here) but the main work really started on it in November.
I thought I would have it completely finished in about a month or so, but as my eyesight worsened and the usable daylight hours got shorter progress was very slow.
Now however I am at a stage where I can at least say that the model is
usable, even though there are many more things I'd have liked to have
either added to or changed on the model.
The width of the building is about 16" (400mm) and the depth is 14" (350mm).
Height to the roof is about 4" (100mm), then there is a 20mm parapet on three sides. with the front facade being 40mm. Originally the building was going tp be 16" square but the realisation that this would mean the back of the building would sit on the edge of one of my terrain boards made me decide to shorten it by 2", thus allowing figures to get around the back.
The signage was all garnered from the interweb and things like the supermarket sign were photo-shopped.
I know that they're not all really relevant in the context, but when they're only about 15-20mm x 25mm who's going to know?
I had wanted to put some features on the roof, electrical casings or HVAC units or some such, but by the time I got this far I was really bored with this model.
On the roof then are merely a hatch (on the right), general detritus (achieved by using cork filings) and a newspaper can just be made out on the left of the building.
The truck cab that can be seen was recently purchased at a table-top sale for the princely sum of 10p but alas no trailer was to be found.
Moving around the building the door to the store's storeroom can be made out.
The close-up shows the door in its open position.
All door on the model are openable. (After all, we all know what flak we'd get from certain quarters if they weren't)
The four windows being the only features present. If I had more of am artistic leaning then I would probably have added some graffiti. Posters of course would also work but who puts posters on the rear of a building ? When the building is in a game situation I'll be able to put dumpsters, rubbish piles and so on there to liven it up a bit.
The final side of the building has two doors in it.
The employees entrance (left) and the store exit (right); unfortunately I didn't take a photograph of the entire wall.
The major part of the fabric of this model was made from 5mm foamcore, but card, matchsticks, paper, perspex, barbeque skewers and a couple of coffee stirrers (of course) were all had a part too,
Finally, if you think you can make out things inside the store, then you're absolutely right. There are indeed many things to behold in the fully outfitted interior. All will be revealed next week, if anyone is interested, so look out for "Clean up on Aisle Four !"
Thanks for taking a look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated