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Author Topic: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.  (Read 275 times)

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Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:05:20 pm »


Arrived from China/Hong Kong yesterday, an Outland kit for a modern office block.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-Set-Outland-Building-Model-N-Scale-Gauge-1-150-Scene-Modern-House-Apartment/312048809934




Costing the princely sum of £6.47 including postage (so no VAT or import duties!) the plastic kit is a fairly basic flat-pack with no instructions.  Parts clip together without glue.  Don't be afraid to apply a bit of pressure to force the pegs/tabs into the holes as they're designed to deform slightly to provide a good interference fit.




The finished building from the front, build time around 15 minutes including working it out and taking photos.  No glazing or interior details are included.




The finished building from the back. 

In summary a very basic kit for a very basic price.  Would do 'as is' for a background building but could also benefit from a glue-based build and a little work to hide the joins, possibly with interior detailing and painting.

Highly recommended at the price, I'll be buying more of the range :thumbsup:

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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 07:28:30 pm »
Thanks for that 'tutenkhamunsleeping' ... could add lighting also?

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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 07:52:37 pm »

Think that's my favourite building out of the set.



(B,C,A,D,E in order left to right)

With a bit of detailing it will provide Good bit of Brutalism to the dreams of a layout
The buildings are a few floors too high for my liking but it doesn't look like it would be too difficult to cut some floors out.
Debating if i should get some more as I quite fancy having a go a kit bashing a horrible shopping centre and some municipal offices.

Thanks for that 'tutenkhamunsleeping' ... could add lighting also?


As for lighting, i think it could look good but you may want to add some floors or tinted glass windows.


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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 09:02:42 pm »
Wow ... impressive stuff 'CaleyDave' ... actually, those look very 1970's which is almost exactly right for many of the Swiss buildings around. I might have to give these some serious consideration for my layout If it wasn't for the six months delivery delay.

Cheers  :beers:
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BTW - a little worried about the 'fungus the bogie man' tunnel map it's sitting on?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 09:07:59 pm by GreyWolf »

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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 11:41:33 pm »
That's not a tunnel map - it's the new layout!  ;D
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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 01:16:13 pm »
These buildings look really good for the price, not highly detailed, but great for the price and would make a great town/city scape in the backgrounds. Could be details well for closer use too.

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Re: Outland: Kit B, Modern Office/Apartment Block.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 04:20:14 pm »
Thanks for the 'heads up' tutenkhamunsleeping,

I have just ordered five as a basis for some buildings for Bridgtown - with some filler/detailing/covering and a spot of Anglicising where required, they should produce some nice structures.

Cheers,

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