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Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery reviewimage © Kadmon
sculpt © Terrains4Games
painting © Kadmon
Painted Church 28mm from Terrains4Games

The Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games is a medieval timber frame church in 1/56 (28mm / 32mm) scale, Realistic or Heroic scale. They could also fit 35mm, or larger 1/72 (20mm) miniatures.

Removing the pieces, assembling them, and painting the building is easy. The laser etching adds detail to the building. The removable roof allows you to open the building to see the insides and put miniatures into the building. You can position the doors however you'd like.

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Details - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Miniature scenery: Church 28mm

Product name: Church 28mm, Product Code: LC140, Sprue: -, Range: Village 28mm, Company: Terrains4Games, Production: 2018-

Type: medieval European timber frame church, Size: big, Technology: Medieval (Archaic) / Early Modern / Modern (Advanced), Based on: medieval European timber frame church

Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale, Proportions: Realistic / Heroic, Size: ?mm high, Material: Lasercut HDF (Fiberboard - HDF), Priming: Primer is not necessary
Assembly: Multi-piece (Tight fit peg), Pre-cut, No cutting needed, probably Needs glue, Posing: Medium, Paintjob: Unpainted, Base: removable Integral flat base, Conceptual design: Andrzej Pałka3D Sculptor: ?

Set: Church 28mm set: contains 1

Material: 3mm wide Lasercut HDF

Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery reviewimage © Terrains4Games
sculpt © Terrains4Games
painting © Terrains4Games

Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery reviewimage © Terrains4Games
sculpt © Terrains4Games
painting © Terrains4Games

Painted Church 28mm from Terrains4Games
Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery review Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery review
Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery review Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery review
Painted Church 28mm from Terrains4Games

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Parts - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Church 28mm - Main hall

  • Main hall base frame
  • Main hall short wall & roof support frame 1
  • Main hall short wall & roof support frame 2
  • Main hall long walls frame 1
  • Main hall long walls frame 2
  • Main hall roof frame 1
  • Main hall roof frame 2

Church 28mm - Entrance

  • Entrance frame: includes the base of the tower

Church 28mm - Tower

Church 28mm - Tower stand

  • Tower stand walls frame 1
  • Tower stand walls frame 2

Church 28mm - Tower room

  • Tower room frame

5x Detail frames

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Review - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Church in 1/56 scale - Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games, 2018 - Miniature scenery review
Package of Church 28mm from Terrains4Games

The church comes in three sections. The entrance, the main hall and the tower.

All buildings have an integral flat base. They have laser etching. The bottom of the pieces have a brick pattern. The roof of the pieces are tiled. Make sure you use thin paint, so you don't cover these completely.

The main hall is a large closed piece with a removable roof. There is no pre-cut door on either side, but it has windows. One side of the roof ends with the wall, so you can put the tower next to it. The other side has some overhang. I didn't check how many miniatures would fit inside, but I think at least twenty 1:56 scale human-sized figures. The building is high enough to accomodate even giant miniatures.

The entrance is a free standing piece. It can be added to any buildings, it's not a requirement on the church, and it can be added to any place there, but you will need to modify the timber framing if you don't put it in the end of the main hall. It has a door on one side and the wall is missing on the opposite side. If you close the missing wall with a piece of cardboard, you can use it as a small shed. The door is cut through, so you can decide to open it or just leave it closed. Although you could decide to make the roof removable, I don't think it's intended to work that way. You can glue additional supports to the roof to make it removable. If you really wish to be able to put miniatures inside (I'd say two or three 1:56 scale human-sized minis would fit), you should glue the entrance to the main hall, cut the short wall of the main hall it attaches to, and you'll be able to do just that.

The tower comes in two pieces - the tower stand and an upper tower room. You can use the tower as a free-standing piece, or you can attach it to the main hall to create a bell tower to the church.

The tower stand has a cut through door that you can choose to open or leave closed. The top of the stand is open, and you can insert the tower room into the opening, and it stays there with the use of a connector piece on the bottom of the tower room. The integral base of the tower stand is on the entrance frame.

There are windows on the tower on all four sides, although one side would be covered if you attach it to the main building.

Although the top is open, the building is too high to put miniatures on the bottom. If you really wish to be able to put miniatures inside (I'd say three or four 1:56 scale human-sized minis would fit), you should glue the tower to the main hall, cut a hole into the short wall of the main hall it attaches to, and you'll be able to do it. However, I recommend against this, as being able to use it as a free standing tower gives you an extra use out of this piece.  You could probably add an additional level near the top 5 cm, so you could put some minis occupying the tower.

The tower room has a removable roof. It doesn't have doors, so you'd need to modify it if you'd wish to use it as a separate house. If you don't glue the connector piece on the bottom of it, you can use it as an additional room to a building. The connector raises the room slightly (2-3 mm). Four or five 1:56 scale, human sized miniature can occupy the room without problem.

The timber frames are not essentially required but they are a nice addition to the building. If you wish to modify them, or add timber frames to further parts of the building, you can use match-stricks or similar pieces.

Opening the package

Assembling: Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games - Unboxing & dry fitting

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Assembly

The bulding is easy to assemble. You put the pieces together via the connectors, and glue them. However, I recommend you only build the main parts, and don't attach the timber framing before you start painting. Most of the pieces have their own separate frames, the only thing that you can find on another frame is the base of the tower stand that you can find on the frame of the entrance.

Removing the pieces from the MDF sheets is easy. The edges were cut through, and while assembling the whole Village set, there was only a couple of time I had to use a knife to complete a cut that did not go through the MDF sheet.

If you wish to spray paint your building on the sheets, there are only a couple of parts you'd need to remove or cover, because similar parts are gathered on their own sheets. As the edges of the main building will be covered by the timber frames, you don't need to bother with painting them. However, the sides of the timber frames will need to be painted, so if you'd like to spray paint them on the sheets, choose dark brown. But you can remove the timber frame pieces, and spray paint them separated, just make sure to give them a shot of spray from all sides, to cover all of the delicate details.

During assembly or painting, take care that it's the front side of the sheet (with the laser etched parts) that's going to be the outside of the building. When you glue the timber frames on the main building, it will cover the connectors. The only visible connectors will be on the roof, but the company promised they will add a covering sheet to put over the roof in the next version of the set.

Painting

The MDF sheets are a base colour of medium brown, that becomes dark brown at the parts where the laser cut it. if you'd like to paint it to any lighter colour, I recommend you to use a white primer. A layer of primer might be useful anyway, as the MDF eats up the paint due to its porous nature.

The inside walls: I recommend to paint these before assembly. You'll have easier access to the walls. As the roofs are removable, these walls will be visible, so it's worth to take some time to paint them properly.

The insides of the roof will be probably hidden, but as I like to paint every area, I've painted it before assembly. As it won't be visible, and it's not a hard to reach area, you might also paint it after assembly.

The outside walls: It's probably easier to glue the building together, apply some filler to fill the gaps, and then paint the outside walls. I think you should start with painting the bricks pattern first, and then continue with the rest.

The bricks on the outside walls: Probably the easiest way to do it is to paint it after assembly. After it is finished, you can start to paint the buiding with the colour of the outside wall. It has a laser etched pattern, just like the roof, and you can paint it in a similar way.

If you plan to glue the timber frames to the building, you don't need to be very precise with the separation of the brick colour and the wall colour, because the timber frame will cover that part.

The doors: The easiest way to paint it is to remove it from the door frame, and paint it separately. Even if you glue it in a closed position, you won't need to bother with tracing the edges of the door with your paintbrush.

The windows: They are framed by the timber frames. You can use those as a guiding template when painting the windows with your chosen colour. Another easy way is to use the same colour as the outside wall.

The roof: The roof has laser etched detail, that is deep enough to create shadows with a wash, but not deep enough to be able to highlight the edges with drybrushing. You either paint it with a dark colour, and then use a lighter colour for drybrushing the surface area, or you can use a lighter colour, then add a dark wash to get into the laser etched recesses.

Timber frames: I recommend you to paint the timber frames before you attach it to the building. If you can, paint it with spray paint (either a spray can or an airbrush), otherwise it will be very tiresome to paint the whole thing. There are many tiny opening you need to paint, and it takes a lot of time, and you'll have to pay close attention, or else it's easy to miss some parts.

If you glue the timber frames before you start to paint the building, it will be a lot harder to separate the timber frames from the building perfectly. However, if you do so, it can really speed up the painting, if you just add some paint with drybrushing to make the frames stand out a little bit.

Whichever method you choose to paint it, make sure to go over the corners with a brush before the paint dries. Due to the lots of corners, paint can pool into them, and it could make the look of the frames a little awkward.

The underside: Although it's not likely that the underside will be visible, on an uneven ground, it might show up. That's why I prefer to paint it to a dark colour. If you choose to paint it, it's easier to paint it after you've assembled the building, as the sides of the walls will show up on the bottom.

Putting miniatures inside

As the roof is removable, you can put miniatures inside. The photo shows miniatures on 20x20mm bases.

From this, I'd estimate the number of miniatures you could fit inside.

Entrance: 6 (2x3) miniatures of this size, and probably 2-3 miniatures on 25 or 30mm bases.

Main hall: 66 (6x11) miniatures of this size, and probably 30-35 miniatures on 25 or 30mm bases.

Tower room: 9 (3x3) miniatures of this size, and probably 4-6 miniatures on 25 or 30mm bases.

Tower extra level: 9 (3x3) miniatures of this size, and probably 4-6 miniatures on 25 or 30mm bases.

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Inside of Church 28mm from Terrains4Games

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Size Comparison photos - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Size comparison of the Church 28mm scenery from the Village 28mm range from Terrains4Games with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale miniature Bretonnian Bowman #1 and Bretonnian Bowman #2 from the Warhammer range from Games Workshop.Size comparison of the Church 28mm scenery from the Village 28mm range from Terrains4Games with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale miniature Bretonnian Bowman #1 and Bretonnian Bowman #2 from the Warhammer range from Games Workshop.Size comparison of the Church 28mm scenery from the Village 28mm range from Terrains4Games with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale miniature Bretonnian Bowman #1 and Bretonnian Bowman #2 from the Warhammer range from Games Workshop.
Size comparison of the Church 28mm scenery from the Village 28mm range from Terrains4Games with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale miniature Bretonnian Bowman #1 and Bretonnian Bowman #2 from the Warhammer range from Games Workshop.

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Using the miniature - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Uses for games

Rules

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Video - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Assembling: Church 28mm for Village 28mm from Terrains4Games - Unboxing & dry fitting

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Resources - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Official

 

Contents overview

 

Review

Dom Sore's review article on Dom's Dodgy Dice:

Painting

 

Showcase

Skirmish Miniature Gaming: Showcase: Terrains 4 Games Tabletop Village Terrain: Showcase video.

Gameplay

Terrains4Games: Bolt Action tournament in Rumia PL: Gameplay photos of the pre-painted version of the building.

WarHQ: Bolt Action at Adepticon 2019: Gameplay video.

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Buying the product - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

Price

Base price (Church 28mm set)(2018): ? GBP / ? EUR / ? USD / ? PLN

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Possible substitutes - Church 28mm miniature scenery from Terrains4Games

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The review is based on a copy kindly donated to the Nexus Club by Terrains4Games.

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