Sunday, 25 March 2012

Medieval Town House (Fredericus-rex)

Mrs Miggins Pie shop. After years of hard work kneading and baking Mrs Miggins has finally scraped enough groats together to buy herself a House. And what better choice could she make than to get one from Fredericus-rex.
This house measures 19cm´s Tall, 7.5cms wide and 10cm´s long.
All the Fredericus-rex buildings (and the range is already enough to build a small town) are lasercut wood / card,  so all you need to build one is a scalpel and some woodglue. It is recommended to use oils to paint them but I´ve used Acrylics and had no problems, which was one reason I was mildly put off getting any of these houses. I´ve never used oils in  model painting but even when used quite "wet" the acrylics didn´t affect the materials.
Mrs Miggins enjoying the spring sunshine and deciding what type of base she will give her new house.
Above the shop window, next to the two small windows, the kit allows an extra glased window to be added.
Each floor is individual which means they can be swopped from back to front so from this one kit you could get 6 slightly different looking houses. Also, being individual you could take the floors apart and fit the interiors out.
The Detail is superb!!!. Windowframes, hinges etc are all included on laser cut card. The wood work (either on card or balsawood ) has the grain cut into it and the stonework (which also comes of card) has a realistic stone finish.Basically, everything has been thought of.
Some of the printed sheets, for example the wood for the upper storey in this building, are very thin. I recommend putting the sheets (which are A4 size) into a folder with each Sheet   numbered sheet in order. This not only  prevents any damge that may occur if they were just in a pile or spread about but it also speeds up the construction time.
Pre paint and prefit all pieces before final glueing and take your´s worth going slow on these :-D


  1. Wow! Didn't she do well for herself. Great looking buildings Paul.

  2. I think this is a winner!- puts Perry buildings in the shade big time!

  3. Very nice house !

    Mrs Miggin must be very satisfied;)

    Best regards Dalauppror

  4. Nice, I'll have to investigate these.

  5. It's not in may list, as it is very northern Europe style, but it's very nice to have some tips from the guys that buy it! Good work, Paul! This was public service! ;)

  6. Looks well-built and painted really nice, makes me wish to buy some haha

  7. Very respectable. Mrs Miggins is on the up and you've got the freshly-built feel into the surfaces. I love the variation as well - six in one is pretty good if the terrain is going to last a few years.

  8. Pie shop? Looks like the medieval equivalent of a high rise?

    Great looking model though

  9. Superb looking building, your work is a good advert for the company.
    I know they are for 20mm but I am wondering if I could get away with using these for 28/30mm figures.

  10. Beautiful and yes, loaded with detail. I'm going to have to take a look and see if they have anything for 15mm.

  11. Well done. beautiful work!

    I am sure Miss Miggins has lost a pound or two!

  12. nice one paul. I really like the look of these places. How easy is it to remove the floors to allow access inside. All my buildings are designed to allow access inside and I am only interested in those that this is possible with.

    great kit certainly on my must have when I am back to doing medievals

  13. Good show Ms Miggins - I'll be down for a pie and pint shortly!

  14. Well done Ms Miggins...hmm I meant Paul! :)
    This models looks very good, the details crisp and clear and you can paint it with acrylics. What more could you ask for?

  15. That is a monster and a well painted and built monster!

  16. Fredericus-rex has a very nice range. And you painted this house very good!