Looking for free kits? Most download companies offer free kits as samplers. Other ranges are entirely free.
So who has the biggest range of kit downloads?
Wordsworth models has a large range of free downloadable kits. The later kits are more advanced. For example, some have transparent glazing. They can be made from 1mm and 2mm card or cereal packets.
They also have some useful texture sheets.
3DK free brick hut
3DK are a Canadian company. They produce a lot of British Outline kits that can be downloaded. There is a free brick office download that has a lot of detail and a good range of signage. The windows can be printed onto a clear sheet.
The other buildings in the range are good value at less than £4.
Kingsway Models free kits
Kingsway models usually issue a free kit download at Christmas and previous years kits are available for free.
Kingsway 0 scale, Tyre & Exhaust Centre, 1/43 Ready Made Building£60.00
Kingsway 0 scale, Filling station & showroom 1/43 Ready Made Building£60.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Black Cat Tavern, Kit build service.£45.00
Kingsway 00 scale, 1930’s Semi Detached Houses, Kit build service.£50.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Large Block of Flats, Kit build service.£60.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Classic Department Store, Kit build service.£40.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Dockhead Fire Station, Kit build service.£50.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Acton Fire station, Kit build service.£45.00
Free building downloads from scalebuildings.co.uk
scalebuildings.co.uk have a large range of building downloads available. These are again, quite basic with some unrealistic finishes and roof size issues. I tend to use the basic shape and windows with a better brick or stone paper. The web site design is “interesting” to say the least !
However you can get the whole range for £4.50. A DVD with over 1000 buildings can be bought for £8.50
Free building downloads on pintrest
Another good source of free downloads is Pintrest there are a large number of UK style buildings.
If you like your kits ready made I do kit builds for all of the popular brands.