Regular visitors to this site will know that a month or so ago I took advantage of the 50%-off Miniature Building Authority sale to order some 15mm terrain from the US. See the post by clicking here (will open in new window).
I was so pleased with the buildings, and the fact that the 50%-off made them affordable to buy from the US, that I decided I'd better get some more in order to make my middle eastern town a bit bigger. A few clicks later, and I had another of the compounds and four more little houses on the way.
Whilst I was on the site, a couple more of the buildings caught my eye, and I duly ordered some of them too: manufacturers take note: all you have to do is get me there!
First up is the sawmill. Great little building this, and ideal for one of the scenarios in Bashnya or Bust! Unfortunately, the site said it was out of stock, but an e-mail to Kirk (good man that he is) led to him uncovering one deep in the recesses of the warehouse.
A nice little building, quite distinctive, that comes with a couple of piles of wood (okay, so they are a bit pants!) and some fencing to make an outside area. Loving this: will make any wooden Russian town or village a bit more interesting.
The next thing to catch my eye was the MBA Russian church. I'd coveted one of these for some time, but the problem is I already have at least three (it might be four, I deliberately forget!) Russian churches. If I bought this one, I was well on the way to having enough to portray a different church in each of the various towns and villages in all 32 of the Bashnya and, indeed,all the Vyazma, scenarios as well. I definitely did not need another Russian church.
So here is my new MBA Russian church proudly sitting on the tabletop:
Another lovely model that comes with two gold crosses for the steeple: a really nice touch as I am bound to break or lose one over the next few years.
Here are the two buildings together rather than in isolation, and you can see the new middle eastern kit behind them as well:
So how did the financing work out this time?
Using an exchange rate of $1.30:£1.00, here's the calculation, rounded to single units for ease of consumption:
List price: $290 (£223)
50% off: $145 (£112)
P&P: $85 (£65)
Tax: $36 (£28)
Total Paid: $266 (£205)
So a saving of around £20...and I have some very nice buildings that are usually only available (due to cost) in the States.
The MBA sale is still on, click on the banner below to visit their site. Please mention VL if you do end up buying: I've already received one angry e-mail from a spouse about the money spent by her other half the last time I posted about MBA!
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