Tuesday, April 3, 2018
[Accessory Analysis] Third Party 1/144 and 1/100 Building Model Kits for Dioramas
These are godsends for lazy modellers looking to do up simple urban dioramas!Available in roughly 1/144 and 1/100 scales, these building model kits also come in both pristine and pre-damaged conditions. Simple snapfit kits that wouldn't faze any Gunpla builder, they are however uncoloured (though earlier versions were molded in colour). Nonetheless, this is easily overcome with a little bit of time and effort to paint them up. The completed buildings are solid and structurally sound, although some of the frills like the awnings and sunshades may come off if mishandled.
While the 1/144 scale buildings fit onto a pre-fabricated and pre-finished city street, the 1/100 versions need to be worked into whatever dioramas you're creating.
You can get these kits from Chinese e-commerce site Taobao here.