The last set for a little while from my Dungeons and Lasers Woodhaven Kickstarter pledge. This set has four sets – two sci-fi and two more fantasy-themed.
A bit of an odd way to do them – both will work for 40k-ish gaming, but the stone ones don’t work so well for more tech-oriented sci-fi, even Necromunda, and obviously the sci-fi steps aren’t going to be super useful for fantasy and D&D players. They’re fine for me since I play across genres, but it’s still an …interesting way to lump them together.
The kit comes with two of each, though opening the kit up and clipping them off the sprue shows that there’s not a whole lot to either type.
The fantasy ones are a lot more substantial when compared to the sci-fi ones. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed by the sci-fi steps.
The sci-fi stairs also had a consistent sinkhole at the base of the stands. I dropped some “Extra Thick” Tamiya Plastic Cement (aka Sprue Goo), and later scraped away to make them somewhat even. I did my usual stippling of AK Easycast Texture Medium to add texture to the stone of the fantasy stairs.
My verdict? The sci-fi stairs are a disappointment. They’re small and not especially stable. Even for a game you’d want to blu-tac them to whatever they’re being attached to for that game, and they don’t have the “perch a model on them” gimmick that the Wooden Town Stairs Set had. The fantasy stairs are unexciting but solid, and by far the better model from the two types in this set. If you can get these cheap – and have use for both types – then by all means pick these up, but keep your expectations quite …reserved and you won’t be disappointed.