another terrain company to consider. I certainly am!
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