4Ground’s Middle Eastern house kit

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The sleepy oasis of Sheesh-ki-Baab is disturbed by the rumbling of engines as a French motorised column passes through.

Painting of vehicles for my WW2 colonial French army has paused whilst I’ve concentrated on starting some desert scenery for them to fight over. First project off the blocks has been this 4Ground wooden kit of a Middle Eastern dwelling.

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As with the 4Ground Japanese buildings that I’ve also built, this kit was an absolute joy to put together. The miniature engineering that goes into what appears on the outside a very simple building is surprisingly complex, but all the pieces fit superbly.

The front door and the trapdoor in the roof can open and shut.  The roof itself is removable so that figures can be placed inside the building.

The kit comes pre-coloured. The only thing I did was touch up some of the stones around the roof-line, and disguise the corner joints by painting any visible edges in matching colours.

The entire project took only a couple of hours max!

By the way, the palm-trees are cheap plastic cake decorations (!) from my previous Pirates project.

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6 responses to “4Ground’s Middle Eastern house kit

  1. These are very cool models – not just for wargaming but also of themselves. I guess we generally forget that the French, too, fought a desert war!

    • There are some surprising points about the French in the desert. For example, I never knew the French fought the Aussies in Syria; nor that the French Foreign Legion fought itself (Vichy vs Free French components).

  2. Love the look of that 4Ground building, I’ve got some hidden around here somewhere which I thought I might be able to use for my Indian Mutiny collection.

  3. Vince Cholewa

    Superb modelling Roly, well done 🙂

  4. Good work, nice to see your project continuing.

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