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(Login PJMooney) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 22.214.171.124
I am considering purchasing my first Hansa System building for a dio I'm working on. The photos are fantastic and they are EXACTLY what I am looking for. However, I have no experience with their buildings, so I am looking for feedback from folks who have already done so.
I'm am experienced modeler, just not familiar with their products...but looking to pick up several if the build experience "meets the eye".
bobCollignon (Login sherman56) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
February 12 2012, 3:30 PM
Hi Pat-they are excellent and once you get the hang of it very expandable. If you did LEGO's with the kids Hansa buildings are easy. I'll send you some pics tomorrow of the one I built up (it's at the studio now) I'll send the pics via Facebook because it easier than here. Which building(s) are you looking at? We're selling out 3GUYZ so we are discounting. We have several buildings and a lot of the extra building parts-let me know via Facebook
(Login pstansell) Missing-Lynx members 188.8.131.52
February 13 2012, 8:03 AM
I think quite highly of Hansa Systems stuff. Not to cast aspersions on the building kits, but the greatest freedom the system provides is in creating your own design.
I have used quarter inch form-core for the basic structure, which can then be skinned with the Hansa brick sheets. Holes for Hansa doors and windows are easy to cut and the Hansa roof system can also be used.
Graph paper can be laminated to the form-core with 3M Spray Mount, so that you can get all your openings nice and square. All the Hansa components are keyed to a quarter-inch measure.
(Login dancap3286) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
from what I remember Tony...
February 23 2012, 11:18 AM
each brick has a slight bevel to the edge so when they are glued properly there is some recess to lay some pigment or pasty oil paint or whatever medium you use to simulate mortar. The cinder block type bricks that Hansa has do create a mortar simulation problem however. They have no bevel on the edges and when glued they are as tight as, well you know where I'm going here. I actually remedied that problem with gluing a very thin piece of strip styrene between every cinder block I assembled. Very time consuming but well worth it in the end.