I’ve already had a post about paper buildings that don’t really look like paper (plus a downloadable template). I can understand that many people don’t like paper because they look flat and lifeless, and are anathema to the three-dimensionality of miniature figures.
I’m trying to change that.
With the exception of the miniatures, everything else is paper. And as a bonus, the only thing that required painting were the Jersey barriers.
I’ve taken a look at the techniques at Scalescenes.com and laser-cut MDF models and adapted them to 15mm wargaming. The building (and sidewalks) below are made entirely of different weights of paper, then skinned with colour prints. The result is a building with relatively easy assembly that’s has detail that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with an airbrush and can be completed in a couple of hours.
The building still has a bit of a sheen, as I’ve not sprayed it with matte varnish, nor have I weathered it with pastels
I’m will make the plans and skins available, but plans and instructions for public consumption take a little time to lay out and proofread. I’m hoping this will be the first in a line of scenics.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s another awful cellphone picture. If you consider foamcore to be paper (and it’s only a few of my older buildings), this whole layout (with the exception of the vegetation) is made of paper. The streets are modular (and I will be releasing the pattern for these as well), three dimensional, and covered with laser prints.