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Did you ever realize, that no matter where you are (for the majority of the US) one can quite easily utilize spray can primer quite effectively without any special tools or items other than a simple can of primer (and possibly a grip attachment for extended priming)?

Rather than choosing to spend a few hundred dollars on an airbrush and compressor, or resorting to brush on primer (GW Imperial Primer or Gesso, which is a horrible option all together)to get a figure large or small primed. Why not just use regular old spray primer (Army Painter,  P3 or other reliable product) and achieve the perfect results.

Now mind you I’m not disproving of an airbrush, as it’s just another tool to the repertoire, but I have heard a silly statement of purchasing one simply to prime models because of an inability to deal with the weather conditions. Myself, I do have an airbrush, and compressor. It is an investment though, and a tool that  I am using on large models, and new weathering techniques, not just for priming. With large surface models I have, such as the Tau Manta, Red Scorpions Thunderhawk, Maurader Bomber, and a few other projects.

A few tips and tricks that helped me get the perfect prime on a model time after time..

1. Pay attention to the time of day, and the weather. This can’t be stressed enough really. With some practice you can easily prime in a covered location even while it’s raining to beat the band. It’s all about knowing the tolerances of your primer, and when it’s best used. Dry hot days can be some of the worst priming weather ever, no matter what you may be led to believe. Ideal conditions are an afternoon of warm weather, preferably once the sun has started to set.

2. Pay attention to where your models are stored before priming. Don’t take models that have been stored in cold locations and bring them outside and immediately start priming them… metal models especially. These sweat and have a fine layer of condensation which prevents the proper adhesion of primer to model, and encourages problems. Allow models to come to room temperature, dependent on were you are priming. With the models at temperature for where they are primed, this creates the best possible environment to have priming work exactly how it should.

3. Use quality primer. I am not saying spend twenty dollars a can on primer, but make sure, with a test model that it’s proper conditions and the primer works properly. Some primers just don’t work properly on miniatures, there’s no bones about it. Don’t use primers designed for plastic on plastic figures. While it’s a theoretically sound idea, plastic primers are designed for items such as chairs, tables and toys. Items with large flat surfaces that the paint needs to bond to. When it comes to plastic figures, this particular formation of paint has a tendency to clog details, and make models blob like after priming. It’s also nearly impossible to remove from the ruined models as it bonds with it, so products such as simple green don’t really remove that type of paint in relation to others it normally works on without any issues.

4.

I have finally had a chance to test out the new line of dropper bottle paints, produced by none other than Army Painter. I have been patiently awaiting their arrival at the lgs, as I was quite curious what it would hold.
Upon looking at them and their matching primers, I have to say, I’m impressed. They are indeed spot on colour matches, and consistent! I have used several now, and must say I’m very happy with the results. They are consistent, deep colours and they are spot on matches, not only for the primer can they match, but, specifically, in the case of black and white, they **MATCH** the other brands of primer ( save Games Workshop) that I use.
Rating:
Ease of use, 5/5 (I love dropper bottle style paints, less waste)
Consistency: 5/5 ( Didn’t have one clog, or colour change between bottles with the same name)
Value: 6/5 ( 2.99/3.25 for inks, for 18ml paint is a steal!)
Quality: 5/5 (I used it as a brush on primer, with an airbrush and brushed over various colours already on a model. Excellent performance all the way around)
Overall rating: 5.25/5

Yep, you heard it right. There has been speculation for quite a while, especially when the 5th edition rulebook was no longer available on the GW website around May 27. I got official word today from multiple sources that  said to expect a summer release, most likely mid July. No word on official prices yet, starter box contents or a special edition, but keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks.

So, today is the big day…The massive price increase list goes into effect. Eleven pages when printed in Landscape format at a 10pt font, spanning across all three systems and the hobby range. Thankfully, the paint didn’t get hit this time around, well the pots.
The “Fast skimmers”: Ork Bomma, Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship, and the Necron Night Scythe, or Necron Doom Scythe. Coming in at a reasonable $45.50 each, and rules in the June 2012 White Dwarf, and are **Official Codex Updates** for the Space Marines and Orks.

Just took a sift through GW’s main website looking for Apocalypse Reloaded (which IS getting a price change) and some model reference images I needed, and realized that not only is it missing, but so is the .. wait for it.. *5th* edition rulebook, among a list of smaller items and bit kits that were once there.

Yep, nowhere to be found on the website, the essentials page even states “…Warhammer 40,000 products available; from essentials such as the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook and…” but alas, it’s nowhere to be found. Same thing that happened to the Grey Knight boxes, as well as the sisters unit boxes before codex redo, or model redoing. So, is it July/August, or Nov/Dec release. Bets anyone?

I’d also like to point out a few of the major price hikes that will be going into effect, sadly, while I am on the GW page at this point.

Current Tau Codex: 24.75. As of June 1: 33.00

Current Black Templar Codes: 24.75. As of June 1: 33.00

Current Land Raider: 66.00. As of June 1: 74.25

Storm Raven: 66.00. As of June 1: 82.50

So, I’ve gotten word that as of June 1 expect a price increase on most popular GW products. Pricing changes are anywhere from 5-20% increases.
Example I was given directly:
Space Marine Battleforce (Prices in US Dollars):
Used to be: $90.00
First increase: $115.00
Second Increase: $130.00

June 2012 increase: $150.00

Wonderful, huh. It keeps going up and up and up… Games Workshop as a company are trying to get more and more of a customer base, with the rules sets being rewritten so they are easier to understand for younger players, and the models are being redone to remove metals entirely. This I understand can lead to a price increase, but three in the past two years? Come on.
I have actually asked GW directly on their FB page if there is an actual reason behind the price increase this time around, but have yet to receive an answer. To be honest, I don’t expect to get one, but I am curious if they will take the time to respond, or if they will “remove” the post. I carefully worded it so it didn’t fall into their “not family friendly” request for any comments. As of 9:53 this evening (central time) it’s still there, and no response.

Surfing around, this is the list I’ve been able to find, so far of the increases:

(Sorted by type, and I think I got all the duplicates out. Now mind you, this isn’t anything “official” I located. I found this list on several different blogs/websites, I just took the time to sort it by category.

LOTR
Winged Nazgul $62.00
Gondor Trebuchet $57.75
Gulahvar $57.75
Moria Goblin Commanders $39.50
Gandalf the White $36.25
Elrond and Gil-Galad $29.75
Witch King  of Angmar $36.25
Suladan Serpent Lord $36.25
Saruman and Grima $29.75
Groblog$16.50
Boromir (Ithilien) $36.25
Dain and Balin $29.75
GOTHMOG (PELENNOR) $36.25
Khamul (Ringwraith) $36.25
Uruk-Hai with Crossbows $26.50
Theoden (Helms Deep) $36.25
Dwarf Iron Guard $26.50
The Dark Marshall $36.25
Amdur Lord of Blades $36.25
Uruk-Hai Berserkers $26.50
Vault Warden Team $16.50
Easterling Dragon Kin $24.75
Easterling War Priest $24.75
WOTR Infantry Trays $6.50
WOTR Cavalry Trays $6.50
Ent $41.25
Galadhrim Knights $37.25
Warriors of Minas Tirith $24.75
Rangers of Middle-earth $24.75
Warriors of the Dead $24.75
Warriors of Rohan $24.75
Mordor Troll/ Isenguard Troll $41.25
Morgul Knights $37.25
Galadhrim Warriors $24.75
Wood Elf Warriors $24.75
Dwarf Warriors $24.75
Dwarf Rangers $24.75
The Riders of Rohan  $29.75
Warriors of the Last Alliance $24.75
War Mumak ofHarad $99.00
Knights of Dol Amroth $37.25
Knights of Minas Tirith $29.75
Warg Riders $29.75
Mordor Orcs $24.75
Morannon Orcs $24.75
Easterling Kataphract $37.25
Haradrim Warriors $24.75
Corsairs of Umbar $24.75
Easterling Warriors $24.75
HARADRIM RAIDERS $29.75
Uruk-hai Warriors $24.75
Uruk-hai Scouts $24.75
Moria Goblin Warriors $24.75
Wild Wargs $18.25
Balrog $62.00
Hobby Supplies

Spray Matte Varnish  $15.75
Citadel Water Pot $5.75
CITADEL Fine Detail Brush $4.95
CITADEL Detail Brush $5.75
CITADEL Standard Brush $5.75
CITADEL Base Brush $6.60
CITADEL Large Brush $6.60
CITADEL Stippling Brush $4.95
CITADEL Small Drybrush $4.95
CITADEL Medium Drybrush $5.75
CITADEL Large Drybrush $8.25

MODULAR MOVMNT TRAY $16.50
CITADEL HOBBY DRILL $16.50
CITADEL RAZOR SAW $23.00
SCULPTING TOOL $8.25
CITADEL SPRAY GUN $33.00
CITADEL TOOL KIT $135.00
CITADEL EMERY BOARDS $6.50
SQUARE BASES $10.00
ROUND BASES $10.00
CITADEL CUTTING MAT $11.50

Basing Materials

GRASS $8.25
CITADEL SAND $8.25
CITADEL SNOW $8.25

BURNT GRASS $8.25
GLADE GRASS  $8.25
SCORCHED GRASS  $8.25
BURNT GRASS 15g $8.25
DEAD GRASS  $8.25

GRASS TUB $8.25
BURNT GRASS  $8.25
WH40K BASING KIT $29.75
WARHAMMER BASING KIT $29.75

40K

SPACE MARINES $10.00
TYRANID TERMAGANTS $10.00
ORK BOYZ $10.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINES $10.00
ELDAR GUARDIANS $10.00
IMPERIAL GUARD CADIANS $10.00
BLOOD ANGELS BATTLEFORCE $110.00
BLOOD ANGELS BAAL PREDATOR $57.75
STORMRAVEN GUNSHIP $82.50
BLOOD ANGELS FURIOSO DREADNOUGHT $46.25
COMMANDER DANTE $19.25
ASTORATH THE GRIM $21.50
CATACHAN HEAVY WEAPON SQUAD $39.50
IMPERIAL GUARD CATACHAN BATTLEFORCE $120.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE BATTLEFORCE $125.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE RHINO $37.25
CHAOS TERMINATOR LORD $24.75
CHAOS SPACE MARINE PREDATOR $57.75
CHAOS SPACE MARINE LAND RAIDER $74.25
CHAOS SPAWN $41.25
CHAOS SPACE MARINE VINDICATOR $57.75
NURGLE DAEMON PRINCE $37.25
HURON BLACKHEART $19.25
DARK ANGELS VETERAN SPACE MARINES $33.00
DARK ANGELS RAVENWING BATTLEFORCE $115.00
D.A COMPANY MASTER $19.25
Dark Eldar Battleforce $110.00
DARK ELDAR RAIDER $37.25
Dark Eldar Talos Pain Engine $46.25
DARK ELDAR REAVERS $39.50
Dark Eldar Razorwing Jetfighter $45.50
DARK ELDAR INCUBI $41.25
DARK ELDAR ARCHON $16.00
DARK ELDAR SUCCUBUS $16.00
D/ELDAR HAEMONCULUS $19.25
URIEN RAKARTH $19.25
LELITH HESPERAX $19.25
Dark Eldar Ghul $16.00
Dark Eldar Medusae $16.00
DARK ELDAR LHAMAEAN $16.00
DARK ELDAR SSLYTH $16.00
ELDAR GUARDIANS $36.25
ELDAR BATTLEFORCE $105.00
ELDAR WRAITHLORD $46.25
ELDAR DARK REAPERS $41.25
ELDAR WARP SPIDERS $41.25
STRIKING SCORPIONS $41.25
HOWLING BANSHEES $41.25
ELDAR FIRE DRAGONS $41.25
SWOOPING HAWKS $41.25
HARLEQUIN TROUPE $41.25
AUTARCH W.POWER WPN $19.25
THE AVATAR OF KHAINE $40.00
DEATH JESTER $19.25
HARLEQUIN SHADOWSEER $19.25
IMPERIAL GUARD CHIMERA $37.25
CADIAN HEAVY WEAPON SQUAD $39.50
IMPERIAL GUARD CADIAN BATTLEFORCE $120.00
IMPERIAL GUARD BANEBLADE $115.50
IMPERIAL GUARD SHADOWSWORD/STORMLORD $115.50
LORD CASTELLAN CREED $19.25
COMMISSAR YARRICK $19.25
COLOUR SERGEANT KELL $21.50
Imperial Guard Commissar $16.00

SPACE MARINE COMMANDER $22.25
SPACE MARINE BATTLEFORCE $150.00
SPACE MARINE RHINO $37.25
SPACE MARINE LANDRAIDER $74.25
SPACE MARINE ATTACK BIKE $27.25
SPACE MARINE RAZORBACK $41.25
SPACE MARINE WHIRLWIND $57.75
SPACE MARINE PREDATOR $57.75
SPACE MARINE VINDICATOR $57.75
SPACE MARINE DREADNOUGHT $46.25
SPACE MARINE DROP POD $37.25
SPACEMARINE LANDRAIDER CRUSADER/REDEEMER $74.25
SPACE MARINE VENERABLE DREADNOUGHT $46.25
CALGAR & HON. GUARD $59.00
SPACE MARINE IRONCLAD DREADNOUGHT $46.25
CAPTAIN SICARIUS $19.25
SM CHAPLAIN W.J.PACK $19.25
Necron Warriors $36.25
Necron Catacomb Command Barge / Annihilation Barge $37.25
NECRON BATTLEFORCE $115.00
Necron Triarch Stalker $49.50
C’TAN S NIGHTBRINGER $37.25
C’TAN S THE DECEIVER $37.25
NECRON OVERLORD $19.25
NECRON LORD RES ORB $16.00
NECRON CRYPTEK $16.00
IMOTEKH THE STORMLRD $19.25
NEMESOR ZAHNDREKH $19.25
TRAZYN THE INFINITE $19.25
ORK TRUKK $37.25
ORK BATTLEFORCE $110.00
ORK STOMPA $115.50
ORK KILLA KANS $46.25
GHAZGHKULL THRAKA $40.00
MEK W. SHOKK GUN $40.00
ORK PAINBOY $19.25
TYRANID BATTLEFORCE $125.00
TYRANID WARRIORS $47.00
TYRANID CARNIFEX $53.75
TYRANID RAVENOR BROOD $47.00
TYRANID PYROVORE $37.25
SPACE WOLVES BATTLEFORCE $110.00

BLACK TEMPLARS CHAPTER UPGRADE $33.00
EMPERORS CHAMPION $16.00
TAU FIRE WARRIORS $36.25
KROOT CARNIVORE SQUAD $36.25
TAU BATTLEFORCE $120.00
TAU DEVILFISH $37.25
TAU XV25 STEALTH SUITS $26.50
TAU PIRANHA $29.75
SNIPER DRONE TEAM $41.25
ETHEREAL HONOUR BLDE $16.00
INQ KARAMAZOV $56.00
CASTELLAN CROWE $19.25
INQUISITOR COTEAZ $19.25

 

Fantasy

WARRIORS OF CHAOS $10.00
ORCS $10.00
SKELETON WARRIORS $10.00

COCKATRICE $37.25
BEASTMEN MINOTAURS $47.00
JABBERSLYTHE $69.00
BRETONNIAN BATTALION $105.00
BRETONNIAN PEGASUS KNIGHT $19.75
THE GREEN KNIGHT $40.00
CHAOS MARAUDER HORSEMEN $29.00
CHAOS KNIGHTS $33.00
WARRIORS OF CHAOS BATTALION $110.00
Chaos Lord on Manticore $53.75
Nurgle Chaos Lord $14.75
Chaos Sorcerer Lord $14.75
Tzeentch Sorcerer Lord $14.75
LRD ON DAEMON MNT $40.00
CHAOS EXALTED HERO $16.00
KHORNE EXALTED HERO $19.25
DWARF BATTALION $105.00
THOREK IRONBROW $56.00
DWARF GYROCOPTER $40.00
DWARF BOLT THROWER $40.00
DWARF GRUDGE THROWER $40.00
DWARF LORD W.HAMMER $16.00
DWARF RUNELORD $16.00
DWARF ENGINEER $16.00
DWARF ARMY STANDARD $19.25
Dark Elf Dreadlord on Black Dragon $53.75
DARK ELF COLD ONE KNIGHTS $33.00
DARK ELF BATTALION $115.00
Dark Elf Supreme Sorceress $14.75
DARK ELVES WAR HYDRA $69.00
DARK ELF DREADLORD $26.75
D.E ASASSIN W.2HWEPS $16.00
EMPIRE GENERAL $29.75
EMPIRE BATTALION $105.00
EMPIRE BATTLE WIZARDS $29.75
EMPIRE PISTOLIERS / OUTRIDERS $29.00
Empire Celestial Hurricanum / Luminark of Hysh $53.75
Captain of the Empire $14.75
Empire Master Engineer $14.75
Volkmar the Grim on The War Altar of Sigmar $53.75
KURT HELBORG $40.00
LUDWIG SCHWARZHELM $40.00
CAPTAIN W.HAMMER $16.00
HIGH ELF CHARIOT $29.75
HIGH ELF PRINCE AND NOBLE $29.75
HIGH ELF LORD ON DRAGON $53.75
HIGH ELF DRAGON PRINCES OF CALEDOR $33.00
HIGH ELF BATTALION $115.00
HIGH ELF ARCHMAGE AND MAGE $29.75
TYRION $40.00
CARADRYAN $19.25
KORHIL $19.25
LIZARDMEN STEGADON $57.75
LIZARDMEN BATTALION $110.00
Lizardmen Saurus Oldblood $14.75
KROQ GAR $69.00
ORC WARBOSS $29.75
ORCS AND GOBLINS BATTALION $115.00
GIANT $53.75
RIVER TROLLS $47.00
ORC BOAR BOYZ $29.00
SAVAGE ORC BOAR BOYZ $29.00
WARBOSS ON WYVERN $69.00
GOBLIN ROCK LOBBER $40.00
ORC SHAMAN ON BOAR $26.75
GRIMGOR IRONHIDE $19.25
BLACK ORC BIG BOSS $19.25
SKAVEN HELL PIT ABOMINATION $57.75
SKAVEN BATTALION $115.00
SKAVEN SCREAMING BELL/PLAGUE FURNACE $62.00
SKAVEN JEZZAILS $52.00
SKAVEN DOOM-FLAYER $24.00
SKAVEN WARLORD $16.00
QUEEK HEADTAKER $19.25
DEATHMASTER SNIKCH $19.25
Vampire Counts Coven Throne / Mortis Engine $62.00
Vampire Counts Black Knights / Hexwraiths $33.00
VAMPIRE COUNTS CORPSE CART $29.75
VAMPIRE COUNTS BATTALION $125.00
Vampire Counts Wight King $14.75
Vampire Counts Cairn Wraith $14.75
Vampire Counts Tomb Banshee $14.75
Vampire Counts Necromancer $14.75
VARGHULF $37.25
COUNT MANNFRED $40.00
VAMPIRE LORD $16.00
VLAD VON CARSTEIN $19.25
KONRAD VON CARSTEIN $19.25
ISABELLA V. CARSTEIN $16.00
KRELL LORD UNDEATH $19.25
WOOD ELF BATTALION $100.00
ORION $40.00
WOOD ELVES TREE KIN $52.00
HIGHBORN W.GREAT WEP $16.00
SPELLWEAVER W. STAFF $19.25
TOMB KINGS KHEMRIAN WARSPHINX/NECROSPHINX $53.75
TOMB KINGS BATTALION $125.00
CASKET OF SOULS $56.00
USHABTI W.GREAT BOW $52.00
USHABTI W.G.WEPS $52.00
TOMB KING GRT WEAPON $16.00
T/KING LICHE PRIEST $16.00
TOMB KINGS NECROTECT $16.00
PRINCE APOPHAS $19.25
Ogre Kingdoms Battalion $110.00
OGRE TYRANT $40.00
OGRE SLAUGHTERMASTER $40.00
GOLGFAG $40.00
FIREBELLY $40.00
YHETEES $52.00
BRAGG THE GUTSMAN $40.00
Chaos Daemons Battalion/Battleforce $115.00
SEEKERS OF SLAANESH $29.00
DAEMON PRINCE $41.25
FLAMERS OF TZEENTCH $24.00
DAEMON HERALD TZT $40.00
THE CHANGELING $19.25

Rulebooks

CODEX SPACE MARINES (ENGLISH) $41.25
CODEX BLACK TEMPLARS (ENGLISH) $33.00
CODEX TAU EMPIRE (ENGLISH) $33.00

Lord of the Rings Rulebook $66.00
War of the Ring: Battlehosts $37.25

War of the Ring $66.00
The Two Towers $37.25
Return of the King $37.25
Fellowship of the Ring $37.25
Kingdoms of Men $28.00
Aragorn (Black Gate) $36.25
The Free Peoples $28.00

The Fallen Realms $28.00
Mordor $28.00
Moria & Angmar $28.00
Warhammer 40k Apocalypse $57.75
Warhammer 40k Battle Missions $37.25
Warhammer 40k Cities of Death $37.25
Warhammer 40k Planetstrike $37.25
Apocalypse Reload $37.25

MIGHTY EMPIRES $57.75
BLOOD IN THE BADLANDS  $41.25
WARHAMMER: STORM OF MAGIC  $57.75
WARHAMMER: BATTLE MAGIC  $11.50
WARHAMMER: THE EMPIRE (ENGLISH) $45.50
UNIFORMS & HERALDRY OF THE EMPIRE (ENGLISH) $29.75
WARHAMMER: ORCS & GOBLINS (ENGLISH) $45.50

UNIFORM & HERALDRY OF THE SKAVEN (ENGLISH) $29.75
WARHAMMER: VAMPIRE COUNTS (ENGLISH) $45.50
WARHAMMER: TOMB KINGS (ENGLISH) $45.50

WARHAMMER: OGRE KINGDOMS (ENGLISH) $45.50

 

Templates/Misc

APOCALYPSE TEMPLATES $24.75

Dice Cube $8.25

PLANETARY EMPIRES $57.75

UNIVERSAL TEMPLATES $13.25
WH 40K TEMPLATES $13.25
WH TEMPLATE SET $13.25
WH COUNTER SET $16.50

Terrain
MOONSCAPE $24.75
40K BATTLEFIELD ACCESSORIES $19.75
CITADEL BATTLEMAT $33.00
CITADEL GAMING HILL $29.75
CITADEL WOOD $29.75
URBAN BARRICADES AND WALLS $24.75
ARCANE RUINS $29.75
ORK BARRICADES $24.75
WATCHTOWER $33.00
CHAPEL $29.75
Walls and Fences $24.75
CITADEL MODULAR GAMING HILL $29.75
TEMPLE OF SKULLS $33.00
BASILICA ADMINISTRATUM $33.00
SANCTUM IMPERIALIS $33.00
40K BUILDINGS MANIFACTORUM $33.00
IMPERIAL BASTION $41.25
AEGIS DEFENCE LINE $29.75
SKYSHIELD LANDING PAD $49.50
SHRINE OF THE AQUILA $41.25
BATTLESCAPE $29.75
FORTRESS OF REDEMPTION $115.50
HONOURED IMPERIUM $29.75
OSGILIATH RUINS $29.75
DREADSTONE BLIGHT $33.00
WITCHFATE TOR TOWER OF SORCERY $82.50
Magewrath Throne and Balewind Vortex $41.25
Eternity Stair and Dreadfire Portal $41.25
Garden of Morr $49.50

(sources: http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?t=22054, http://blog.spikeybits.com/2012/05/skinny-on-gw-june-price-adjustment.html, http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/451127.page?userfilterid=13937, and a couple anonymous emails I received)

So, I found a way to make some great looking, very inexpensive terrain!
Do you tire of terrain simply being books under the green mat to simply make square hills?
You know you want buildings, and lots of them! Two, three and four levels, to make that table pop!
Inexpensive you say? Yes, I did!!

Here is a rundown of the components (items are purchased from Walmart, which by far is the best pricing for the components) with their prices ( in US dollars) not including tax.

Core items:
– roll of 3/4″ masking tape, .77
– Eilene’s Tacky Glue, medium size bottle, 1.77
– Foamcore sheet(s) 20″x30″ plain white, 1.98

Additional items needed:
– cutting mat
– box cutter, and spare blades
– exacto knife and spare blades
– 24″ metal ruler
– 12″ metal ruler

Now comes a bit of mathing skill. In order to maximize the amount of buildings that can be made from the sheet, grab a bit or scrap paper.

The sheet is 20″x30″, and by doing the math, I can create (2) two floor buildings with an 7″x10″ base floor footprint and the second floor being 5″x10″.
Factoring the full size of the sheet, you will make cuts on the long side, so the strips will be 20″ long, by the various widths to make walls and floors.
Subtracting the two floor sizes from the full sheet width, you are left with 18″. Because I am making the walls 3″ high, you are then left with six 3″ strips.

Each of the strips are 20″ long.

Proceed to make the floor pieces by cutting the 7″ and the 5″ sections in half, they are then the sizes of 7″x10 and 5″x10″.

To make the walls, measure the 3″ strips into pieces that are 6.5″ long. This will give you three wall pieces, with one inch left. Repeat 2x for a total of six pieces (four are needed for each building)

To make the front of the building ( the 10″ side) cut one 20″ strip in half. This makes the front wall for each of the building floors. Repeat twice for a total of four front walls, one for each level of the building.

Proceed to assembly.

Place one floor in front of you and glue the wall onto the edge. Follow the flying with taping to reinforce the edge.

Repeat process as many time as necessary to build each of the levels, and reinforce the joints.

Then, add the smaller, second floor on top of the first floor. Glue the two together, reinforcing the joint with tape yet again.

Repeat as necessary to make the building the final size.

Cover all foam showing with tape before priming at all to prevent the foam from being eaten by spray paint, and to create smooth edges.

Cut windows from the foam as you see fit with a square base as a template to ensure continuity and straight lines when making these. Ensure these are taped up as well after the fact.

Prime as you wish.

Fini!