I've finally finished my Usborne Medieval Town cut-out town the other day.
I'm using these buildings for my European armies. The buildings will work from about 800AD to 1900s. The buildings are easy to make and have a ton of character to them.
Some quick shots of the overall town:
Shops on the main street:
Small stable behind the Inn:
Here is a picture of the front cover.
I bought all the Usborne cut-out model books a long time ago so that I could have a ready supply of buildings. I actually bought 2 of the Town sections so that I could have about 30 buildings just from that period. Not sure how available these cut-outs are now, as Amazon seems to have some of them, but not all. I have about 10 different cut-out model books in total.
The town section works with the Village, Cathedral, and Castles sections. Here is a photo of them all together.
Here are some shots of the buildings on the paper mat along with some SYW French infantry (15mm) marching through the center of town.
I will use the buildings for many of my upcoming Siege battles where there is a town inside the fortress. Thought you might get a kick out of them. I'm working on the Village section next which has a Mill, Blacksmith, Manor House, and small church, along with some thatched houses. I hope to eventually mount these buildings on diorama style bases, with flocked basing, etc.
I'm going to try spraying the buildings with a dull coat finish to "tone" the shine off of them. Buildings take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour to make depending on size and difficulty. I usuallly make them while watching\listening to sporting events on the weekend.
Enjoy and good gaming!