The buildings were in a ruined state so I went to work with the Dremel and removed all the rubble and broken wall pieces. When that was done out came the green stuff and they were as good as the day they were built. Well almost. They needed some retouching of paintwork and a change of some of the more garish colours and finally my vision was island pieces for my imaginations. A quick piece of island building with cork sheet , some polystyrene and PVA glue and there we go . So enough verbosity.
First lets take a look at what we bought:-
I like this one a lot. First the separation of the buildings and all the multi level add ons that hung in space. When I built the island I built it so the slopes came under the hanging bits and they appeared to be built naturally on the island.
This was the most fantasy inspired design of the three so I decided to accept it for what it was , did minimal rebuilding and dulled all the colours down. They still look like fantasy buildings but I think it will look ok on the table. This was built as an edge piece rather than an island.
Here are the finished items
Nicely toned down Lots of rebuilding with green stuff but I think well worth it.
I really like this finished item.. I built a shallow beach on one side for fishing boats and a small wharf on the deep water side for the big Zondersee supply barges.
Bit too fantasy island for my taste but I built it into a lakeside piece and it won't look too bad.
As an exercise in cheap scenic pieces I thoroughly enjoyed working on them and will certainly keep my eyes open for similar bargain price aquarium decorations. Now to get them on a table with some ships ..