Time for another Desert terrain unboxing/review. I’ve got a couple of painted things I need to photograph but I’ve been under the weather for a couple of days, so it’s a review since I have the photos already taken until I can get going again.
Once again, it very much follows the same format as the others, and even includes some copypasted text (including this sentence!), since the point is really to give people a good solid look at what you get in the boxes as there’s not a lot out there aside from the glamour shots on the box and GF9 website when you’re looking around to see what you get and how it all looks.
As seems to be usual, there’s a cardboard reinforcement around the inside of the box with the actual terrain piece taped inside some bubble wrap.
…aaaand unwrapped. We have two roof sections inverted for protection with bubble wrap underneath between the painted sections – as was the fashion of the time.
And “assembled”! It’s a pretty nice looking building, honestly.
And the reverse shot. I’m not sure which of the sides are supposed to be the “front” or back”, but I guess it depends on you and how you lay out the table at the time.
Showing the interior – empty and with infantry stands in place, so you can see how many fit.
There are a few internal details – just doors and windows – but they’ve been left blank and not painted in. At least the building interior isn’t just painted black this time, though!
And to finish, another scale shot alongside some vehicle and infantry models.
Given the intent of this review, which is to provide some images and simple thoughts on a set that I was unable to find any information on online aside from box pics, I’m not going to “score” the set. I purchased it myself from an online retailer and while it wasn’t exactly cheap, even compared to GW’s plastic offerings, I’m pretty happy with this one. It’ll provide a centrepiece or an objective when needed, and stands out nicely from the smaller, much more plain Desert Buildings in the range.
Once again – with a small amount of effort this building could be made to look a fair bit better, and by now you’ll know that since this review is going up now that I’ve been working on that very thing – though it’s not quite ready yet.