Posted 5 Feb 2006
Kerr & King
Kerr&King sell a village pack for the Eastern Front (KK-171 City in a Box: Russian Kolkhoz). Quite nice it is too. A good variety of buildings. Ample room for stands to fit inside. Very attractive once painted. And as a bonus for me ... very compatible with other buildings I already had. With this range available there is little need to make more of my own.
Kerr & King Kolkhoz with roofs on. All painted by me
With roofs off. Notice they don't have floors
Iron Clad Miniatures
Iron Clad Miniatures also produces a range of Eastern Front buildings - they are a mix of wooden and plastered. Generally smaller than Kerr & King and my own buildings they are none-the less still compatible, and quite nice. So I got one (15-H4 Eastern Front house) to be the Hetman's house within my village.
Iron Clad Miniatures Ukrainian House - Painted by me
My first wooden buildings were from the old Military Miniatures range crafted by Mark Strachan. Given Military Miniatures morphed into BattleFront I assume they still have the range - certainly a lot of the models appear in their photos - but they don't seem to sell them at the moment.
Mark's range is great but with only one defect from my perspective: the buildings are solid. For Crossfire it is much more convenient if you can put the stands inside the buildings and with these models you can't.
The photo shows a mix of American Civil War (ACW), Celtic and Maori buildings. Despite their nominal period they're all more or less suitable for the Eastern Front. The ACW buildings, with the exception of the large white house at the back, are most suitable. The triangular Celtic buildings at the left and the small, partially buried, Maori Whare at the right are less suitable.
Mark Strachan's and Military Miniatures Wooden Houses - all solid construction
All painted by Gordon Roach
Three of these models were the inspiration for my Homemade Wooden Buildings.
Military Miniatures Large Barn. You'll see two in the large photo
Military Miniatures Large House with Chimney
Military Miniatures Small House