Ruined Buildings Review



studio level ruined building warhammer 40kWelcome to today’s review in which we are looking at some of the fantastically detailed terrain from StudioLevel, a unique, Polish brand who manufacture original handmade and professionally painted scenery, terrain, and accessories for miniature wargames. We contacted Sebastian at StudioLevel who kindly sent us a sample of his ruined buildings for review. These building are perfect for 28mm skirmish and wargames including Warhammer 40k

Here you can see the ruined buildings we received from StudioLevel once we had reassembled them on our end. This photo doesn’t really do them justice as they are very nicely textured and detailed, but hopefully you’ll be able to see this as we look at each building individually in the pictures below. These terrain pieces are from StudioLevel’s range of ruined buildings and vary in price from around £20 ($33) for a single textured and hand painted building, to £120 ($198) for a large box of 5 buildings.

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Below you can see the parts which make up the buildings StudioLevel sent us. These buildings are fully finished but are able to be disassembled into these flat pieces for delivery and storage.  Many materials go into the construction of these pieces, including 2mm board for the bases, high density polystyrene for the walls, plastic plants, and static material.

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These next few photos will help to give an idea of the quality of these buildings. A huge amount of time and effort has obviously gone into the construction and painting of these, and the end product is beautiful. We’ve made quite a few of our own ruined buildings for wargaming here at Graven Games, and are avid terrain builders, but the quality of these pieces from StudioLevel are far superior to anything we could produce ourselves.

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This photo shows the pieces required to build the smallest of the 3 buildings. It’s going to be made up of a base, 3 wall sections and a small additional floor.

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Taking a closer look at the base piece we can see that it has lots of texture and details, with a stairway at the front, foliage, a broken tile floor and layers of ash or snow. We’ve included a 28mm Warhammer 40k Ork Boy from Games Workshop in this photo to give you an idea of scale.

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The walls and small piece of flooring for the second level also come with plenty of texture and details including areas of simulated damage across all walls, areas where moss has stared to grow on the ruin, and subtle applications of rust, which when all combined together give this scenery a realistic finish.

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In assembling this small ruined building we started by slotting the front wall in place. These wall sections fit well into slots on the base, well enough that we didn’t need to use glue when assembling any of these buildings. There’s nothing to stop you gluing them in place for extra durability if your going to be playing on them regularly and don’t need to transport them.

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Secondly we slotted in the side walls. Its easy to tell where each wall fits due to a coloured dot system StudioLevel has used on the bottom of each wall and in the slots on the base, we’ll give you some close ups of those when assembling the second building. This building is almost complete, but you can see the three square structures jutting in from the front and side wall, perfect for supporting an additional layer of flooring.

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Here he have finished our building by placing the additional layer of tiled floor on the square supports.

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Here are a selection of photos to show you the various angles and details of the smallest building we received:

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As you can tell from the photos above, even the smallest building we received from StudioLevel is absolutely crammed with texture and detail and is going to look great on the tabletop. In the photo below we have included a few 28mm Ork Boyz from Wharhammer 40k to show that even this small building makes a great piece of cover for a small squad of miniatures.

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The second building we are putting together is much taller and comes with multiple floors, perfect for sniping the enemy from.

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Here you can see the dot system we mentioned earlier, this makes it extremely easy to know which walls fit into which slots and which floors go with each building.

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Again, the base on this piece is beautiful, stairs leading to the doorway, and plenty of vegetation which has started to reclaim this ruin.

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We started again by slotting the first wall into place. As you can see this is going to be a much larger building, and we can already see some of the square supports which will hold the additional floors.

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The side walls slot into place nicely.

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Lastly, the floors are held in place by the supports. Just as the first building this is crammed with layers of detail and texture which come together to make some of the finest wargaming terrain we’ve seen available. We’ve included a few Warhammer 40k miniatures in this shot for scale.

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The last building we’re going to put together is the largest and is made up of 4 rooms over its two floors, plus a small balcony.

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As with the other buildings, the components are all fantastically detailed and finished.

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The first wall slots into place, again no glue is needed as this is a good fit.

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The 3 remaining walls slot into place guided by the coloured dots mentioned earlier.

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The two floors are then mounted on the internal supports to finish of this impressive looking terrain piece.

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Here you can see the largest building in all its glory:

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This larger building is capable of holding multiple small squads of miniatures and is a great defensive point as shown by these 40k Ork Boyz.

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The three finished buildings look great together and with all the detail and texture, you can’t help but want to touch them and wonder how and what StudioLevel have used to make such great looking terrain.

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When these buildings arrived with us we were instantly impressed by the quality, and are aware that a huge amount of time, skill and effort must go into every one. They’re simple and to quick to assemble, and look absolutely stunning on the tabletop. While there’s cheaper ruined buildings available, its unlikely they’ll also be hand made and hand painted, especially to such a high professional standard. If you’re looking for some unique, high quality ruined buildings for your 28mm wargames, which are ready to use, you can check out what StudioLevel have to offer here: studiolevel.com.pl

 

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