They reminded me of the CNC Scenery Australia stuff I bought back in my 40K days. I had nothing but good experiences with those items, other than the time it took to cut and sand the building pieces. GameCraft says they do all the cutting on these, so that would greatly cut down the build time. My initial reaction to these was "hey, that's great for the modern gamers. Now we'll just have to wait and see if they release any sci-fi buildings." I thought this because, other than making old-school adobe Space Ork structures, I didn't see much use for these products.
Today's release of their Afghan-style hovels convinced me to take another look. Here's a few shots of what they have (shamelessly stolen from their webstore):
|Afghan Hovel - $3.50|
|Afghan Hovel - $4.50|
But instead of trying a full settlement, maybe I should just start small. The middle-eastern portion of this range also offers some interesting items. What has really caught my eye is the Walled Compound models:
|Walled Compound - $12.00|
Adding a few bits to this would create a great little structure. While this could obviously be used for my ex-The Scene Space Orks, it might be a good outpost for my Desert Raider skirmish force:
Or maybe a compound for my growing force of Cultists.
I see myself trying out a few of these items in the near future. My question to you - what approaches have you seen in "futurizing" modern structures for gaming? I'm always happy to steal others' ideas!