It's a card build, built from a WorldWorksGames' product, namely the old "Mayhem Armoury" set which incorporated three distinct pieces, a shop, a garage and an apartment. I've used all three elements of the original set for this model.
The sign at the front is obviously not part of the original model, but I didn't like either of the ones that were offered, "Mayhem Armoury" and "Bob's Bullets" were both to bland for my liking and already in use my many others. The notice is backed in a very thin card but is reinforced by coffee stirrers and some thicker craft sticks for support.
I've used this sign before, in my construction site build, and I've also used many more random signs throughout this model.
Onto the clockwise tour around the outside of the building; the second wall was looking a bit dull so I added another Ammu-Nation sign
The rear of the building has graffiti from the standard wall set and whilst I could have easily removed it from the print with a bit of photo-shopping I thought it looked OK and left it.
The door by Bob however was a different matter and I added a poster, which I thought fitting for the shop.
It's obviously a new sign as it hasn't been graffiti-ed yet !
(In case you can't read it, it says "Never mind the dog, Beware of Owner"
I left the already present graffiti on the door by choice.
|The other (boring) side|
|The roof - who'd have thought ?|
I've used 5mm foam-board for all the walls throughout this model. The side walls are thicker card glued onto the outside walls and are little deeper than the edges of the roof so that the roof sits onto the model and overlaps slightly,
The roof itself is also foam-board and it too sits inside the building.
I sprayed the roof black and sprinkled a bit of sand on top to give it texture before painting it.
The top of the wall surrounding the roof was first covered in a very thin card (about cereal packet thickness) an the entire roof walls were covered in wall filler before painting and "dirty-ing" with a dark wash.
|The shop bit from above|
This top-down view of the shop shows its general layout.
The stairs are made from scrap foam-card and an additional wall was printed and cut to size.
originally there was going to be no alcove under the stairs but the positioning of the door into the garage dictated that I had to have one.
The front of the shop is at the bottom of the photograph, in case you're wondering (but I'm guessing you're not)
|Boring back door|
Some internal shots, showing signs I've added by the back door. (left), two shelving units I made from the single double-sided one provided, above which is a knife display and lastly one of the two gun display cases provided (below)
|Equally boring shelves|
|Another view (yawn)|
|Overhead view of the garage|
The "garage" was meant more as a storage place than as an actual garage, but I did leave enough room to get a vehicle in before I stuffed it with all manner of crap.
|Entrance from shop to garage|
I've added some posters from various sources other the the set itself.
The boxes are from Ebbles (I think) which I printed off a couple of years ago.
I'm very aware when making buildings of being able to get figures into them, so I tend to have gaps sufficient to allow room for figures to stand.
The boxes of course were placed strategically too, to provide cover.
|Corner opposite the shop door|
The storage shelves almost certainly came from Ebbles and the oil barrels were a recent addition to my scenic bits supply.
In the corner are some garbage bags from my stock as well as some newspapers which I like to add to models too.
I added a toolbox from goodness knows where and one of the myriad of books I made sits on top of it.
|The other corner (fairly boring)|
The apparent "orangey" square in the centre of the garage floor is a trick of the light (and not due to poor photography - no sirree), it is actually the same colour as the "surrounding" grey-with oil stains floor.
So swiftly moving on upstairs.
|Sid risking life and limb|
Nothing really interesting here though I did add the welcome mat.
The sitting/living room below shows some of the doll house furniture along with my scratch-built sofa and a couple of extras.
|The mess never ends|
Through the open doorway (I was sick of doors by this stage) is the kitchen, my only addition here being the pizza (left).
|Still the kitchen|
At the other end the "Fat Dragon" table has a microwave on it. and my own additions of a newspaper (again) and some rubbish bags. The bench seat is deliberately placed askew to allow a figure access to the window.
|Unremarkable Bedroom #1|
|Unremarkable Bedroom #2|
Finally two view of the smallest room utilising the Doll house bits again and with no added bits of my own (for a change - no wonder Sid looks confused.)
That's the five cent tour complete now and whilst this model is no great shakes in comparison to others that I've seen, at least (and at last) I have a gun-shop ! The windows are all see-through and the doors do open, (even though the garage door is merely a "plug" in door) and I'm happy enough that it's usable enough for my purposes. Its footprint is about 7" x 14" (175mm x 350mm) and it's about 8" tall (200mm) to the top of the parapet.
It didn't really take that long to build but did take up a lot of print - about 12 sheets of A3 !
That's it then for this week except of course to say that as always your comments are as ever both welcomed and appreciated.