Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sovereign Theatre (TTCombat)

Another kit I have bought from the TTCombat City Scenics range in order to improve my contemporary city-scape options, I was immediately taken with the Sovereign Theatre when I first saw it.

The kit is the usual great value from TTCombat in my humble opinion (£19.95 GBP shipped to  the UK, ordering via Ebay or the TTCombat site), and was the first larger kit for which I used my new technique for painting MDF kits: basically I paint parts together while still on the sprue where they are grouped with parts to be painted the same colour. The painting is done with 4 inch sponge mini rollers and Vallejo paint. The paint this way seems to work out cheaper than using up potentially multiple cans of spray, and I am happy with the texture, plus touch up colour matching is made easier!

The build time was hard to calculate as it was made over a few sessions, but I would say around two hours, most of which was spent on the ticket office and the overhang on which the theatre sign and movie line-up sits. There was a certain amount of fiddly construction there as parts had to be lined up to a couple of planes while trying to slot everything together.

The kit comes with a number options for movies/productions that are playing; theatre names and sign design; and also 'posters' to be stuck to the sides of the building. There are also seats which can be assembled and included but which I opted against.

The footprint of the base is approximately 12 inches by 8 inches, while the main building is an approximate cube, 8 inches wide, deep and high. The overhang is around 3 3/4 inches high. Pulp City figures and a Hasslefree Zombie are used for scale reference. Wildman (standing on the overhang) is on a 40 mm base, showing the overhang can accommodate 40 mm bases.

All in all a recommended kit, and I think it offers great value. Thus far, I have not been dissatisfied with any TTCombat kit I have picked up.

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    1. It should get some game time soon I reckon. :)

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  2. That does look like a great kit Pulpcitizen, and your shot with the models really helps to bring its scale into perspective. Great paintjob on it too :-)

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. :)

      I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. :)

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  3. I can't believe the price on that, fabulous value. Seeing what you have done with yours has definitely but this on my wish list.

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    1. I agree re: the price point Michael - I think it is exceptional. :)

      If you pick this kit up, I think you wouldn't regret it. :)

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  4. Wow that looks awesome mate. Cracking looking building and great for block LOS. Plenty of levels to game on to. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      Hopefully will be useful for games, especially with the multiple surface levels. :)

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  5. Now that's a nice building and a very nice paint job. Good work, Pulpcitizen. Need to add this to my wish list, too.

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    1. Thanks Jez. :)

      A totally recommended kit. :)

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  6. A nice center piece, a beautiful kit and great paintjob.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. :)

      I am pleased with how it turned out. :)

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  7. What a great addition. It will be great to play. I love the art deco type look to it. Well done sir.

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    1. Thanks Bullcher. :)

      It certainly has some obvious utility with the stepped heights it offers as vantage points, as well as its footprint for the table. :)

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  8. OH! There goes my money again! Nicely done Pulp!

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    1. Cheers Terry, and I think it is a worthwhile investment if you pick one up. :)

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  9. Very nice piece. And furthermore this piece has much much more potential ... graffiti on the wall, a dead employee in the ticket booth :)

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    1. Thanks FourEyedMonster. :)

      Totally agree that the building could be enhanced with some nice little touches - I will leave that to more accomplished modellers. :)

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  10. Nicely done, that's a very impressive building!

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    1. Thanks Phil. It has already made the table for its first game outing, so that has been pleasing. :)

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