Here's my latest building effort, "Nipper's Newsstand".
The photo above and these next two photographs show Nipper's in its closed mode with the shutter down. The shutter was made to be able to slide in and out a sandwich of three pieces of thin card that makes up the front wall, the sides and back are made from 5mm foamcard.
Obviously the two side walls and the back wall are nothing to write home about and will have posters added to them when I print some interesting ones out. Though not obvious from the photo the window is of the "see through" perspex variety
This next photograph shows Nipper's open for business, the shutter has been removed and the various hoardings and counter (all one piece) have been put in place.
The various newspapers and magazines etc. have all been gleaned from the Interweb and reduced in size to what I thought looked right for the scale of figures being used - there was no scientific methodology involved, just pure guesswork. There are multiple prints of the newspapers and magazines, to give a more "3-D" effect though this isn't readily apparent from the photo. The "plywood" texture was gleaned from goodness knows where and backs all the hoardings as well as the newsstand sign. In the back of the shop, viewed through the opening can be seen magazines and more newspapers on the wall. The counter may look a bit skew-whiff, but I can assure you that that is down to my ineptitude as a photographer, not modeller (I am reading the camera's manual though).
This photograph (a little out of focus) shows the inside of Nipper's with the inherent detritus of piles of old magazines and newspapers. The slot for the shutter can be only vaguely made out at the tope of the photograph.
In the bottom right can be seen a box on top of which has been placed more rubbish.
The door just seems ajar but it does open fully to the
side wall if necessary.
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This final photograph shows the scale of the model along with some of my latest efforts at painting zombies. The zombies are Old Glory and are from a batch of 19 that are nearly finished, a bit of highlighting, varnishing and some work on their bases still needs to be done to finish them off. I'm quite pleased with them though as they are, as I'm no great shakes as a figure painter.
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