Herewith then is the photographic record of this week's efforts on my adobe-style buildings suitable, of course, for many different geographical areas - Africa, Afghanistan and Mexico - anywhere where there are desert-like environs it seems.
The photograph on the right shows my first "experimental" effort, just after the initial 'gungeing' phase.
|The two buildings above in their cur out stage - note the rabbets.|
|Close up of rabbets|
|Staircase added and buildings linked (to make a more interesting building (imho)|
|Base and a few walls added - note new cut-out in wall for roof access|
|Reverse view, with another wall (height difference very apparent)|
|Gunge cleaned up a bit and some detailing added (top centre corner)|
The second model I've been working on is my idea of a Souk (Arba Market) using discarded peices from my third building (its layout is still being planned).
This is a rather large building, more for a city or large town.
|Base in foamcards too, the three wall are rabbetd to one another and the base !|
|Corner stairs, showing make-shift, haphazard construction.|
|Overall view of internal walls|
|Plan view, footrpint is about 12" x 8" - a bit big !|
|View showing internal walls and doors|
|Rear view after some cleaning-up and a few details addded|
|Side entrances added as an afterthought|
|Opposite side entrance - needing a little repair !|
|Internal door lintels and clean-up.|
I'll be making a couple more simple buildings, probably 'L' shaped and tackling the largest planned building once its layout has been finalised in my mind. - Do I really need/want a balcony?)
I'll also be putting a hold on painting any of the buildings until I've made a few more and until B&Q match my paint, now that they've ceased to stock "Harvest Field" !
Other than the first photograph, all the others are in date order showing progress.
That's it then for this week and hopefully my new, additional, medication (with known side-effects) won't be too much of an obstacle to further progress.
So that's it then for this week, this style of building is very easy to make, even for novice scratch-builders, it just takes thought, careful measurements and straight cuts!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope that you've found something of interest and of course, as ever, your comments, criticisms, queries, bouquets and brickbats are always welcomed and truly appreciated.