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Here are some links which you might find of interest...
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Micro Armor Manufacturers
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Scenery Manufacturers / Suppliers
While the materials presented on these sites were designed for use with model railroading in mind, many of the items work extremely well with micro armor!
Timberline Scenery Company
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Evan Designs makes software aimed primarily at the model railroader -- but like most modeling "tools", things designed for one "genre" often work just as well as others... such as using model railroad "stuff" for micro armor! Among the software made by this company is one called "Model Builder" -- it allows you to design / print out buildings on your own. You design them the way you want them... then you print them, and assemble them! You can choose one of the popular model railroading scales -- or you can select your own, such as 1:285 or 1:300 scale. I've purchased a copy of "Model Builder" for myself -- and I love it! A word of warning, though... "Model Builder" was designed for "larger" scales than our 1:285 / 1:300 models. The richness of detail provided can cause some problems when we try to "shrink it down" to our scale. The designers are aware of these problems, and are working on possible solutions (such as lower-resolution images for smaller scales). Nonetheless, I think you could find this software of great use in our "genre", and I heartily recommend it!
Scott Washburn's company has some pretty cool paper buildings! One of their features is that each building is actually two buildings -- a "complete" version, and a "ruined" version, which nestles underneath the "complete" one. If during a game, the building is declared "destroyed" -- you just lift off the "complete" one to show the "ruined" one in its place. Pretty cool!
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"Personal" and informational websites
Armoured Acorn - The Canadian Armour Website
-- side and three-view drawings. Primarily Canadian, but expanding
to other nationalities.
Bob MacKenzie's Web Page
1/300 section, tips on conversions, etc.
Central Alberta Micro Armor
Grant's site is back on-line... and I look forward to more of his updates!
This link takes
you to their page of armor "walkarounds". A link near the
bottom takes you to their main page.
Has some excellent
paper buildings. Mainly sci-fi / fantasy stuff, but good stuff
IanH's Wargames Page
6mm / 1:285
section with terrain, paper buildings, etc. Nicely done!
Photos of many
1/35-scale models and "the real thing". Excellent resource
Many, many photos
of "the real thing" -- another excellent resource site.
well-done paper buildings! Site has both German and English text.
microamor, TO&E's and more
Chris Barath's web site; another well-done web site with pictures, notes and more
Micro Armor Mayhem
"...a site devoted to modern micro scale models by makers such as GHQ, CinC, Scotia, Skytrex and Heroics & Ros."
Many photos, tips, etc.
Panzer War Micro Armor Rules
Main focus is on
their three rules sets (armor in WW II and Modern setting, plus a WW II
naval combat set), but lots of photos and other information can be found
here as well.
Red Rick - Micro Armor Page
good stuff here, including comparison photos of differing manufacturers,
terrain tips and more!
Fester Platz RitterKrieg
well-done models! Many photos, step-by-step painting techniques, Schwere
Kompanie! rules, lots more!
buildings; done for 20mm scale, but if you print them at 1/3 size (or
thereabouts), they look marvelous for 6mm / 1:285 scale!
Steel Soldiers' Technical Library
An excellent resource site; from what little I've browsed it so far, it seems to primarily U. S. Army "stuff". Be sure to check out TB 43-0209 for "modern" paint schemes, or TB 43-0107 for the MERDEC scheme of the 1970's and 1980's. Be advised, though... the two files I've specifically pointed out are huge -- I highly recommend high-speed internet access for them!
Illustrations of the U. S. Army's MERDEC schemes of the 1970's and 1980's. The first link takes you "vehicle specific" diagrams, while the second one is a color reference page.
WW II in 6mm
Main focus on
North African / Middle Eastern theatres in WW II; tips and techniques,
particularly on basing models and figures, photos and more.
World War II Vehicles
resource site for "the real thing"! It is very easy
to spend hours and hours here, just going through things!!
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