Monday, March 10, 2014

Top Notch Buildings - Crescent Root Studio Terrain

Not to diminish my absolute love of 4Ground and the copious amounts of terrain they are releasing at such a rate I'll need a second job ... but ... I stumbled across a company that is based in the US and is producing a absolutely top notch range of 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm terrain for several periods.

Enter ... Crescent Root Studio.  Here are some pictures I gleaned from their website (hopefully they don't mind!):

28mm Series 2

28mm Series 3

They even sell the roads/sidewalks/building bases ... man ... if I didn't already have my sidewalks/roads sorted out I'd be hard pressed not to order a heck of a lot of what they are selling ...

As I move forward on my WW2 "west front" town project I found myself with some space that needed filling - which I planned to do with a park and some additional bush/stone wall type features ... but not now ... I have quickly snapped up their 28mm series 2 and series 3 buildings which have nicely filled out my overall towns look and feel ... see below ...

What is more amazing, is both the dynamic nature of the range, how easily it all goes together, and how it comes out of the box.  I had already assembled the restaurant --- but it was a snap to disassemble and then take pictures of it being put back together ... using a unique system of pinning which you can see in the pictures below ...

Note that not a single drop of glue or tool is used to accomplish the build ... I used nothing but my bare hands ...

The building taken out of the box (the various parts
come packed in plastic zip lock bags, so all I've done
at this point is removed those parts from the bags.

Take the walls and line them up while securing the
interior guide stubs and aligning the holes.

Start to thread the pin into the hole.

Secure the top and bottom pins.

Complete all four walls by repeating the above steps.

Place the second story floors down on top of the
interior bars for support.

Get the roof sections and check the alignment of the holes.

Attach the small roof.

Attach the main roof - both front and back sections.

Done!  Front.

Side A.


Side B.

And some of the others buildings I have from them ...

Excellent details like signage and weathering.

And that it ... my hat goes off to the team at Crescent Root Studios.  Their communication was excellent and they shipped the product exactly when they said they would (they show their lead time right on their website).

If you haven't checked them out, you are doing a disservice to yourself!


  1. Impressive most impressive......

  2. Truly impressive! I'm getting envious of your "little" town :)

    Crescent root is a new find for me, but at least judging from your picks they sure seem to be worth a closer look. Gotta admire the pinning system of putting them together. No more ugly cut areas of MDF and the actual possibility of storing them sort of flat! Easier to persuade the better half when your terrain doesn't take half the storage space from the apartment...

    1. Little indeed ... it grows every day ... lol! :-) The storage is absolutely critical ... I actually have the space ... but if I didn't and wanted nice buildings ... and so nice right out of the box!

  3. Their latest releases are really nice, I have several of their resin pieces, great to see them with new stuff.... They have done a fine job with the MDF terrain.

    1. Their entire line is very nice ... I look forward to their expansions :-)

  4. Beautiful buildings, details are amazing!

    1. Indeed ... excellent pride of work went into the buildings.

  5. Very nice. In fact some of the nicest (non-Western) buildings I have seen in this material.

    Thank you for posting the images.


  6. Greate progress to your stunning town project !

    Thanks for showing how the buildings are built, havent got around ordering anu of them yet...

    Best regards Michael

    1. Thanks Michael! You scratch build awesome buildings ... no need to order from others! :-)

  7. I discovered CR last year and fell in love with Series 2. I intended to buy it long ago (useful for historical, steampunk, etc.), but haven't been able to. Now that they've released Series 3, I almost HAVE to get something. I'll start with Series 2, with the whole package, and hope that they release a package for 3. Lovely looking stuff, and I'm glad to see it in the real world (well, in pictures at least).

    1. Excellent --- you'll not be disappointed when you do get them :-)

  8. I saw these on TMP a while ago and would love to have some. That being said... s&h to Germany would be killer as would be import tax, so I had to pass these by. :-(

    Anyway... your village is progressing nicely!

    1. I hear ya there ... that does make it hard to buy. Thanks!