In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Brewery Bashup

Many years ago, before laser cut MDF buildings were available,  I tried to use model RR buildings for my Pulp Gangster game.

It was quite frustrating and lead to my gangsters getting shelved for a decade or more. Then I bought the Sarissa Precision kits and things were great again in gangland. But I still had a box of plastic to do something with. 

One of the model RR buildings was this enormous brewery from Heljan in Denmark. Trying to add interior floors and rooms proved beyond my patience or skill. The building on the right got turned into the coal merchant and the water tank is now on the roof of the warehouse. 

But the central tower and 3 story wing will provide components for ruined 15mm buildings.

Look closely, there's a stand of German paratroopers for scale beside the glue.

I had also bought these false fronts. I assume that they are to provide a backdrop for a shallow railroad layout. I thought I could add a box and use them to line the edge of the Gangster game. As you can see, from the half started paint, that didn't work either. So I cut back the boxes, added floors and rubble piles. 

Some broken match sticks for beams and sand glued on over the polystyrene base.

Which is where these will have to stay until it warms up outside and I can start spray painting. 

I'll bash more pieces together and get them to the same state in the meantime. 


  1. Great to see you found a use for those old kits.

  2. Very effective scenery making, I look forward to seeing more...

  3. great ideas with the leftovers, I have the same factory unbuilt too....on the one day list!