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28mm scale model Normandy buildings for World War Two (WW2) miniatures gaming with photo-realistic cover sheets for a realistic finish.
28mm scale model Normandy buildings for World War Two (WW2) miniatures gaming with photo-realistic cover sheets for a realistic finish.
48 backers pledged £4,924 to help bring this project to life.

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  • New building 'The House at Dead Mans Corner' available as add on @ £27
  • We will be including a Free removable first floor with all houses.
  • An extra ruined first floor will be available as an add-on for £3.50
  • Five ruined roof sections have been designed. These will be available as add-ons
  • We will be providing free PDF's of cover sheets as standard, however as an add-on professionally printed sheets will be available (£3 Houses, £4 Shops, £5 Church)
  • Update 26 contains full details of ruined roofs, ruined first floor, staircase, cover sheets with photographs and prices of add ons.

The Plan

Our plan is to design and manufacture a range of twelve 28mm model building kits for WW2 Normandy gaming using our new photo - realistic model making techniques. These kits will contain simple, robust parts, laser cut from 3mm Medite and 2mm MDF combined with detailed parts cut from coloured mounting board, perspex glazing and downloadable high quality cover sheets to print out to easily complete your models to the same standard as the ones in these photographs.The following buildings are available now:

  • Normandy Mid-Terrace
  • Normandy Left Hand End-Terrace
  • Normandy Right Hand End-Terrace
  • Normandy Stone Built Detached Town House
  • Norman Church
  • Normandy Corner Shops

The following buildings are included in the project as Stretch Goals.

  • The House at Dead Man's Corner
  • Normandy Cafe
  • Ruined Normandy Town House
  • Terrace Shop
  • Factory Buildings
  • Factory Admin Building

Details of these and other stretch goals including free removable first floors, alternative textures, ruined roofs and cobblestone sections can be found at the bottom of the page, past the pledge and add-on sections.

We have many more photos of the different layout / pledge levels and the terrain being tested at gaming conventions in our photo-realistic terrain gallery. Click here to visit it.

The Concept

Photo-realistic Normandy Terrain
Photo-realistic Normandy Terrain

What do we mean by photo-realistic buildings? This is a model making technique that Sally 4th have been developing over the last year that combines the advantages of laser cut MDF kits with high quality, digitally printed photographic cover sheets. This combination has significant benefits. Our MDF building shells are robust, accurate, easy to assemble, light and will not warp. Walls are cut from 3mm Medite, floors and roofs from 2mm MDF. Each building also contains glazing, laser cut from Perspex and fine detail such as shutters and glazing bars which are laser cut from quality mounting board.  

Buildings are finished by covering them with cover sheets that are based on photographs of real plaster, stone etc. These are emailed to you as a PDF file which can be printed on any inkjet or laser printer. The tiles for roofs are printed and then laid in overlapping strips to quickly and easily build up a realistic looking roof structure. All pieces are the exact shape and size needed, so once the shell is completed all that you need to do is print and cut out the cover shapes and glue them into position using PVA glue. This technique hides all MDF joints, so there is no way that you can tell that it as an MDF kit underneath and provides consistent results, so any model maker can complete a kit that looks exactly the same as the manufacturers photographs.

We finish off our buildings by coating them with hard wearing decoupage varnish that gives a very hard wearing surface. Once varnished buildings can be distressed by applying weathering powders.

Pledge Levels

Pledge level 1 - Building: £27 - 10% saving off RRP (£3)

Plus, Free furniture kit containing: 1 table, 4 chairs and 1 piano

The building pledge level gets you a choice of either a mid-terrace, left end-terrace, right end-terrace or detached house kit. All kits contain physical components (MDF, Perspex, Mounting Board pieces) and a PDF file of realistic cover sheets for you to print out at home to finish models to the same standard as the buildings shown here. All roofs are removable to allow buildings to be occupied during gaming and all windows are glazed. Terraced buildings include a dividing wall at ground floor level. An optional removable ruined 1st Floor is available (add £3 to pledge per building if you require these). These will be provided free of charge to all backers at Hamlet, Village & Town level as a stretch goal at £5000.

Sally 4th Normandy Building with roof removed
Sally 4th Normandy Building with roof removed

Normandy Mid-Terrace Kit Kit

28mm WW2 Normandy Terrace House
28mm WW2 Normandy Terrace House
28mm WW2 Normandy Terrace House Rear View
28mm WW2 Normandy Terrace House Rear View

Kit makes a pair of Normandy terrace houses with back yard and outbuildings and removable roofs.

Normandy Left Terrace Kit

Sally 4th 28mm Normandy End Terrace, Left
Sally 4th 28mm Normandy End Terrace, Left
Sally 4th 28mm Normandy End Terrace, Left
Sally 4th 28mm Normandy End Terrace, Left

Kit makes a pair of Normandy terrace houses with back yard and outbuildings and removable roofs. 

Normandy Right Terrace Kit

28mm Normandy Right Terrace Kit
28mm Normandy Right Terrace Kit

Kit makes a pair of Normandy terrace houses with back yard and outbuildings and removable roofs.

Rear view of Sally 4th Normandy Right Hand End Terrace
Rear view of Sally 4th Normandy Right Hand End Terrace

Normandy Detached Stone House 

Sally 4th Stone Built Detached Normandy House
Sally 4th Stone Built Detached Normandy House
Sally 4th Stone Built Detached Normandy House
Sally 4th Stone Built Detached Normandy House

This kit makes a model of a substantial stone built house, ideal to represent a chateau, town hall or other civic building, possibly pressed into service as a Headquarters. 

Pledge level 2 - The Settlement

£102  - 15% saving off RRP (£18)

Plus, Free furniture kit containing: 1 table, 4 chairs and 1 piano

Plus, 6 free cobble stone road sections (MDF and PDF download)

The Settlement Pledge
The Settlement Pledge
The Settlement Pledge
The Settlement Pledge

The Settlement pledge contains two mid-terrace, one left end-terrace and one right end-terrace kit as shown above. When on general release, RRP will be £120. This provides sufficient buildings for a 2' x 2' built up area. 

Click here for many more photographs in our terrain gallery.

Pledge Level 3: The Hamlet

£209 - 15% saving off RRP (£38)

Plus, Free furniture kit containing: 1 table, 4 chairs and 1 piano

Plus, 8 free cobble stone road sections (MDF and PDF download)

Pledge Level three : The Hamlet
Pledge Level three : The Hamlet
Pledge Level three : The Hamlet
Pledge Level three : The Hamlet

The Hamlet contains three mid-terrace, two left end-terrace, two right end-terrace a detached stone house and courtyard with railings. When on general release RRP will be £247. This provides sufficient buildings for a 3' x 3' built up area. 

Pledge Level Four: The Village

£248 - 15% saving off RRP (£44)

Plus, Free furniture kit containing: 1 table, 4 chairs and 1 piano

Plus, 10 free cobble stone road sections (MDF and PDF download)

Pledge Level 4: The Village
Pledge Level 4: The Village
Pledge Level 4: The Village
Pledge Level 4: The Village

The village contains three mid-terrace, two left end-terrace, two right end-terrace a detached stone house and courtyard with railings and a set of corner shops.  When on general release RRP will be £292. This provides sufficient buildings for a 4' x 4' built up area. 

Pledge Level Five: The Town

£300 - 15% saving off RRP (£57)

Plus, Free furniture kit containing: 1 table, 4 chairs and 1 piano

Plus, 12 free cobble stone road sections (MDF and PDF download)

Pledge Level Five: The Town
Pledge Level Five: The Town

TheTown contains three mid-terrace, two left end-terrace, two right end-terrace a detached stone house and courtyard with railing, a set of corner shops and a Norman church. When on general release RRP will be £357. This provides sufficient buildings for a 4' x 6' built up area.

Stretch Goal £5000

'The House at Dead Mans Corner' will be unlocked. Once unlocked any backer will be able to add it to their existing pledge for £27.

Free: Removable first floors will be included with all buildings from Settlement, Hamlet, Village & Town pledges.

Add Ons

Summary of available add-ons

Add on additional Corner Shop

28mm Normandy Corner Shops
28mm Normandy Corner Shops
28mm Normandy Corner Shops (back)
28mm Normandy Corner Shops (back)

 To include additional corner shop kits add £40 to pledge - RRP when released £45. 

Add on Norman Church

28mm Norman Church
28mm Norman Church
28mm Norman Church
28mm Norman Church

 To include an add on Norman Church add £58 to pledge, RRP on release £65. 

Add on building removable first floors

Optional removable first floor
Optional removable first floor

 Add £3 to your pledge for each add on removable first floor you require. Note: Free removable first floors will be included for each building for those pledging at Hamlet, Village & Town level as a stretch goal at £5000 

Add on Church Yard Base / Walls

6 sections 300mm x 200mm to make a total churchyard area of 600mm x 600mm.

Churchyard - 6 sections
Churchyard - 6 sections

 To include set of six churchyard sections add £18 to your pledge. 

Add on Courtyard

28mm Courtyard with Iron Railings
28mm Courtyard with Iron Railings

  To add Courtyard with railings add £6 to your pledge. 

Risks and challenges

We have factored in what we believe to be the appropriate time after the campaign finishes to allow us to design any unlocked buildings.

Sally 4th has 3 years experiance of designing and manufacturing laser cut buildings, including an existing range of photo-realistic buildings and the first six buildings in this range are already designed and ready for production.
So short of us all being run over by a bus we do not believe there are many risks involved in our campaign, after all if our funding is unsuccessful no funds will be taken from our backers and we will just go into a corner somewhere and cry :)

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