Ainsty Castings

This is actually an article, that i wanted to write for a long time. I bought some Ainsty Castings at Antwerps Crisis one or two years ago, and wanted to share my impressions with you.

Terrain is an important part of gaming and as such i am looking for affordable / reasonably priced pieces, that can be used for several settings. I found good prices at Ainsty Castings (was even able to get a bit of a bargain at the show) and got myself a small cemetery and a couple of boxes.

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Beginning with the memorials and stacked boxes. Both blisters have a good amount of pieces in them, and around 5 pounds each.

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The memorials can be stacked, so they can be used as bases for statues, columns or similar. I added 28mm miniatures in matching poses to use them as statues. Fitting for war memorials or the cemetery and a nice addition / center piece for different epoches of gaming.

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The height / size of the terrain is nice and works with heroic as well as true scale. And the boxes offer proper cover as well.

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Of course, no cemetery would be complete without a few tombs. Once again, as the tops can be exchanged on some, they make a solid base for memorials, like a cavalry statue.

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The tombs have engraved grave stones or signs, sometimes little easter eggs. The underside of the parts are sanded to be even.

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Now for the biggest part of this unboxing, the crypt. Unlike the others, not in a blister but a cardboard box with bubble wrap.

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Massive walls and solid resin pieces. A bit of sanding need to level it out, but beside that, nice cast. And you pay below 10 pounds for this rather large piece.

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A short size comparison with a Space Marine and Otto Skorzeny.

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But ainsty castings has a lot more in their range, than just a cemetery. You'll find nice gadgets like a police box or these temple statues.

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If you're looking for small up to medium sized terrain pieces at a reasonable price, Ainsty Castings is definitely worth a visit. The range is broad, with historical, fantasy and sci-fi pieces. From generic fillers up to things like dungeons, blast doors or ship yards, a lot to find.

The resin is casted on a proper level with nice details. It is not oily or to slippery, but i wouldn't take the risk and handle it like any other resin and give it a good wash prior to painting it.

Ainsty Castings does sales from times to times and is available at many shows, so you can save a dime or two, if you're patient. I can only recommend their product lines.

Link: Ainsty Castings


Posted by Dennis B.

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