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Cargo Bales Paper Models

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These cargo bales are suitable for almost any genre. They will work for fantasy or medieval settings, military wargames from Napoleon to post-apocalypse, and almost anything from steampunk to space trucks. Cargo bales like these could be found in any zombie-infested warehouse, medieval trading village, war camp, wagon, market square or industrial park.

Easy to build: This paper model kit is easy to assemble, requiring just cardstock paper sheets to print on (110 lb. or 199gsm recommended), scissors, hobby knife, paper glue, aluminum ruler and cutting mat. Assembly time is just a few minutes per bale.

15mm to 30mm scale: These models are designed at the popular 28mm-30mm gaming scale, but if you are very meticulous you can shrink them down to 15mm, 20mm or 25mm scales by simply adjusting the print size percentage on your printer. Tips and advice for altering the scale are included with this kit.


Multi-layered PDFs: This set features multi-layered PDFs that offer a variety of skins. These texture layers can be mixed and combined in various ways, giving you control over the appearance of your bales before you print them.

You get all of these texture options:

  • Base color (choose from 10 colors, including white, earth tones, drab blues and greens)
  • Labels for what's inside (choose from several item names in a variety of languages, for exotic-looking cargoes)
  • Various markings such as arrows and hand numbering for cargo handlers
  • Trading company stamps and royal insignia
  • And more!

Ready to print: For your printing convenience, you also get 7 prepared sheets of bales. These feature color schemes and other extras that aren't found on the multi-layered version. In total, the single-layered PDFs include 48 bales (24 each in two sizes) and 3 bonus casks.

Software requirements: You'll need Adobe Reader to get full use of these layered PDFs.

Dimensions: The large bales measure 0.85" tall and 0.8" across. The small bales measure 0.75" tall, and 0.65" across and 0.5" deep. The cask stands 0.75" tall and is 0.6" across.


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January 1st, 2016
simple and easy, once put together i'll use them in most setting i play [...]
December 5th, 2015
The usual excellent quality production which is a joy to use and so adaptable. [...]
December 4th, 2015
Pretty simple model, but lots of variety. I actually used this more as a 'wallpaper' and wrapped it around a small appropriately cut block of wood - I routed the 45 degree angle cuts, which worked out well. So they ended up sort of like building blocks [...]
April 25th, 2012
A nice variety of colors and icons in this set. The quality is high and what is expected from Dave Graffam Models. The construction may be a little fiddly for first timers, but they're not particularly difficult once you've done a couple. [...]
William W. [Featured Reviewer]
February 17th, 2012
These cargo bales and barrels have appeared in other Dave Graffam products as bonuses - it's good to have them here as a separate PDF so that you can print as many as you like without printing other pieces that you may not need. As with other gr [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 31, 2011.