This is not my first 4Ground building that I have bought and built and nor will it be the last. The models are well made, well thought out and cohesive. The ever increasing range covers a good number of periods and looks to continue to expand. Even the price is ok; whilst they are not exactly cheap they are not in the same price strata as a lot of resin suppliers.
So everything is great. Ah well no, sadly not. The instructions need some work. Firstly there are some errors with the part labelling in the pictures, then the written dialogue trends towards scant. The pictures are colour but they are far too small and sometimes the image appears to have been flipped. This does prove confusing but with some looking ahead in the instructions and some dry fitting it’s manageable
On Sunday I built the 28mm Normandy detached house and an effort to ease the frustrations of others I have taken bigger pictures and added some additional description. To help anyone who is in building the same model. Whilst the result is excellent I feel that I should have been able to do it in about 30% less time than I did.
I give it 8 out 10 sash windows
For those you that are thinking of building the Semi Detached house. below are some close up shots of areas that I found confusing
Ground floor construction
Loop holes, the lugs for the end interior walls are tight. Care is needed not to strip the surface off
Stairs mostly completed. Note the lug at the top, this is the top step into the next floor
Staircase in situ
Second floor interior walls. Again these were a very tight fit
Windows sills are easy to do
The windows are inserted from inside. Fit easy enough but careful placement of glue needed. Test fit
The roof is easy but getting the first two uprights square needs some support while drying
Two part part chimney
decided on a short chimney
Close up of the doors. The handles are very tight and I did break a door
SS soldier for scale.