As the title of this post hints at, I accomplished nothing major, but I am happy with the results.
The pictures on the right shows all the bots, sacks and bowls I've scratch-built (taking advantage of a single day without rain to spray-undercoat!
I was so pleased with the results that I'm now looking at doing a lot more.
Here's some close ups
|Three grain sacks (or some other yellowish stuff)|
|A couple of pots and a bowl of red stuff (spice ?)|
|A variety of larger pots (they look a lot bigger than they really are)|
|More pots (Bored yet ?)|
|Even more pots ! (Who'd have thought ?)|
|A bag of 200 assorted beads cost £1.99 (from the Range iirc)|
|The FIMO stuff|
|Once undercoated, it's hard to tell their origin imho.|
|Notice tags on doors for securing into foamboard and the arched door is for the Souk|
|Before (top half) and after ironing (bottom half)|
|Damp kitchen cloth used )less washed out photograph)|
|The Iron (weighing about half a ton imo) - normally used on a Snooker table !|
|A beautifully smoothed out surface (on yet another 'washed out' photograph)|
This whole ironing , rolling, weight-lifting cloth dampening and awaiting iron to heat up, took place in two sessions over the weekend as once more I succumbed to failing energy levels.
I did however finished gunking up all the foamboard buildings I've recently made (though not Gordon's pad) and save for the larger Souk, sanded them down into a more presentable format.
comparing them to the photographs in the last post, it can be seen that I've also added some extra areas of fallen plaster.
|A gunged up wall, half unsanded (left) and half sanded (right)|
|Sanded and some detail added|
|Reverse view of above building|
|The unplanned 'scrap' building|
|Reverse view showing a second door ! (I may also add rooms at a later stage)|
|One of my favourite buildings (and probably the smallest)|
|Reverse view of above. The figure (Al Hahdin- or Al for short, is from Redoubt)|
|Another very small building, but imho, beautifully formed|
|Reverse view of building|
That's then for this week, one in which I think I've been busy and productive over the last week and I hope you've found something of interest.
As always your comments and critiques are always welcomed and truly appreciated