In 2019 I got really interested in 3D printing for miniature wargaming. After some research, I stumbled upon the City of Tarok Kickstarter by Black Scrolls Games. Because I am working on a Fantasy campaign for almost 2 years now, I was instantly hooked on the lovely buildings. So without further due, I went all in and bought the Settler pledge.
The Kickstarter itself was handled very professionally. Still today I receive updates with new files and even more stuff. So I am very pleased with the company.
The files are distributed via DriveThruRPG. Every model comes with instructions, which are really useful. Besides that, some preview pictures are included also. The model itself is splitter in various files. Again, a really good job by the guys at Black Scrolls Games.
My Print Settings
The overall printing process went smoothly and without any problems. It took my Prusa MK3s roughly 35 hours to print the whole model. The details on the model are sharp and the print lines are barely visible. Not bad at all!
The finished Print
How to Paint the Cottage
- Priming the cottage
Before priming your prints, always make sure that no excessive filament is sticking to your model. After I check that, I applied Vallejo white primer to the cottage.
- Base colors
In the next step, I painted all the base colors. For the stonework, I used Vallejo Basalt Grey (869). All wooden parts were painted in Vallejo Old Wood (310), while the stucco was painted in Vallejo Dark Sand (847). For the brickwork and the tiles, I applied Vallejo Light Rust (301) and any metal parts were painted in Vallejo Oily Steel (865).
This paint scheme was kind of a test. But it works pretty well.
Now it was time to shade the whole model. I used Games Workshop Agrax Earthshade. Arguably the best shade in my opinion.
- Dry brushing
After the shade dried up completely I dry brushed the whole cottage using Vallejo Pale Sand (837) und The Army Painter Matt White.
As always I sealed the model in the last step, using The Army Painter Anti Shine.
THE FINISHED MODEL
Time for a review of my first printed model. Honestly, I am totally happy with the result. Yes, over 35 hours of printing seems long. But trust me, you will print much faster than you will paint your models. But if you need to save time, you can print the little cottage in one file with the roof fixed to the building.
The handling of the Kickstarter was also superb. So if you are in the market for some 3D printed fantasy stuff, go and give the Little Cottage from City of Tarok a go.
If you have any questions or comments, please put them down below in the comments. And as always, happy wargaming!