This paper model kit is easy to assemble, requiring just cardstock paper sheets to print on (110 lb. or 199gsm recommended), scissors, hobby knife, paper glue, aluminum ruler and cutting mat. It may look complicated, but every part of the West Gate is simple to assemble on its own, and putting it together is just a matter of building up the simple shapes into the complete structure you see here. Because this is such a large model, assembly time is about two hours.
This model is designed at the popular 28mm-30mm gaming scale, and can be shrunk down to 15mm, 20mm or 25mm scales by simply adjusting the print size percentage on your printer. Tips and advice for altering the scale are included with this kit.
The West Gate features multiple texture layers, putting you in control over the final look of your model before you print. If you like, you can print several versions of this model and scatter them around your gaming table, and each model can have a distinct look.
You get all of these texture options:
- Gray stone walls
- Red stone walls
- Wood upper walls
- Heavy weathering
- Optional window and door positions
- 3 types of roof tiles
- And much more!
For your printing convenience, this model also includes a full set of single-layered PDFs that are easy to print right away.
This kit includes a bonus PDF with a two-sided wooden gate and window shutter pieces that can be swung open or closed.
You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later in order to use these files.
The West Gate has an L-shaped footprint of 10.2" x 5.1" along its longest edges. Its height is 9.25", not including the chimneys.
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