Archive for August, 2011
Review- Ziterdes Abandoned Factory
Although I’m fully capable of making my own terrain, I’ve grown fond of buying pre-
made pieces. Sometimes I just have too many projects going on and a company like
Ziterdes produces quality products that can go on my tabletop.
Ziterdes is a subsidiary of the famous NOCH GmbH & Co. KG. Their name is derived
from Mr. Wilhelm Ziegler-a guy who came to them with the idea of
making gaming terrain. Ziterdes stands for Ziegler Terrain Design.
All of the pieces come pre-painted and
are cast out of rigid
urethane foam which makes them very light weight and durable. Ziterdes has
approximately 250 different scenic items designed for use with 25-28mm gaming.
The factory is a one piece foam cast and looks like it came straight out of the 1900’ s. It
comes pre-painted in grey and could really use some colours to liven it up.
It is a large sized building measuring 13” X8” , stands 6 ¼” tall, and is loaded with lots of
details. This building would work well in pulp and steam punk games.
Half of the building is covered in brick work. The bricks can be hand painted or dry
The arched lintels add a lot of character to the windows.
The docking bay has metal roll up doors and what appears to be a lift.
The dentils give it that Gilded Age look.
The parapet with castellations make a great spot for a sniper.
Below are painted pictures of the building. Painted Mailfaux miniatures are courtesy of Fernando Enterprises.
This is a really great terrain piece and Ziterdes has several other buildings which would
work well with the factory. All of these together would make a nice thematic table-top.
If you don’t see Ziterdes products at your local gaming shop ask them to bring them in
through ACD Distribution.
Review- Quantum Gothic Quantum Force Field Pylon Set
Quantum Gothic produces high quality resin terrain pieces for 28mm gaming.
Whereas other manufacturers make scenery for various genres, Quantum Gothic focuses solely on a futuristic dark gothic setting and their pieces capture the aesthetic quite well.
Quantum Gothic Quantum Force Field Pylons Set
This is a great set to have. It can be used as a standalone piece or can be used to enhance the look of the wall series. By adding the pylons to the wall, it really makes the wall look secure.
The kit contains enough pieces to build four pylons. The current version is much simpler to build since some of the pieces have been molded together.
The pylons can be added to the wall by interlocking the coil base with the wall. The fit is perfect and they can be placed anywhere along the wall. To use as a stand alone piece, the coil base needs to be glued to the main base plate.
To assemble the pylons, first clean up any mold lines. Then start by gluing the conductors to the main vertical frame. There are 6 conductors per side.
Glue the main vertical frame to the coil base.
Next, glue the bolt heads to the bolts on the base plate.
You can glue the coil base to the base plate or leave it off so it can be integrated with the wall.
The finished pylon measures 4 ¾” high.
The kit has so many useful parts that my first inclination was to use them as bits in my terrain building. The base plate and coil could be mounted to a wall and pipes or controls added for a steam punk look. The conductors and bolt heads could be used for almost anything.
I painted up the pylons to match the wall and gate set I have.
This was another fine kit from Quantum Gothic. Quantum Gothic makes many other scenery pieces which can be integrated with the walls and pylons. These include a bunker, gate, watch tower, gun emplacements and much more!
Thanks to Aaron Nichols for painting this awesome model.