Another model from my pledge from the Dungeons and Lasers Woodhaven Kickstarter. This one I painted last Sunday, though the preparation took a bit longer with the mould lines and assembly and texturing and priming and drying time. and all that.
The kit is made from two simple sprues, and is designed to integrate in with the Archon modular scenery sets. I didn’t want to spend a billion dollars on their terrain, so I mostly just got accessory-type stuff, like the stairs I’ve been showing recently as well as this bridge. The sets I did pick up from the pledge were ones I felt I could easily turn into wargaming ruins, because trying to make actual buildings with these gets real bloody expensive.
You can also see here that the gaps between the flagstones is pretty huge. One of the downsides of using 3D models and 3D modellers for everything. They’d either need grit/texture applied to those gaps or if you’re lazy like me, weathering powders to stop them looking terrible. Due to needing to integrate with their other sets, there’s also gap on each end of the bridge. I could have plugged them, but those aren’t too bad once the model is painted.
I also don’t see that as particularly more immersion breaking than a model with brown dirt and foliage walking on the stone bridge – and this way I retain flexibility in case I change my mind in the future or whatever – also time vs effort vs “good enough – get the thing on the table!”
Once assembled, the bridge is fine. The stones are pretty smooth, so if you’re keen to do something about that – as I was, then…
There is indeed a solution.
As with all of the other bridges I’ve posted recently, this is another tiny thing that really would only cover a stream or creek.
I actually think it’s work better in some ways on a 15mm table than a 25/28/32mm one. Even that “jump” to the edge of the bridge would be negligible if bumped up against one of the Battlefront Roads.
Oh, I also painted the underside that will probably never be seen. So I may as well post it up here… Interestingly, the Dirty Down moss turned out much, much darker on this model. Perhaps the varnish hadn’t fully cured? I’m really not sure.
My verdict? It’s actually pretty much the same as the one given for the stairs shown so far. I think the Kickstarter price for this bridge was fair, and also truthfully about as much as I’d be willing to pay for it. It’s pretty small and that limits its effective use and versatility, though it can still have a place on the tabletop in a lot of cases.