The kit design is credited to Ángel Agustín and Jesús Arribas. While a nice looking kit, there are a few issues for my need:
- The images are only 96DPI resolution. While this is fine for a monitor, you are better off printing at 300DPI or higher.
- The textures are rather flat and wouldn't blend well with my 3D painted models.
- During my discussions on LAF, I learned that stone is not commonly found in Central American churches. Instead, most everything is adobe and stucco.
- Not sure if this is going to be sturdy enough for wargaming.
|Adobe wall texture and adobe brick overlay|
As a final bit of detailing, I muted the colors on the roof tiles and used some wood texture on the doors to make them look a bit more realistic.
The original kit seemed slightly large for 15mm miniatures, and was also organized for printing on large sheets of paper. I decided to shrink the kit down to 80% of original and reorganized the pieces to fit onto to 11"x17" paper.
I just finished the reworking of the kit tonight, so have not had a chance to start building and check the durability. However, if you would like to try the modified kit yourself, I am linking to the JPEG pages HERE (warning: they are huge files). EDIT 01Oct13: Page 5 was missing the bell tower roof - it has now been added.
Once I have a chance to perform a test build, I'll prepare a follow up entry on the blog.
Mr. Agustín and Mr. Arribas, if you come across this modification to your kit, I hope you are OK with me distributing it. If not, please do not hesitate to contact me.