As you all know I`m not very good at doing terrain, I just don`t have the skillset or patience 😭 I do try my best, but struggle to do anything but a basic paint job on a resin or cast building. Anyway I found I have several scenarios set in cities and towns for my Mexican Revolution era games, these needed more colonial looking buildings with pantiled rooves for these more urban (less rural) settings. Of course these could also then be used for Spain (SCW) and Italy/Sicily or even Southern France (WW2) and even more civilized parts of North Africa (Rif War or WW2 Tunisia/Operation Torch) during my varied periods of wargaming interest.
I asked on various web forums and on FB groups as to where I could locate such buildings, but frankly the options were limited. Some guys however did point me towards Tinned Fruit Buildings off Facebook the business run by that stalwart guy Philip Taylor.
Getting hold of Phil via Fb messenger was dead easy, he showed me photos of what he produces and the prices and ordering was dead easy with a 50% deposit upon ordering. Phil was terrific and kept me updated throughout the process, sending me photos of the WIP and asking advice and questions - the service was superb.
When the building were complete, Phil asked for the balance plus postage and done and dusted, the parcel arrived at me son`s place in Swansea a few days later, carefully packed and 100% correct and perfect.
To say the least I`m totally happy with the buildings and the service and I highly recommend Tinned Fruit Buildings to anyone who wants great buildings and terrain but lacks the skills (like me).
The buildings themselves are made from foamcore or board, the pantile rooves are plastic, everything is butressed and well constructed and as you can see from the photos they are nicely painted and have a good level of detail. Buildings with more then one story have internal floors which can be removed if needed.